Digital Bytes by Team Blockchain Radio; Powered By Cyber.FM

Digital Bytes by Team Blockchain Radio; Powered By Cyber.FM

Each week on the Digital Bytes Show, James Tylee, founder Cyber.FM in the USA, talks to Jonny Fry from TeamBlockchain reviewing the latest Digital Bytes. They explore how, where and why Blockchain technology and/or Digital Assets are being used in various industries and jurisdictions globally. Cyber.FM Radio, a product of Distributed Ledger Performance Rights Organization (DLPRO LLC), was established in 2008 and has 4.6 million listeners across 140 countries.

Episodes

February 16, 2024 18 mins

blockchain's tokenization of real estate promises global accessibility, liquidity evolution and automated compliance. However, challenges include effective communication amidst growth, market valuation dynamics, legal complexities, user trust barriers and the maturation of secondary markets. The narrative unfolds at the intersection of transformative promises and intricate challenges in real estate tokenization. Who will be fir...

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Blockchain identity management - today's traditional identity systems must be more inclusive, secure and cohesive. Blockchain-based identity management utilizes decentralized identifiers (DiDs) and verifiable credentials to revolutionize data security and user control. It empowers individuals with secure, portable and consent-driven digital identities, benefitting from enhanced privacy and accessibility. For businesses, this ap...

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Blockchain identity management - today's traditional identity systems must be more inclusive, secure and cohesive. Blockchain-based identity management utilizes decentralized identifiers (DiDs) and verifiable credentials to revolutionize data security and user control. It empowers individuals with secure, portable and consent-driven digital identities, benefitting from enhanced privacy and accessibility. For businesses, this ap...

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This article is from a 35-year veteran in financial markets, transitioning from lawyer’s bar exams to equity derivatives straddling traditional and crypto realms. Having enrolled in the London School of Economics' “Cryptocurrency and Disruption” program, he embraces the blockchain shift for transparency, efficiency and democratized access in derivatives trading as blockchain's transformative potential rebuilds a fairer fina...

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Crypto trading robots - crypto trading bots bring automation to a wild landscape of cryptocurrency trading, promising efficiency amid volatility. Whilst they offer the promises of literally ‘making money as you sleep’, beware - they demand constant vigilance, technical know-how and a high level of trust in their programming. They navigate the unpredictable crypto realm all the while treading the line between profit and potential vu...

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Plastic Bank revolutionizes recycling by leveraging blockchain technology through its PlasticBank® app, so ensuring trust, real-time transactions and social impact. Collaborating with IBM, it has recycled 108 million kilograms of plastic resulting in benefitting 40,000 members across 500 communities. Its tech-driven approach, exploring AI's potential, aligns with a commitment to drive positive societal change.

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January 24, 2024 36 mins

Blockchain in the automotive industry: impact, success stories and future prospects - blockchain in the automotive industry has evolved from promising pilots to real applications, driven by EU investments and battery regulations. Early trials had faced market entry hurdles, but recent collaborations and projects are pushing for real-world applications. Success stories such as Xeal's EV charging tech and EU-backed initiatives sh...

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Welcome to the last Digital Bytes for 2023. This week we review both the predictions we made this time last year and which of those came to fruition. Having consulted some of our Digital Bytes readers for their own predictions, we will dust off our crystal ball next week and gaze into the future to try and give some thoughts of what 2024 has to offer.

Our 2023 predictions posted in Digital Bytes last December

We would be very inter...

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Tokenizing 'real assets' involves representing title to tangible assets digitally. However, these assets are not singular: really they're just clusters of commitments. Shifting to tokens that represent these commitments, rather than ownership of conventional assets, could streamline finance, automate transactions through smart contracts, and simplify regulations, creating a more efficient and uniform financial ecosystem...

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Navigating blockchain interoperability: challenges, data insights and solutions - despite recent successes such as Wormhole's funding, blockchain interoperability faces critical challenges. Security vulnerabilities, diverse trust models, technical complexities and impacts on DAOs, hinder seamless cross-chain communication. Innovations such as "state proofs" offer promise, but the industry grapples with balancing decen...

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Auction houses embracing blockchain technology and digital assets - centuries old auction houses are embracing blockchain and digital assets, whereby safeguarding art's authenticity and enabling shared ownership through smart contracts and fractional ownership. The oldest houses, such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, lead this digital revolution and are redefining art's value and experience in the digital age. But cou...

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January 10, 2024 25 mins

This article delves into the evolving digital asset landscape as traditional financial institutions embrace blockchain and DLT. Archax and Montis focus on Custody and Post-Trade Efficiency. Custodians' roles are expanding to manage diverse assets, whilst Montis, a DLT-based CSD, offers streamlined post-trade processes. Amidst regulatory complexities, these advancements aim to reshape finance by enhancing security, reducing cost...

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As part of our Era of Convergence series where we explore the coming together of traditional and decentralized finance, we have been exploring what 2024 holds as the narrative for more tokenized assets and the uses for blockchain platforms take focus. However, gaps persist in institutional understanding and public-private cooperation. Education plays a pivotal role in bridging these gaps, and understanding the application of blockc...

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Stablecoin revolution: the future of finance? - stablecoins (pegged to fiat currencies) revolutionize finance, offering swift, low-cost transactions amidst crypto market volatility. Dominating in Brazil and driving global remittances, stablecoins such as USDT and digital assets are reshaping cross-border transactions. However, regulatory hurdles and debates amongst financial leaders underscore the challenges in balancing innovation...

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Some crypto purists argue that the introduction of a Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) could pose risks to the fundamental principles of decentralization in the cryptocurrency space. These individuals, who prioritize the original ethos of cryptocurrencies, express concerns that an ETF might subject Bitcoin to increased regulatory oversight and institutional involvement, potentially compromising its decentralized nature. The worry ...

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The imminent convergence of AI, blockchain and standardized reporting is reshaping financial disclosure. It highlights the potential transformative power of these technologies but raises critical questions. Does this convergence genuinely fortify compliance, or might it obscure challenges? And how might swift adoption affect financial stability and regulatory response in our dynamic economic landscape? It navigates the evolving int...

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Assets managers: digitize or die? (part 1) - the evolution of collective investments to become digitized seems to be increasingly inevitable. This article considers how collective investments schemes have developed and evolved to become a substantial industry which impacts on savers and pensioners worldwide. The need to adhere to regulatory demands and AI's growing role in wealth management will further pressurise asset manager...

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Leveraging blockchain for carbon credit trading: a sustainable future (part 2) - many case studies are able to demonstrate blockchain technology’s impact on carbon credit trading. And the narrative extends to the use of carbon credits as collateral in asset-backed loans, so offering innovative solutions to climate challenges and funding gaps for climate-resilient projects. The fusion of blockchain and carbon markets emerges as a po...

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Traditional financial institutions are rapidly exploring the tokenization of money market funds, driven by the impending approval of a Bitcoin ETF and renewed investor optimism in crypto markets. Tokenization offers benefits such as increased liquidity, lower transaction costs and global accessibility. Money market funds, known for their stability, are becoming pioneers in this space hence are attracting institutional interest. How...

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