Blockchain Catch-upThis is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ 2022-Week 38. 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 as 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 38

What are the different layers of blockchain technology?

Before pondering over how to utilize a blockchain it is important to understand how it works. Blockchain has different layers which aim to make the most of what blockchain technology has to offer.

Quick Take: this is an introduction to a topic (blockchain layers) that is relatively rarely explained. Plus, here is another.

7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 38

Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 38

  • Saving the planet could be blockchain’s killer app (opinion)
  • Blockchain-based supply chain management can greatly optimize blood bank operations: Raj Chowdhury (opinion)
  • CaixaBank, Amazon to make ECB digital euro prototypes (announcement)
  • Helium ditches own blockchain in favour of Solana after community vote (announcement)
  • New crypto sustainability coalition to investigate the potential of Web3 technologies in fighting climate change (announcement)
  • Citi, Vanguard join SWIFT in blockchain corporate actions trial (announcement)
  • Blockchain Tool Developer Infura Plans to Launch Decentralized Protocol (announcement).

Selected events

  • CordaCon 2022 (27th-28th September, 2022)
  • United World Blockchange Conference 2022 (7th October, 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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