This is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up 2022-Week 1′. 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 2022-Week 1
Blockchain technology: is it ready for prime time?
Blockchain functionality can be used to secure supply chain operations and provide an immutable record of all activities from farm to fork. This makes the technology practical for track and trace, so much so that the FDA has been looking into its application for food safety. In addition, blockchain technologies can discourage theft and product tampering, as well as manage the tracking of lower-cost perishable food and high-end products like rare specialty wines.
Quick Take: this analysis, from Food Engineering, provides a useful summary of what has been happening in the food safety arena while also assessing the good and bad about blockchain. Worth the read.
7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 1
- How Signal is playing with fire; a push into untraceable payments could put end-to-end encryption at risk
- What’s ahead for crypto and blockchain in 2022?
- Crypto cannot easily be painted green; can you dabble in digital gold without getting your hands dirty? (behind FT paywall)
- Square Enix signals major push into “blockchain gaming” mania
- Crypto crime trends for 2022
- Sberbank launches first blockchain ETF in Russia
- China can adjust legal framework for credit scoring if needed – PBOC.
Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 1
- As Bitcoin turns 13, the network is more secure than ever (opinion)
- Why video game makers see huge potential in blockchain — and why problems loom for their new NFTs (opinion)
- Oracle tokens turn bullish as blockchain projects focus on interoperability (opinion)
- Why is blockchain data so hard to collect and work with? (opinion)
- Neuron leverages the Hedera Network for drone radar system in UK Government-sponsored trial (announcement)
- Wanxiang Blockchain launches Vena Consortium to build one-stop digitalization solutions for enterprises (announcement).
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).