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BIG Weekly Newsletter

June 11, 2021
Issue: No 83

A Message To The Reader

Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how Bill to make Bitcoin legal tender passes in El Salvador, why Red Bull Racing Honda selects Tezos as its official blockchain partner and how FBI recovers ransomware and follows great Bitcoin wallet hop.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP).

Remember to listen to our Partner Podcasts - THE SWISS ROAD TO CRYPTO with Didier Borel.

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

BITCOIN IMPROVEMENT PROTOCOL (BIP) - A Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) is a standard for proposing changes to the Bitcoin protocol, or in some cases a source for information for the Bitcoin community. Additionally, some BIPs are proposed changes to the BIP process itself.

BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Bill to make Bitcoin legal tender passes in El Salvador
The President of El Salvador's bill to make Bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador passed Congress with a supermajority.

COINTELEGRAPH

        Red Bull Racing Honda selects Tezos as its official blockchain partner
        Red Bull Racing Honda has confirmed a new partnership with Tezos, a decentralised, open-source blockchain network.

        FINTECHNEWS

        FBI recovers ransomware and follows great (Bitcoin) wallet hop
        FBI’s Cyber Crimes Squad in San Francisco focused its search on the fact that bitcoin activity is traceable, due to the fact that the transactions are recorded – as is always the case with blockchain – on distributed ledgers.

        PYMNTS

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

        SocGen proposes CAST security token framework
        The Societe Generale team took the innovative step of using public blockchains for all its token issuances, although the CAST Framework is DLT agnostic.

        LEDGERINSIGHTS

            Crypto Asset Rating Inc. plans to launch its digital securities for non-US investors under Regulation S
            Crypto Asset Rating is represented by Benemerito Attorneys at Law for STO. The company’s digital securities will be issued using the Tokenization Asset Platform.

            THETOKENIZER

                Security tokenization may be the next big use case for blockchain tech
                Tokenized Apple, Tesla and GameStop stocks have surpassed $1M per day in trading on cryptocurrency exchanges Binance and FTX.

                COINTELEGRAPH

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    Monetary Authority of Singapore explores cross border CBDC that could challenge SWIFT
                    MAS discussed an experimental project it’s working on to enable banks worldwide to use blockchain and central bank digital currencies (CBDC) for cross border payments.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    G7 plans common CBDC ‘principles’, reiterates global stablecoin cooperation
                    The G7 finance ministers and central banks stated a CBDC could act as a safe settlement asset and an anchor for the payment system.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    Bank of England outlines 4 regulatory approaches to stablecoins
                    Bank of England unveiled a paper on new forms of digital money. It explores four ways to manage the assets that back a stablecoin. One of them is a synthetic CBDC.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    9 Top-ranked crypto blockchain project coins you’ve probably never heard of before
                    Cryptocurrencies have been all the rage this year with total market capitalization surging 132% since the beginning of the year.

                    FINTECHNEWS

                    World Economic Forum releases policy toolkit for DeFi regulations
                    With regulated decentralized finance becoming a topic of discussion within and outside the crypto space, the World Economic Forum has published a policy toolkit on DeFi.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    Metaplex Foundation launches Solana-based NFT marketplace
                    The Metaplex Foundation is launching a non-fungible tokens (NFT) marketplace for creative artists built on the Solana blockchain and the Metaplex protocol.

                    COINDESK

                    HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                    Paxful commits to donating 1% of its annual profits
                    Peer-to-peer platform to join the Giving Block's Founder's Circle, aimed at donating annual profits via Bitcoin. The Giving Block offers cryptocurrency donation solutions for charities, including universities and faith-based organizations.

                    PRNEWSWIRE

                        RECOMMENDED INDUSTRY REPORTS AND BOOKS

                        Digital Assets: Finstar Space magazine
                        Innovative ecosystems are emerging around digital assets. The Finstar and Hypothekarbank Lenzburg teams want to be at the forefront so that they get to know the possibilities of the technology and the customers of the new opportunities that can benefit.

                        FINSTAR

                        Cryptocurrencies for Corporate Treasury
                        Cryptocurrencies are experiencing a 'mainstreaming moment.' With companies like MicroStrategy and Tesla purchasing large amounts of bitcoin for treasury purposes, the question arises: can crypto become a suitable store of wealth for corporates and institutional investors.

                        BITCOINSUISSE

                        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

                        IS THERE A FUTURE FOR PRIVATE STABLECOINS IN THE WORLD OF CBDCs?
                        Tue, Jun 22, 2021
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                        Thu, Jun 16, 2021
                        2:00 PM CEST

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