SEC Proposes 3-Year Safe Harbor Token Sales / Most Active Blockchain Companies / JP Morgan, Lightning Labs, CBDCs, $1 Billion in DeFi
February 13, 2020
It’s time to forget those winter blues and dive into all the recent happenings of the blockchain, DApps & DLT landscapes. SEC Commissioner Hester “Crypto Mom” Peirce proposes 3-year safe harbor period for crypto token sales. Sources began circling news that JPMorgan is in talks to merge their blockchain unit Quorum with startup ConsenSys. Canada Stablecorp Inc launches the “QCAD,” a Canadian Dollar-Backed stablecoin. DeFi markets now have a record of $1 billion in value locked-in. Australia rolls out bullish plans for a $175 billion blockchain sector. Plus we’ve got supercharged DApp from LiquidApps, Multicoin Capital's view in infinite scale, and Nike’s revealed revolutionary NFT.
I even found room to cram in plenty of research (Q4 2019 Blockchain Landscape & DApps Landscape) & books (on Digital Assets & Enterprise Blockchain) along with insights on venture capital (new funds + M&A activity!!), infrastructure, DApps, Bitcoin, Economics, Exchanges, and Stablecoins. For MORE and to keep you up to speed, here’s a snapshot of the top stories this week around the industry.
Hester Peirce, SEC Commissioner, recommended a three years grace period for token sale while giving a speech at the International Blockchain Congress in Chicago. She believes that it would help tokens grow their networks without panicking about the regulatory norms. If implemented by SEC, this period would bring strict requirement rules for crypto projects raising funds through a token sale…read more
Ethereum now has a forever memory of China’s coronavirus outbreak. Recently, someone created a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain with source code shaped in a monument in memory of Dr. Li Wenliang. This smart contract highlights “R.I.P.” and Dr. Li Wenliang’s contribution as a medical expert…read more
Crypto DeFi markets now have a record of $1 billion in value locked-in. As of February 7th, ETH crossed the $200 mark uplifting the total locked-in value of the DeFi market. Analytics site Defipulse.com revealed that this value was from $276 million only a year ago…read more
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) have already generated a significant amount of attention and are soon to be spent and along with exchanged on a blockchain ledger soon. In 2020, CBDCs are predicted to be the killer app for blockchain and remained a topmost topic at the World Economic Forum (W.E.F.) annual meeting in Davos last month…read more
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia has unveiled its new national blockchain strategy and roadmap. The initial aim is to grow the export industry. With this roadmap, Australia is building to become a global leader in blockchain technology…read more
Since 2019, the blockchain ecosystem has grown beyond people’s expectations. Blockchain can revolutionize government, finance, & insurance, among impacting hundreds of other fields. Cointelegraph evaluated the ten most effective and active blockchain companies in segments such as Crypto Custody, DeFi, Gaming Protocols, and Smart Contracts, etc…read more
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DApps (Decentralized Apps) Watch
With now closing a $10M Series A to further develop the Lightning payments technology and scale the developer ecosystem AND releasing of the beta of Lightning Loop, the first paid product — Elizabeth Stark and her team at Lightning Labs⚡️ — are a force in the landscape! Less than two years ago, they released the first beta version of lnd for bitcoin mainnet. Since the company has seen over 30 companies integrate lnd thus far, with many more in progress, and have had more than 4000 developers and testers contribute to the community.…read more
Expert blockchain researchers are predicting that with increasing smartphone invasion throughout the globe, the crypto gaming industry could take off even further in 2020 and beyond. This article is listing some popular blockchain-based games and trends to watch out for in 2020. In addition to the growing adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, these games provide an accessible way to learn how blockchain technology works…read more
Blockchain company RSK has launched an interoperability platform that will allow users to operate between different blockchains. Interoperability protocols make it easier for projects to work on different blockchains. Decentralized Applications (DApps) will be able to cater to a broader base of users, who would otherwise remain siloed in closed networks. At the same time, projects can leverage the specific characteristics of different blockchains simultaneously…read more
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