Blockchain Catch-upThis is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ 2022-Week 15. 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 15

Global Blockchain Sector Surged in 2021

2021 was a blockbuster year for the global blockchain sector, which saw funding activity surge, trading volumes balloon and further growth in key segments including custodians, exchanges, decentralised finance (DeFi), as well as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse, a new report by Swiss blockchain-focused investment company CV VC, in collaboration with PwC Switzerland, says.

The second instalment of the Global Report series, released last week, provides an overview of the global blockchain ecosystem. It outlines the main developments and trends observed in 2021.

Quick Take: This is a useful, and readily digestible, summary of the actual report.

7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 15

Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 15

  • The US and Europe can’t regulate crypto alone (opinion)
  • Bitcoin ‘is the most secure blockchain that exists right now,’ says Future Perfect Ventures CEO (opinion, video)
  • Yes, crypto is cool. But how about starting with more user-friendly tools? (opinion)
  • Bitcoin 2022: recap and highlights (announcement)
  • Ukraine’s Crypto Donations Reach the $100 Million Mark (announcement)
  • CryptoNewsZ launches review of 100+ crypto exchanges (announcement)EGO – the blockchain hedge fund (announcement)
  • The advanced road for NFT standards (report).

Selected upcoming events

  • FT LIVE: Crypto and Digital Assets Summit (26th April 2022)
  • Security Token Summit (15-16th May 2022).


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