Blockchain Catch-upThis is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ 2022-Week 32. 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 32

Digital euro: CBDC holdings limits to be c. €1.5T (or €3K-€4K per person)?

The President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Dr Joachim Nagel, shared new details about plans for a digital euro (this happened in a July speech summarised in brief by Digital Assets). Besides the ‘traditional’ coverage of the risks and opportunities associated with a CBDC, Dr Nagel suggested that there might be limits to how much a holding of digital euros could be.

Quick Take: The speech is worth reading in full, not least because it also addresses cross-border payments and settlement in the context of a CDBC. As important is the implication in the headline above: that the design of a Euro CDBC will have limits: there is no intention to substitute all conventional ‘money’ with a digital euro.

7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 32

Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 32

  • Nonfungible tokens don’t live on the blockchain, experts say (opinion)
  • How blockchain and smart contract development help your business (opinion)
  • Don’t join the blockchain gang (opinion)
  • Managed blockchain nodes (announcement)
  • Over 20% of global executives believe blockchain is all hype as leading insurance blockchain body fails (announcement/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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