Coinbase decided why not, it’s 2020, and announced their submission of a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC in preparation to go public. This is the not first time we’ve heard this news, and no timeline has been set….yet. The U.S. Treasury Department decided to go full naughty list and released a proposed rule (late on Friday, by the way) around a requirement of KYC/AML for exchanges and wallets. Stay tuned for more on this and its rippling effects on now just the industry but the financially underserved, DApps, and more. Shifting back to the nice list, E.Y. and Microsoft announced an expansion of Microsoft’s blockchain solution enabling its Xbox gaming partners…
SEC Opens Digital Assets Office / Steve Wozniak Launches Efforce / Paxos & BitPay Filing To Be Banks
On the heels of BitPay’s filing, Paxos released its plan to become a federally-regulated bank in the U.S. Stripe announces embedded business banking service Stripe Treasury. MassMutual buys $100M in Bitcoin (BTC), and MicroStrategy decides to ups its BTC allocation as well! Spotify is looking into crypto payments…
Decentralized Apps (DApps) & Blockchain State of The Industry: Q4 2020
It’s no secret that this year has accelerated the pace of digitization throughout all industries — some have welcomed it, while others … More
First Look At China’s Digital Yuan In Action / Standard Chartered Bank Conducting Blockchain Trades / USPS Patents Blockchain Voting System
Making waves throughout screens throughout the landscape, we received our first look at China’s Digital Yuan in action thanks to a video share that has been circulated on WeChat to educate local citizens.
JP Morgan, ConsenSys, & Quorum’s Future / Mexico’s Booming Blockchain Market / Doctor Who Enters The Booming NFT World
August 15, 2020 This week in the landscape…there was no shortage of twists and turns as we saw increased activity … More
Coca-Cola Expanding Blockchain Across Supply Chain / 85% of Italian Banks Are Using R3’s Corda / Dapper Labs Nets $1.2M in Digital Collectible Sales
CONA (Coke One North America) is Baselining the Coca-Cola bottling supply chain and expanding its use of blockchain (Ethereum). Speaking of Ethereum, the blockchain celebrated it’s fifth birthday earlier this week. Dapper Labs levels up as they announce…
Blockchain Investments: July 2020 Edition
August 9, 2020 The blockchain landscape is constantly reshaping itself as new companies emerge daily, those established strengthen their positions, … More
Bank Regulators Permit Crypto Custody / DeFi Total Value Reaches Over $3.6B / Dr. Seuss Goes Blockchain With Digital Collectibles
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announcing that all nationally chartered banks can provide custody services for cryptocurrencies. Mastercard and Visa shared more news of their efforts to offer digital currency
Beijing Reveals 145-Page Blueprint To Be Blockchain Hub / JP Morgan Debuts Singapore Payment Network / No-Code Blockchain Integration
This week in the landscape…major news out of Beijing quietly was released as the Beijing Municipal Government released a 145-page blueprint (EN translation) detailing its plan to become a global hub for blockchain technology by 2022.
Coinbase Plans To Go Public / DiDi Trialing China’s CBDC / Dfinity Opens Internet Computer
we learned that Coinbase has begun plans for a stock market listing that could come as early as this year , making it the first major U.S. cryptocurrency exchange to go public. Furthermore, the company set its first investor roadshow date for August 14th. Breaking this down, in short, it’s a BFD.