Blockchain Catch-upThis is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ Week 51. Necessarily it is idiosyncratic and selective.

It is not intended to be comprehensive but does seek to highlight ‘Quick Takes’ on specific developments as well interesting pieces to read, a listing of some (not all) announcements/press releases and pointers to upcoming events.

Quick Takes – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up Week 51

JP Morgan’s Onyx for Siemens payments

As reported in the FT (see below), Siemens is looking for an improved automation model so as to be able to process far greater numbers of payments. It (Siemens) expects this to be necessary due to the growing popularity of payment models like pay per use where traditional payment models may be too inefficient.

Quick Take: this should have been an interesting announcement to explore, especially as it involves Onyx. However, apart from the FT story, there is a dearth of information from either JP Morgan, Siemens or Onyx itself. A pity.

7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up Week 51

Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up Week 51

  • 3 ways blockchain is going to shake up traditional investing (opinion)
  • Crypto’s weird and wild year: 8 moments that defined the blockchain in 2021 (opinion)
  • Latest court ruling is not a win for Craig Wright or his Satoshi claims (opinion)
  • Bank of England warns crypto could threaten the established financial system (opinion)
  • JPMorgan develops blockchain system for Siemens’ payments (announcement, behind FT paywall)
  • Parachains are live! Polkadot launch is now complete (announcement)
  • Blockchain unlocks instant exporter pay in Tokio Marine system (announcement)
  • ZK-Proof protocol, Polygon Nightfall, launches on testnet to provide low-cost, private Ethereum transactions (announcement)
  • The blockchain bootcamp certification training bundle (education).

Selected upcoming events

  • Digital Assets Conference (Miami, 11-12 January 2022
  • Crypto Finance Conference (San Moritz, January 2022)
  • Digital Assets Week (21-25 March 2022)
  • Bitcoin 2022 (April 6th-9th, 2022)
  • Paris Blockchain Week Summit (12-14th April 2022).


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