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BIG Weekly Newsletter

March 31, 2022
Issue: No 125

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This week read about how Government Accountability Office makes blockchain policy recommendations, why gold market to use enterprise blockchain for gold bar integrity and how Ukraine pushes for membership in European Blockchain Partnership.

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Government Accountability Office makes blockchain policy recommendations
Government Accountability Office published a report on blockchain targeted at Congress. It made four policy recommendations relating to standards, oversight, education and use cases.


        Gold market to use enterprise blockchain for gold bar integrity
        London Bullion Market Association and the World Gold Council announced a joint initiative to use enterprise blockchain to ensure gold bar integrity.


        Ukraine pushes for membership in European Blockchain Partnership
        Activists and lawmakers in Kyiv believe the recently adopted law “On Virtual Assets” opens the way for the country to become a blockchain leader on the Old Continent.



        The revolutionary movement of old Wall Street into tokenization
        Security tokens are reshaping the way we think about portfolio management, blockchain, and regulatory compliance.


            Jonah Schulman from Security Token Market shares growth plans, strategy for 2022
            Jonah Schulman from Security Token Market, which is sharply focused on the blockchain-based security tokens sector, explained why blockchain or DLT-powered security tokens are a fast-growing asset class.


                Dubai sets up watchdog as part of landmark digital assets law
                Dubai ruler revealed the introduction of a new regulator in charge of digital assets. The newly formed Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority.



                    Bank of England joins MIT CBDC roster
                    The Bank will partner with the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) team to explore potential technical challenges, trade-offs, opportunities and risks involved in designing a CBDC system.


                    BIS partners with Australia, Singapore on multi-CBDC platform pilot
                    BIS announced that has completed its multi-CBDC pilot with four central banks. Project Dunbar explored how a common platform for multiple CBDCs could enable cheaper, faster, and safer cross-border payments.


                    Bank of Japan enters second phase of CBDC experiments
                    Bank of Japan announced that it has completed the first phase of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Proof of Concept (PoC) on schedule and will begin its second phase in April.


                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Bitcoin holds steady as Luna Foundation guard slows purchases
                    Bitcoin's ascent stalled near the 200-day average level as Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), focused on UST, slowed its rate of buying the largest cryptocurrency.


                    Binance launches Binance Bridge 2.0 to integrate CeFi and DeFi
                    Binance announced the rollout of Binance Bridge 2.0. The feature enables users to bridge assets from any blockchain, including tokens not listed on the Binance app, to the BNB Chain.


                    WWE partners with Fanatics, including for NFTs
                    World Wrestling Entertainment is joining Fanatics’ digital platform. The collaboration will incorporate e-commerce, licensed merchandise, physical trading cards and NFTs.



                    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.


                    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.


                    PODCAST SERIES


                    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.

                    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

                    SECURITY TOKEN SUMMIT
                    May 15-16, 2022
                    BLOCKCHAIN ORACLE SUMMIT
                    June 7-9, 2022


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