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BIG Weekly Newsletter

July 01, 2021
Issue: No 86

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how watchdog clamps down on cryptocurrency exchange Binance, why German stock exchange snaps up Swiss cryptocurrency firm and how Digital Asset inks deal to connect Daml-driven apps into the Nasdaq Marketplace.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is Blockchain Food Traceability.

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

Central bank digital currencies: an opportunity for the monetary system - BIS

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

Blockchain Food Traceability - the ability to instantaneously trace the entire lifecycle of food products from origin through every point of contact on its journey to the consumer bolsters credibility, efficiency and safety. Blockchain holds the promise of disruptive transformation, but not without potential roadblocks along the way.

BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Binance: Watchdog clamps down on cryptocurrency exchange
Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has been issued a warning by the UK's financial regulator.

BBC

        German stock exchange snaps up Swiss cryptocurrency firm
        The operators of Germany's main stock exchange have paid more than CHF100 million for a majority stake in Swiss cryptocurrency service provider Crypto Finance.

        SWISSINFO

        Digital Asset inks deal to connect Daml-driven apps into the Nasdaq Marketplace
        Nasdaq and Digital Asset customers will be able to leverage applications built in Daml, a multi-party application platform.

        FINTECHNEWS

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

        First security token offering in the German automotive industry
        Auto1 FT issues digital securities with a total value of up to four million euros in order to accelerate digital innovations. It is the first STO in the German automotive sector.

        OTS

            Digital Assets AG launching stock tokens on Solana
            DAAG is based in Switzerland and specializes in designing and issuing tokenized financial instruments. It is now bringing its tokenized stock infrastructure to the Solana blockchain.

            FINANCEYAHOO

                Crystal Technologies to bolster connections in decentralised finance
                They are conducting a token offering of their CrystalToken, which is a main utility and governance token of the platform, to raise funds for the completion of the market-ready cross-chain decentralised exchange.

                GLOBENEWSWIRE

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    HSBC becomes first foreign entity onboarded to Dubai’s KYC blockchain
                    HSBC has been successfully onboarded to the regional KYC-focused private blockchain backed by Dubai’s government.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    Does Switzerland need a new currency? The discussion about digital central bank money is gaining momentum
                    Digitization also affects the monetary system. The central banks do not want to leave this field to private providers of crypto currencies.

                    NZZ

                    BIS backs the development of Central Bank Digital Currencies
                    BIS analysis finds that CBDCs would best function as part of a two-tier system where the central bank and the private sector work together to do what each does well.

                    FINTECHNEWS

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    BTC-only exchange Bitcoin Reserve launches across Europe
                    Bitcoin-only exchange Bitcoin Reserve has launched for users throughout Europe, offering retail and institutional stacking options.

                    BITCOINMAGAZINE

                    The future of finance is DeFi intelligence
                    The next frontier will likely uncover new possibilities through AI and machine learning joining with decentralized finance to create DeFi intelligence.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    Spiderman owner Marvel to launch NFT collectibles
                    Marvel Entertainment has partnered with Orbis Blockchain Technologies to launch NFTs through VeVe Digital Collectibles app. The NFTs will include digital collectibles, 3D statues, and digital comic books.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                    Binance Charity Has Donated Over 2,580 BTC for humanitarian efforts – how the funds were spent in Africa
                    BCF, the philanthropic arm of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, Binance, has raised an impressive 2,585 BTC.

                    BITCOINKE

                        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

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