DLT Update: June ’22

  • DLT Pilot Regime – What will the future EU regulation regulate?. The new regulation will apply from March 23, 2023. However, the DLT Pilot Regime has nothing to do with crypto assets such as Bitcoin or Ether. Rather, the new regulation is about creating a temporary, simplified supervisory framework for investment firms, market operators, and central depositories who want to trade in tokenized securities within the MiFID II regulation on regulated markets. (btc-echo– available in German )

  • How blockchain technology is used to save the environment: An overview of different use cases related to the SDGs, including supply chain, recycling, environmental treaties, energy, non-profits, and carbon taxes (Cointelegraph
  • Supply chain: The $50 Trillion Industry Making a Huge Bet on Blockchain. Blockchain may one day eliminate inefficiencies and lack of transparency in supply chains. While slow in coming, this revolution would benefit not only customers and brands, but the “invisible” workers who power global trade. (Bloomberg)
  • Ethereum Activates ‘Grey Glacier’ Hard Fork, Merge Likely in September. The planned hard fork passed without incident, bringing the blockchain’s transition to proof-of-stake one step closer (Blockworks)

  • Crypto adoption spreads in Argentina even as the central bank tightens rules. Younger generations in particular see it as a way to shore up their savings, as annual inflation soars past 55 percent and levels of government intervention in the economy climb. Last year Argentina recorded the 10th highest rate of cryptocurrency adoption anywhere in the world and one of the highest in the Americas, according to the Chainanalysis index. (Financial Times)

  • CBDC Ensures Nigeria Remains Competitive in Increasingly Digital World. The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has insisted the recently introduced e-naira digital currency can potentially boost trade and investment activities in the country. (Bitcoin.com)