Blockchain Catch-upThis is Charles Brett’s start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ 2022-Week 44. 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 44

Boris Johnson to be keynote speaker at blockchain conference in Singapore 

According to the Guardian, “Boris Johnson is to head to Singapore, in the latest of his post-prime ministerial travels, as the keynote speaker at a conference on blockchain.

“The former prime minister, who pulled out of the race to replace Liz Truss last week and is still the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, will deliver the keynote address speech at the International Symposium on Blockchain Advancements on 2 December.”

Quick Take: what Mr Johnson can add to the blockchain arena is mystifying, and probably not worth holding your breath. Another politician in the blockchain trough, adding little to technology but more to their pockets, seems more probable.

7 pieces to read – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 44

Selected announcements/press releases/opinions – Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up 2022-Week 44

  • Crypto winter ‘only going to get worse’ (opinion)
  • Coinbase deal shows Google is committed to crypto – how much depends on whom you ask (opinion)
  • Canada to examine crypto, stablecoins and CBDCs in new budget (announcement)
  • Goldman Teams With MSCI and Coin Metrics to Create Digital Asset Classification System (announcement)
  • Mastercard adds 7 blockchain startups to its crypto accelerator (announcement)
  • Blockchain firm Valereum gets approval to buy Gibraltar exchange (announcement)
  • Blockchain venture funding falls QoQ for the second time this year as the crypto winter cools off investor enthusiasm (report).

Selected events

  • Crypto and Digital Assets Summit – Winter Edition (28th November, 2022)
  • Bitcoin Conference (18th-20th May, 2023).


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