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Blockchain This Week – Bitcoin at 16K, An Unintended Ethereum Fork

This week’s newsletter is the 25th one in the weekly newsletter series. And what a week it has been. Bitcoin soars to US $16,000. Interest for staking in Ethereum 2.0 is gaining momentum. A mysterious fork in the Ethereum Blockchain raises alarms. These and many more in this week’s Blockchain This Week.

Can CBDC Drive Financial Inclusion?

There are still 1.7 billion unbanked in the world. What are the reasons behind such a significant number of unbanked? Can CBDC drive their financial inclusion?

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How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Micropayments?

Micropayments, as the name suggests, are transactions involving small amounts of money usually done electronically. Micropayments are an integral part of today’s subscription services and in-app payments. However, many factors, technological and economical, have hindered its widespread adoption. But, the dawn of Blockchain technology and the growing adoption of crypto and digital currencies have solved many of the longstanding issues with micropayments, leading to its increased acceptance.

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Blockchain This Week – Mercurial Markets Send Dog(e) to the Moon

It was an unprecedented and historic week for both Wall Street and Crypto markets. The retail investors have demonstrated that they can upend the institutional players’ game in the financial markets. The crypto markets were not spared as well. While a swarm of Redditors shot the parody crypto – Doge to the moon, Elon Musk ensured the original coin – Bitcoin is not left behind. These and many more in this week’s newsletter.