News and views from and about the Business Ethereum ecosystem

Optimisus – June 7, 2023

Defactor Lending Protocol Raises $100M in Bond Tokenization for Small Businesses

Decentralized finance (DeFi) lending platform Defactor Labs announced on June 6 that it has achieved a significant milestone by tokenizing $100 million worth of Alpha Bonds. These bonds, which have been tokenized using the ERC-3643 token standard, will be utilized to provide loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), backed by real-world assets like receivables.

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Ledger Insights – May 31, 2023

State Street Global eyes tokenizing ETFs

At a recent ETF conference, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) expressed an interest in tokenizing exchange traded funds (ETFs). That carries weight because State Street manages the single largest ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, with a market capitalization of almost $400 billion.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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