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BIG Weekly Newsletter

July 15, 2021
Issue: No 88

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how Austrian crypto tax solution provider Blockpit bags US$10 Million in Series A fundraise, why China shuts down crypto mining in Anhui province and how Fujitsu invests in blockchain commodity trading platform DCX.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is Ethereum ERC20 Token.

In the new episode of IFZ Talking Finance podcast, Rüdiger Petrikowski discusses with Thomas Birrer and Timo Heroth how Achiko financed itself and what essential characteristics the chosen alternative financing transactions have from a corporate and investor perspective. Listen to this episode here.

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

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

Ethereum ERC20 Token - ERC-20 tokens are tokens designed and used solely on the Ethereum platform. They follow a list of standards so that they can be shared, exchanged for other tokens, or transferred to a crypto-wallet. The Ethereum community created these standards with three optional rules, and six mandatory.

BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Austrian crypto tax solution provider Blockpit bags US$10 Million in Series A fundraise
Blockpit aims to further develop its certified tax reporting software Cryptotax and make it available in additional countries.

FINTECHNEWS

        China shuts down crypto mining in Anhui province
        The Chinese government continues cracking down on the cryptocurrency mining industry by suspending crypto mining operations in another province.

        COINTELEGRAPH

        Fujitsu invests in blockchain commodity trading platform DCX
        The blockchain platform aims to streamline the trading process by providing insurance, shipping information, inspections and automated settlement to participants.

        LEDGERINSIGHTS

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

        Greenpro to tab CryptoSX listing platform for pre-STO investment
        Greenpro will leverage its unique position with CryptoSX to drive transformational investments to build world class blockchain-enabled companies.

        ACCESSWIRE

            MUFG to launch asset-backed security tokens with Nomura, SBI
            MUFG Trust plans to use its blockchain-based Progmat security token platform to issue asset-backed securities. SBI Securities and Nomura Securities will underwrite the STO and sell the tokens to investors.

            LEDGERINSIGHTS

                Tokenized real estate market exceeds $32.7M, security token market approaching $750M
                The team at the Security Token Group, which is focused on supporting the fast-evolving blockchain or DLT-based security tokens space,will soon be offering an option to access a complete aggregation of all properties tracked.

                CROWDFUNDINSIDER

                    FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                    LINE unveils blockchain-based CBDC solution
                    The Bank of Korea set up a legal advisory committee to look into any possible regulatory hurdles when issuing its planned CBDC.

                    BTCMANAGER

                    BIS, World Bank, IMF urge CBDC interoperability for cross border payments
                    BIS published a paper on cross border CBDC in conjunction with the IMF and World Bank. It urges collaboration in designing CBDCs to enable cross border payments.

                    LEDGERINSIGHTS

                    Bank of America establishes cryptocurrency research team
                    Bank of America has become the latest major bank to make a foray into the cryptocurrency sector. A lot of investment banks have begun offering or are in the process of offering cryptocurrency services to their clients.

                    BITCOIN

                    CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                    Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LUNA, ATOM, CAKE, FTT
                    Bitcoin price is still range-bound and traders are searching for signs that may provide insight about the next directional move.

                    COINTELEGRAPH

                    DeFi startup Optimism launches Alpha of its Uniswap layer-two solution
                    DeFi startup Optimism has launched its Alpha layer-two solution for Uniswap via the Optimistic Ethereum mainnet.

                    COINDESK

                    Soccer’s Copa America trophy to be minted as NFT
                    The governing body for soccer in South America, is to mint the Copa America trophy as NFT. Ethernity Chain aims to explore the application of NFTs for artistic and philanthropic purposes.

                    COINDESK

                    HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                    Children’s charity gets more than $137,000 worth of crypto donations
                    The charity Children’s Heart Unit Fund, receives donations in the form of digital assets such as bitcoin, ether, and recently received a donation of more than $95,000 which is considered to be the largest single crypto donation made to a UK charity ever.

                    BTCMANAGER

                        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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