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BIG Weekly Newsletter

Mar 19, 2021
Issue: No 71

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how digital asset investment products hit record levels in 2021, why cryptocurrency could be totally banned In India and how non-fungible tokens are the newest frontier in blockchain technology.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is BAAS (Blockchain-as-a-Service).

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

BAAS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) - is the third-party creation and management of cloud-based networks for companies in the business of building blockchain applications. These third-party services are a relatively new development in the growing field of blockchain technology, The business of blockchain technology has moved well beyond its best-known use in cryptocurrency transactions and has broadened to address secure transactions of all kinds. As a result, there is a demand for hosting services.

BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Digital assets
Digital asset investment products hit record $4.2B inflows already this quarter
According to digital asset investment manager, CoinShares, institutional-grade crypto asset investment products inflows have already reached record levels so far in 2021.

COINTELEGRAPH

        India banned
        Cryptocurrency Could Be Totally Banned In India
        The proposed regulations would be the toughest worldwide and would effectively outlaw possession, issuance, mining, or trading of cryptocurrency.

        PYMNTS

        NFT
        Non-fungible tokens: What are they and why are they the hot new crypto asset?
        The crypto market has been rocked in recent days by the emergence of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the newest frontier in blockchain technology that many are spying as a lucrative investment opportunity.

        PROACTIVEINVESTORS

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

              The digital stock is here
              The digital stock is here - and it's not going as expected
              Tokenization has been given a legal foundation in Switzerland - nevertheless, digital assets have become silent.

              NZZ

                  NEM to Launch Symbol
                  NEM to Launch Symbol (XYM) for Custom Security Token Markets
                  The network uses a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism and enables the creation of specialized digital assets. Each will have configurable properties that can act as security tokens.

                  BEINCRYPTO

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                    Crypto Firm Bitcoin Suisse’s Banking License Application Rejected by FINMA
                    The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has rejected Swiss cryptocurrency trading platform Bitcoin Suisse‘s banking license application, deeming it ineligible for approval.

                    FINTECHNEWS

                        FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                        Ledger
                        Ledger Doubles Down on Institutional Crypto With New Business Unit
                        Ledger Enterprise Solutions will drive forth the firm’s institution-focused Ledger Vault, the first crypto custody technology to be publicly linked to a major bank in the form of Nomura and the Komainu consortium.

                        NASDAQ

                        Bank of Japan
                        Bank of Japan Governor Stresses Need to Prepare for Digital Currency Launch
                        The central bank will begin digital currency experiments later this spring. The BOJ has no plans at present for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) launch, but Kuroda believes the bank must be prepared for a change in circumstances that could necessitate one.

                        COINDESK

                        Australia
                        Australia allocates $5.3M to blockchain pilots
                        The Australian government has allocated $5.3M to study the role blockchain technology can play in regulation. The funds will go to two pilots looking into reducing the cost of regulatory compliance through blockchain integration.

                        COINGEEK

                          CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND DECENTRALISED FINANCING (DeFi)

                          Binance Coin
                          Binance Coin Price Analysis: BNB sell-off eases as bulls target $260
                          The BNB coin’s price dropped from highs of $267 to the aforementioned lows, with an attempt by bulls to post an immediate reaction that resulted in recovery near the $263 level.

                          COINJOURNAL

                          Aave Launches AMM
                          Aave Launches AMM Liquidity Pool, Hints at “New Frontiers” Beyond Ethereum
                          Aave has launched an AMM liquidity pool allowing Uniswap and Balancer users to deposit liquidity provider tokens as collateral. Users who deposit the tokens will be able to borrow a variety of assets, while others can deposit assets to borrow the tokens.

                          CRYPTOBRIEFING

                          Best Crypto Stocks
                          Best Crypto Stocks To Buy Right Now As Bitcoin (BTC) Breached $60K?
                          Crypto enthusiasts have likened the digital currency to gold. For one thing, both are limited in supply. There is a limit of just under 21 million bitcoins being created. Therefore, it is not surprising many investors flock to the digital asset to mitigate the inflationary effect from massive fiscal and monetary stimulus.

                          NASDAQ

                          HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                          Signal donate
                          Encrypted messaging platform Signal now accepts bitcoin in donations
                          The platform has started accepting crypto donations as a form of support for the Signal Technology Foundation. All crypto donations made to the app will be processed through The Giving Block, a donations platform for charities, universities, and nonprofits.

                          COINNOUNCE

                              RECOMMENDED INDUSTRY REPORTS AND BOOKS

                              The Block Research - 2021
                              The Block Research - 2021 Digital Asset Outlook Report
                              2021 is poised for an acceleration in banking crypto, as the world’s largest financial companies accelerate the strategic desire to expand crypto capabilities or publicly market the intention to explore new digital asset offerings.

                              THEBLOCKCRYPTO

                              cmta
                              Digital Assets Custody Standard.
                              A digital assets custody solution is fundamentally a system that generates secrets and performs computations using said secrets, while preventing their theft and unrecoverable loss.

                              CMTA

                              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

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