Welcome to Blockchain this week, your weekly update on new blockchain projects that have been launched across the globe, and the activity in blockchain consortia during the week gone by. 

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Blockchain adoption this week

Banking and Financial Services

  • Mexico plans a retail CBDC by 2025 | Ledger Insights
  • Philippines to pilot wholesale CBDC later this year, may join Project Dunbar | Ledger Insights
  • Newrl rolls out a blockchain based tokenised equity solutions for unlisted companies | Financial Express
  • Blockchain-Powered Investment Platform Brightvine Announces Strategic Venture with Angel Oak Ventures | Press Release
  • Capital Union Bank collaborates with blockchain platform Chainalysis | Financial Express

Consumer Goods

  • Nike, RTFKT launch CryptoKicks NFT customizable sneaker collection | Ledger Insights

Energy and Utilities

  • New blockchain crowdfunding platform to launch for solar in Africa | Smart Energy

Healthcare

  • Fitness Comes to the Blockchain With the Sweat-to-Earn Model | Be in Crypto

Information, Communication, and Technology

  • HPE launches Swarm Learning using blockchain for AI, machine learning | Ledger Insights
  • Blockchain startup TRST01 launches NFT to help mitigate carbon footprint | Yourstory
  • Certihash and IBM to reduce costs and impact of cyberattacks with new BSV blockchain tools | Coin Geek

Leisure and Entertainment

  • Welcome to BoomLand: The Future of Blockchain Gaming! | Press Release
  • Standard Chartered buys land in The Sandbox metaverse | Ledger Insights
  • Warner Bros’ DC Comics to use Batman NFTs to influence story line | Ledger Insights
  • Mayweather involved in first boxing pay per view NFT | Ledger Insights
  • Mercedes F1 team to launch NFTs with FTX on Miami race weekend | Ledger Insights
  • Blockchain-Based ‘Cricket Star Manager’ Aims To Become India’s Top-10 Game By 2023 | Outlook
  • NFL Launches NFT Ticket Collection On Flow Blockchain: Are NFT Collectible Cards A New Trend? | Benzinga
  • The livestreaming Service Popkon Declares the Entry into the Blockchain Livestreaming-to-Earn (L2E) | Press Release
  • Radiant Galaxy Announced Launch of First 3D Autochess on Blockchain | Press Release
  • CampNova Steps Into Metaverse With Rare Blockchain NFT: DoggTalk | Press Release
  • IIT-Delhi Partners With Binance For Cultural Fest, NFT Tickets Part Of The Event | NDTV

Real Estate

Retail

  • Konnect Uses Blockchain to Discover New Growth Engines in the Duty-Free Distribution Market | Press Release
  • B2B Online Marketplace ShelfNow Gets Blockchain Integration | Pymnts
  • Kemitt Expands Egyptian eCommerce Offering with B2B Platform | Pymnts

Travel and Tourism

  • TAT To Invest In TOCA Blockchain To Build Organic Tourism Platform | Web in Travel

Blockchain Consortia News

New Consortium

  • Industry Group Dedicated to Driving Awareness and Solutions for Legal and Regulatory Issues Related to Blockchain Releases First White Paper for General Counsels | Press Release
  • Urban Change, a blockchain protocol for urban coins, announces its dual-coin model to drive economic & social prosperity | Yahoo Finance
  • Battery passport to be developed in Germany | Smart Energy International

New Members Added

  • Mashreq Bank joins UAE KYC Blockchain Platform, enables firms to open instant digital bank account | Arabian Business
  • DMI Joins Global Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) | Press Release
  • Jelurida Teams Up With Ticino Blockchain Association To Spread Its Tech Offering | Finance Feeds

Other News

  • Diamond traceability added to Aura blockchain, where Cartier, Bulgari are members | Ledger Insights

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