Blockchain Catch-upThis is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ 2022-Week 30. 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 Take(s) – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 30

Electric vehicles are cleaner than ICE ones. Until now, there was no guarantee that electricity comes from a renewable source. That is about to change. For those who wish to be sure of a clean source, VW and the Energy Web blockchain are partnering to deliver a smart charging solution.

Quick Take: While an insurance industry blockchain may not be progressing (see ‘Major insurers pull the plug on B3i insurance blockchain consortium’ below), this Energy Web/VW tie-up shows promise, both for EV owners and a real-life blockchain implementation.

7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 30

Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 30

  • What skeptics get wrong about crypto’s volatility (opinion)
  • Blockchain-based carbon offset company sparks 35,000 acre forest fire (opinion)
  • Major insurers pull the plug on B3i insurance blockchain consortium (announcement)
  • US Tech Bill creates White House blockchain adviser role (announcement)
  • New York City’s Interplay is raising $10M for new blockchain fund (announcement)
  • Aventus to overhaul operational efficiency of airline cargo with blockchain (announcement)
  • Clearpool launches uncollateralized lending on Polygon (announcement)
  • Avalanche-based Pangolin Dex set to make debut on Flare blockchain (announcement)
  • Titanium Blockchain CEO pleads guilty in $21M securities fraud case (announcement)
  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Blockchain and Web3, 2022 (report)
  • Blockchain Insights: what goes up must come down (report).

Selected events

  • CordaCon 2022 (27th-28th September, 2022)
  • Bitcoin Amsterdam (12th-14th October, 2022)
  • LA Blockchain Summit 2022 (1st-3rd November, 2022)
  • Crypto and Digital Assets Summit – Winter Edition (28th November, 2022)
  • Bitcoin Conference (18th-20th May, 2023).


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