[Note: reminder tomorrow is the most important day of the year, Cyber Monday]
- Blockchain Gets a Wall Street Win: ‘We Know the Thing Works Now’ (Bloomberg) – discussing equity swaps tracking from Axoni who worked with GS, JPM and others.
- Three (non-pointless) permissioned blockchains in production (Multichain) – Gideon put together a few anecdotes that visualize real uses cases (in his view)
- VW engineer sentenced to 40-month prison term in diesel case (Reuters) this case was around a software engineer at VW who created software to break the laws around emissions. t this is an interesting illustration that could vendors who are building applications that purposefully break laws around issuing securities and handling payments.
- WeChat Pay is going international (Skinner) UK, France, Germany, Philippines, Malaysia in the next couple of months.
- Initial Coin Offerings Horrify a Former S.E.C. Regulator (NYT) another good article from Nathaniel Popper this week. He got some great quotes from Joseph Grundfest, a former SEC chairman.
- Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Lost Forever, New Study Says (Fortune) Don’t necessarily agree on everything, but Jonathan always has some interesting info.
- Ben Lawsky (formerly NY DFS) joined the Board of Directors at Ripple
- Taking the block out of blockchain (Kaminska at FT)
- Ethereum is now processing more transactions a day than all other cryptos combined. (reddit) – not quite true, in the past week Ethereum handled more transactions that 6 other cryptocurrencies combined, not the hundreds that exist.
- Todd Ruppert, former T. Rowe Price Senior Executive, joins Melonport (PR)
- Can Blockchain Supercharge Syndicated Loans? (Fin Ops)
- Wanxiang Blockchain Releases Blockchain and Distributed Business White Paper (PR)
- JPM In-Residence startup Nivaura testing bond issuance anchoring to #Ethereum public chain in FCA sandbox w/ Moody’s (Amber) – because of its reliance on an anarchic chain, it is potentially creating new risks for customers and it may be unwise for the FCA to let this company go into production.
- Not so fast – Risks related to the use of a “SAFT” for Token Sales (Cardozo Law School) – a takedown of the SAFT model
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