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BIG Weekly Newsletter

March 10, 2022
Issue: No 122

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter!

This week read about how Hive Blockchain to expand mining operations with new Intel ASIC chips, why Santander provides crypto loans against Agrotoken tokenized commodities and how 2 Swiss startups make 2022 Top 50 blockchain and crypto companies ranking.

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BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Hive Blockchain to expand mining operations with new Intel ASIC chips
Publicly traded crypto mining company Hive Blockchain Technology has signed a deal to buy ASIC chips from semiconductor manufacturer Intel that will be used in their new custom mining devices.

COINTELEGRAPH

        Santander provides crypto loans against Agrotoken tokenized commodities
        Santander Argentina has partnered with startup Agrotoken to provide loans against public blockchain stablecoins backed by agricultural commodities. The tokens track the market prices of the commodities.

        LEDGERINSIGHTS

        2 Swiss startups make 2022 Top 50 blockchain and crypto companies ranking
        SEBA Bank and the Solana Foundation. The 50 private companies were selected from a pool of over 3,000 startups.

        FINTECHNEWS

        REGULATED DIGITAL ASSETS (STO, TRADING, CUSTODY, COMPLIANCE)

        Polymesh offers $25M in developer grants to kick-start security token projects
        Polymesh, a blockchain built specifically for regulated tokenized securities, has unveiled a grant program for developers backed by some 50 million of its native POLYX tokens, worth around $25 million in today’s money.

        COINDESK

            Security token offering: benefits to markets, issuers, and investors
            STO is a combination of legal and technical aspects, due to which the tokenization of assets of legal entities is carried out.

            BENZINGA

                The rise of Security Token Exchanges
                Many countries are looking to dematerialize their financial markets, switching from physical to digital securities tracking using blockchain technology.

                NEWSBTC

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    Why Singapore sees no pressing need for a CBDC
                    Singapore’s Minister of Finance responded to a parliamentary question about a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) and clarified that there’s “no pressing need for its issuance” in the near future.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    Legal blueprint for digital yuan needed, says ICBC’s Wang Jingwu
                    It’s time for China to frame a legal blueprint for the digital yuan that clearly defines and outlines acquisition, use, risks, privacy, control and other details that clarify how it will operate nationwide.

                    PYMNTS

                    Visa, Aave, 7 other teams in Brazil CBDC challenge
                    Banco Central do Brasil chose nine applicants for its CBDC competition. Lift, the bank’s innovation lab, whittled down the participants from 47 proposals.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    ETH, BTC remain lower as commodity prices hit new highs
                    Cryptocurrencies were once again trading lower, as markets were mainly focused on surging commodity prices. Crude oil climbed to a 14-year high of over $130 per barrel, whilst gold was fast approaching its own all-time high.

                    BITCOIN

                    DeFi detective alleges this ‘suspicious’ smart contract code may put dozens of projects at risk
                    According to DeFi detective projects may be at risk due to “suspicious code.” MouseDev claimed that when the projects’ developers deployed their contract, they stored two variables as the owner.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    Polygon metaverse lead: 'Anything That Can Become an NFT Will Become an NFT'
                    Retailers like Nike and Walmart have been prepping a move into the metaverse. The metaverse may have only recently entered mainstream consciousness, but the concept has been kicking around in tech circles.

                    DECRYPT

                    RECOMMENDED INDUSTRY REPORTS AND BOOKS

                    A New Intellectual Framework - Connecting the Invisible Dots
                    This paper aims to set out some relevant ideas for the creation and establishment of a successful Financial DIGITAL MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE provider.

                    SDX

                    DLT in the Real World 2021
                    This survey draws on direct feedback from over 140 organisations around the globe: from all industry segments and geographies.

                    ISSANET

                    PODCAST SERIES

                    THE SWISS ROAD TO CRYPTO PODCAST

                    In this podcast Didier Borel discovers people in Switzerland playing an active role in crypto and tech. He talks to entrepreneurs, tech innovators and disruptors shaping the future in this country. Switzerland has always played a key role in banking and has recognized the need to foster innovation.
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                    UNCHAINED PODCAST

                    Laura Shin is a crypto/blockchain journalist and host of the Unchained and Unconfirmed podcasts. As a former senior editor of Forbes, she was the first mainstream reporter to cover crypto assets full-time. She gives an overview to all experts and novices alike on the use cases making a real impact, and their vision for the future of this innovative technology!
                    Unchained podcast

                    UPCOMING EVENTS

                    Crypto Garage in Seefeld Drinks - 2nd Edition
                    Mar 10, 2022
                    17:00-20:00 CET
                    BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE 2022
                    Mar 17-18, 2022
                    BLOCKCHAIN ORACLE SUMMIT
                    June 7-9, 2022


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