Blockchain Catch-upThis is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ 2022-Week 36. 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 36

Crypto’s core values are running headfirst into reality 

The cat’s out of the bag on crypto regulations, forcing some companies to choose between their principles and their profits. … But what might have rung true in 2013 doesn’t hit quite as hard in 2022. Thanks in part to its attempts to garner mainstream recognition, crypto is now rubbing up against renewed governmental scrutiny. In recent weeks, a subtle yet significant move from the Treasury Department has exposed some of the rhetorical misconceptions at the heart of the industry, suggesting that the tech can be meddled with after all.

Quick Take: this reflective piece by Will Gottesgen (in The Atlantic Magazine) describes and explores the dilemma that the crypto world now faces. As Mr Gottesgen summarises it: “in practice, companies will need to either comply with the sanctions and renege on their Don’t Tread on Me roots, or simply halt their validation businesses altogether, skipping out on gobs of money in the process. … …are you going to follow the law, or are you going to follow the purported ethos of the (crypto) space? We’re hitting the point where you’re not going to have it both ways anymore.

7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 36

Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 36

  • The future of crypto is at stake in Ethereum’s switch (opinion)
  • Gaming makes up over half of blockchain industry usage, DappRadar (opinion)
  • Solana’s Anatoly Yakovenko on how the blockchain has suffered from network failures (opinion)
  • 6 blockchain media and social media companies to know (opinion)
  • Koinswap is launching its own layer-1 blockchain (announcement)
  • LG shuns Ethereum, picks Hedera for television NFTs (announcement)
  • PraSaga awarded US patent for placing computer operating system onto the blockchain (announcement)
  • $4.8 Billion Worldwide Blockchain Supply Chain Industry to 2027 (announcement/report).

Selected events

  • Hyperledger Global Forum (12th-14th September, 2022)
  • CordaCon 2022 (27th-28th September, 2022)
  • United World Blockchange Conference 2022 (7th Octoberm 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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