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Must Read Blockchain Reports — April 2020

A review of the top research reports in the emerging tech landscape. This is our guide to staying informed on the latest research in the ecosystem.

So far, in 2020, the COVID-19 has caused a seemingly inevitable disruption in every corner of the world, and April was lived in lockdown. However, it seems that this pandemic has not disrupted research, and the last 30 days were very active, resulting in a bunch of releases.

Our Research Team picked covers of the most relevant Emerging Tech Reports released in April. This is an initiative that we will keep rolling so we can all keep up to date, and don’t miss any releases! Do you think we missed any? Please, let us know in the comments!

All together, we empower society to shape the future.

Find below the report’s links:

1. EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

Come together: The convergence of Blockchain, AI and IoT

What happened at the European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum workshop on Blockchain, AI and IoT in Brussels on 28…

2. European Parliamentary Research Service

Ten technologies to fight coronavirus - Think Tank

From synthetic biology to artificial intelligence and from blockchain technologies to nanotechnology, a wide range of…

3. European Parliament

Crypto-assets - Key developments, regulatory concerns and responses - Think Tank

This study, prepared by Policy Department A, sets out recent developments regarding crypto-assets. These relate mainly…

4. Bank for International Settlements — BIS & World Bank

Payment aspects of financial inclusion in the fintech era

Technological innovation has made major inroads into financial services, especially payments. The pace of innovation…

5. World Economic Forum

Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains: Part 6 - A Framework for Blockchain…

Contrary to common belief, this specific challenge is not only a technology problem, but also a problem in governance…

6. Financial Stability Board (FSB)

Addressing the regulatory, supervisory and oversight challenges raised by "global stablecoin"…

This consultation sets out 10 high-level recommendations to address the regulatory, supervisory and oversight…

7. World Economic Forum

Central Bank Digital Currency Policy-Maker Toolkit

The World Economic Forum's Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Policy‑Maker Toolkit seeks to address the need for a…

8. Bank for International Settlements — BIS

Covid-19, cash, and the future of payments

The Covid-19 pandemic has fanned public concerns that the coronavirus could be transmitted by cash. Scientific evidence…

9. Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain and Pandemics

The BRI has launched a series of research initiatives on topics related to the pandemic, public health, and the…

10. dGen

CBDC: Considerations for the Digital Euro

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) represent a means of bringing money into a digital future, and are a point of…

11. Bloomberg

Crypto Outlook April 2020

Born from the financial crisis, Bitcoin maturation accelerating. The stock market’s shakeout will temporarily drag on Bitcoin, in our view, but with an outcome more reminiscent of gold’s after the 2008 financial crisis.

12. PwC

FinTech Calls for Fuel

Three years ago, the initiative was born to fill an analysis gap. In this third edition the objectives of the work have…

13. The Economist

Digimentality - Fear and favouring of digital currency

A study of digital ways to pay and the evolution of a cashless future. Read survey results that measure drivers…

14. PwC

2nd Global Crypto M&A and Fundraising Report

We hope the market colour and insights from this report will be useful data points. We will continue to publish this report twice a year to enable you to monitor the ongoing trends in the crypto ecosystem.

15. PwC

Expanding Your Crypto Business in Asia: What You Need to Know!

This report is a high level guide of some of the important considerations you need to know. While this guide is tailored for crypto exchanges and brokers, this can be insightful for many other players in the ecosystem.

16. Deloitte Digital US

Future of money

Money has seen multiple evolutions, moving from barter, scarce objects and precious metals to paper money and then digital money. It has always been meant as an instrument of state power.

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Francisco has a degree in Business and Law, and is currently working for dGen to communicate its vision for blockchain adoption to an audience of thought leaders in tech companies, corporates, and the public sector as a researcher and marketer.