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BIG Weekly Newsletter

June 04, 2021
Issue: No 82

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Welcome to the BIG weekly Newsletter.

This week read about how Gazpromneft Aero’s blockchain smart fueling system approved for market launch, why Coinbase debit card now works with Apple Pay and how Stablecoin payments firm Circle raises $440m from Fidelity.

Each week we focus on Blockchain Education Basics, so you can improve your understanding this week the topic is Aave (LEND).

Remember to listen to our Partner Podcasts - THE SWISS ROAD TO CRYPTO with Didier Borel.
In this episode Didier Borel and his guests Mauro Cappiello and Alex Poltorak discuss some of the major news headlines relating to crypto.

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BLOCKCHAIN EDUCATION BASICS

Aave - (LEND) - Aave is a decentralized cryptocurrency lending platform. Aave allows users to lend and borrow cryptocurrencies in a decentralized and trustless manner. Simply put, there is no middle-man involved and no KYC or AML documentation is required to use the platform. Lenders deposit their funds into a “pool” from which users can then borrow. Each pool sets aside a small percentage of the asset as reserves to help hedge against any volatility within the protocol. This also conveniently allows lenders to withdraw their funds at any time.

BLOCKCHAIN HEADLINES

Gazpromneft Aero’s blockchain smart fueling system approved for market launch
The key innovative feature of Smart Fuel lies with its ability to expedite the aircraft refueling process: the blockchain software can respond quickly to varying levels of fuel demand and fluctuating oil prices.

LEDGERINSIGHTS

        Coinbase debit card now works with Apple Pay
        Coinbase’s Visa debit card will sync with Apple Pay and Google Pay. The debit card works by converting users’ cryptocurrency balances, such as bitcoin, to fiat at point of sale, allowing them to essentially pay with crypto at any card-accepting merchant.

        COINDESK

        Stablecoin payments firm Circle raises $440m from Fidelity
        Circle announced its latest funding round of $440 million, bringing total funds raised to at least $711 million, according to crunchbase. Circle is best known for the USDC stablecoin, which it founded in association with Coinbase through Centre.

        LEDGERINSIGHTS

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

              DBS Issues $15M Digital Bond in First Security Token Offering
              The bank expects tokenization to become more mainstream as its clients start to embrace STO issuance as part of their capital fund-raising exercise.

              COINDESK

                  Tokeny Solutions adds Monerium’s digital euro gateway to its security token platform
                  Tokeny’s Billboard solution provides a white-label secondary market platform for security tokens; whilst Monerium is a regulated e-money issuer on blockchains.

                  CRYPTONINJAS

                      INX Limited announces timetable for listing of world's first SEC-registered security token
                      The INX token would be SEC-registered digital security and would be listed on the Openfinance Securities ATS which is their digital securities trading platform.

                      FINANCEFEEDS

                        FINANCIAL SERVICES & CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCY (CBDC)

                        Swedish central bank working with Handelsbanken for digital coin trial
                        The collaboration will test how the e-krona will be able to handle payments in an everyday setting. Central banks worldwide are examining the use of CBDCs as cryptocurrencies enter the mainstream.

                        PYMNTS

                        Digital currencies are the future for Russia’s financial system
                        Digital currencies will be the future of financial systems, according to Russia’s central bank governor. There is a need for fast, cheap payment systems, and central bank digital currencies can fill that gap.

                        CNBC

                        Thailand’s central bank taps German payments giant to design CBDC prototype
                        The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has hired German technology company Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) to develop a central bank digital currency (CBDC) prototype.

                        COINDESK

                          CRYPTOCURRENCIES, DeFi and NFT

                          Wrapped launches carbon-neutral Bitcoin asset eBTC
                          Called the Eco BTC, the asset combines Bitcoin and MCO2 of the industry-leading environmental platform Moss Earth in a single digital asset. The credits are fully tokenized.

                          SECURITIES

                          Thailand’s SEC looks to regulate the issuance of DeFi tokens
                          The SEC stressed that DeFi projects’ operators should consider the existing regulations before issuing any tokens and urged retail users to research all technical and security aspects of protocols before investing.

                          CRYPTOSLATE

                          Binance NFT Marketplace looks to capture market share via ‘100 Creators Campaign’
                          Binance is going on the offensive with a business development push aimed at bringing “100 Creators” to their forthcoming nonfungible token (NFT) platform.

                          COINTELEGRAPH

                          HUMANITARIAN & NOT FOR PROFIT

                          Human Rights Foundation gives out $210K in Bitcoin development grants
                          The Human Rights Foundation’s newest grants are funding everything from the Lightning Network activism tech to Arabic translations of Bitcoin content.

                          COINDESK

                              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
                              5:30 PM CEST

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                              CRYPTO FINANCE
                              CONFERENCE
                              Thu, Jun 16, 2021
                              2:00 PM CEST

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