News and views from and about the Business Ethereum ecosystem
Forge – April 20, 2023
Societe Generale–Forge Launches “Coinvertible”: The First Institutional Stablecoin Deployed On A Public Blockchain
Societe Generale–FORGE (SG-FORGE), a fully integrated and regulated subsidiary of Societe Generale group dedicated to digital assets, launches the EUR CoinVertible, a digital asset that purports to maintain a stable value (stablecoin).
Ledger Insights – April 19, 2023
Will MiCA stifle stablecoins?
With the EU’s Markets in Crypto Assets Regulations (MiCAR) receiving a final vote tomorrow, some have wondered about the impact on stablecoins.
Coindesk – April 13, 2023
Ethereum’s Shanghai Upgrade Is Complete, Starting New Era of Staking Withdrawals
The upgrade on the blockchain, also known as “Shapella,” was triggered at 22:27 UTC, and the network is now processing withdrawal requests.
Tokeny – April 11, 2023
Cofund Partners With Tokeny To Tokenize Real World Assets In Bali
CoFund, a pioneering marketplace in the field of real estate tokenization, has announced its partnership with Tokeny, the leading tokenization platform.
US Department of the Treasury – April 6, 2023
Treasury Releases 2023 DeFi Illicit Finance Risk Assessment
Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the 2023 DeFi Illicit Finance Risk Assessment, the first illicit finance risk assessment conducted on decentralized finance (DeFi) in the world.
Blockworks – March 22, 2023
Atlanta Home Tokenized on Ethereum, Nets $214,882 in Under 3 Minutes
In the latest instance, fintech and single family-focused sales company Roofstock has sold off a Georgia home to RealT via a tokenized Ethereum-based NFT, representatives for both companies told Blockworks on Tuesday. It marked the first collaboration between the two companies.
Coindesk – March 20, 2023
Ethereum’s Shanghai Hard Fork Now Has Official Target Date
Developers agreed to April 12 for the long-awaited upgrade that will enable staked ETH withdrawals.
Bitcoinist – March 17, 2023
United Kingdom Creates Category For Crypto Assets
The increasing crypto adoption globally has opened up different jurisdictional classifications and regulations for digital assets. Regulatory agencies and authorities determine the extent of transactions and the class of crypto tokens based on their legislative rules.
Ethereum Foundation – March 16, 2023
Next Billion Fellowship Cohort 3 – Call for applications
The Next Billion Fellowship at the Ethereum Foundation is a search for stories: Stories that inspire us to focus on the important things, to find balance and fairness in the way we go about solving our problems, and to push deeper into the mysteries of human cooperation.
The Defiant – March 15, 2023
Filecoin Launches Ethereum-compatible Smart Contracts
Filecoin, a blockchain built to store data, has enabled Ethereum-style smart contracts, the final step in its “master plan” to disrupt Amazon Web Services and other legacy cloud computing and data storage platforms.
Rolling Stone – March 12, 2023
Five Lessons From My First Year Working In Web3
This was the proverbial year when decades happened. Here are five of the most important things I’ve learned along the way.
base.mirror.xyz – March 10, 2023
Today, we’re excited to announce the testnet launch of Base, an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) network offering a secure, low-cost, developer-friendly way for anyone, anywhere, to build decentralized apps onchain.
Web3 Innovators Podcast – March 9, 2023
Where is Ethereum headed?
Ben Edgington of ConsenSys discussed Ethereum proof of stake, governance and the future of the Ethereum ecosystem on the Web3 Innovators podcast.
LedgerInsights – March 8, 2023
Project Icebreaker finds retail CBDC can work for cross-border payments
All three CBDCs used distributed ledger technology (DLT), with Israel and Norway using private Ethereum-based ledgers (Quorum and Besu).
CoinTelegraph Brasil – March 8, 2023
With Bitcoin Market use case, Central Bank announces Hyperledger Besu (Ethereum EVM) for the first tests of Real Digital
The Central Bank of Brazil announced that Hyperledger Besu will be used in this first phase of testing.
CryptoSlate – March 7, 2023
Banks’ direct exposure to crypto less than 1% of total – BIS report
Compared to the end of June 2021, banks’ crypto-assets under custody fell 66%, while their prudential exposure to crypto-assets grew 30%.
Cointelegraph – March 6, 2023
Do ‘Ethereum killers’ have a future? Here’s what the crypto community says
Repeated outages of one of the most popular blockchains believed to have the potential to dethrone the Ethereum network sparked a conversation among community members about the future of those carrying the burden of being called an “Ethereum killer.”
Ledger Insights – March 2, 2023
Visa exec says not pausing crypto push
Visa’s crypto chief Cuy Sheffield branded the news as inaccurate concerning Visa pausing its partnerships with crypto firms.
Ethereum Foundation – March 1, 2023
Ethereum Foundation Account Abstraction Grants 2023
The Ethereum Foundation is looking to provide grants to any builders who are interested in continuing to improve and strengthen the infrastructure surrounding Account Abstraction on Ethereum. This grants round has up to $300,000 available to distribute to the community.
Coindesk – February 14, 2023
How the SEC Could Reshape Ethereum’s Staking Landscape for the Better
By shutting down Kraken’s staking service, the SEC could shift power over Ethereum toward solo stakers and decentralized alternatives.