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GreenBond Meter Coin: Backed by Natural Capital to Reduce Global Carbon Footprint

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GreenBond Meter Coin: Backed by Natural Capital to Reduce Global Carbon Footprint

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In a bid to protect the environment by combating greenhouse emissions, the GreenBond Meter initiative has propelled its native token dubbed GBM coin. The GreenBond Meter coin is meant to act as a link between humans and nature, according to the project developers.

Notably, the GreenBond Meter initiative was conceived by several companies including Heimdall Technologies, Nideport S.A, and over 50 individual investors from different countries.

Holders of GBM coin have the chance to protect the environment indirectly through blockchain technology that is transparent and secure.

“GBM developed an innovative technological system that allows the user to remotely monitor each parcel of the protected property in the Paraná jungle from their laptop or smartphone. In this way at any place and at any time, it is possible to follow the evolution of the initiative, walk behind its progress,” the company noted in a blog post.

Currently, circa 25,000 hectares of virgin land in Misiones are already in the recovery process, a province in Argentina. Further, GreenBond Meter anticipates expanding its mission to over five continents and cover up to 1 million hectares.

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Although the initiative is privatized, its mission is in hand with the global initiative to combat carbon dioxide emissions that contribute significantly to global warming. Developed economies are working to eliminate carbon-emitting engines on the roads and replacing them with electric vehicles. Together with the global accord to reduce carbon emissions, countries are working to revert the effects of greenhouse emissions.

The GreenBond Meter Initiative works in such a way that every GBM coin represents one meter squared of virgin land. However, the allocation does not give the GBM coin holder the right of ownership but rather the right to monitor and ascertain the protection. 

“The process is simple, each user who acquires a GBM token will be protecting 1m2 of native forests or jungle. The first issue of GBM Coin was launched for sale at the value of US $ 1.09 = 1m2 of virgin land in the Paraná jungle (Misiones, Argentina),” the company explained.

Besides, GBM coin holders will have the privilege to exchange their coins with carbon credits alias the GBM bond. Notably, the first certification of the GBM bond will take place in 2023. Afterward, every GBM coin investor will be entitled to obtain the equivalent of the square meters associated with their token in carbon credits with important discounts.


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Source: https://zycrypto.com/greenbond-meter-coin-backed-by-natural-capital-to-reduce-global-carbon-footprint/

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SWFT Blockchain (SWFTC) is now available on Binance Smart Chain and Huobi ECO Chain

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SWFT Blockchain, a cross-chain cryptocurrency transfer protocol, announced today that the ecosystem’s native token SWFTC is now not only available as an ERC-20 token, but also as a BEP-20 token on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and as an HRC-20 token on Huobi ECO Chain (HECO).

Details about SWFTC on the respective chains:

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Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/04/16/swft-blockchain-swftc-is-now-available-on-binance-smart-chain-and-huobi-eco-chain/

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Our Man in Shanghai: Coinbase listing scorned, graphics cards seized, nostalgia coins rule

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It was a relatively quiet week in China’s blockchain space as events were overshadowed by the surge in the BTC price and the Coinbase direct listing in the U.S. Many locals reacted with surprise to the news, showing that exposure to cryptocurrencies is still relatively isolated in the world’s most populous country.

Many netizens responded skeptically to the Coinbase story, with news aggregation account “Jiemian” on Weibo calling Bitcoin a scam, highlighting its connection to terrorists, and encouraging investors to stick to China’s A-shares. (For a quick comparison, the Shanghai composite index is down 2.13% this year, while Bitcoin has a YTD return of over 116%.) Jiemian has over 10 million followers on Weibo, but caters to a more traditional audience. The takeaway here is that despite China’s aggressive adoption of DCEP (Digital Currency Electronic Payment, also known as the digital yuan), other digital payments, and internet technology, cryptocurrency acceptance remains relatively isolated.

Some experts on China’s blockchain industry spoke to Cointelegraph regarding DCEP on April 10th, discussing how the digital yuan has affected the space. Kevin Shao, co-founder of Bitrise Capital, summed up the situation by stating that “overall, China’s digital currency still serves the central bank’s monetary policy and monetary functions.” It’s safe to say that the rapid DCEP advancement has little cross-over with the country’s active blockchain space, and probably will remain independent for the foreseeable future.

While all that was going on, volumes were spiking on cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. Huobi, China’s largest exchange by liquidity, experienced a wave of trading on more established tokens. The top seven most traded on Thursday were BTC, DOGE, ETH, XRP, FIL, TRX and BCH. All of these projects have roots in previous bull runs, showing that nostalgia is not lost on Chinese investors.

Graphics cards seized by Hong Kong Customs

Customs in Hong Kong have busted a smuggling operation involving nearly 300 graphics cards, which are suspected to be Nvidia CMP 30HX models and worth about 2 million RMB, or $300,000. There were no labels on the front of the graphics cards, and this particular model comes without a video output port, and is built exclusively for cryptocurrency mining. According to a source, this is the first time that Hong Kong Customs has seized graphics cards smuggled for the purpose of mining.

The state of media blockchain content

Finally, in policy news, The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television issued standards for blockchain-related media content. The standard system is intended to promote healthy and sustainable content pertaining to the use of blockchain in industries such as auditing systems, business processes, food safety and management. The State Administration is very proactive with its standards, detailing how technologies, trends, and other themes should be portrayed in the media.

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.

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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/our-man-in-shanghai-coinbase-listing-scorned-graphics-cards-seized-nostalgia-coins-rule

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Rothschild Investment Corp snaps up quarter of a million shares in Grayscale ETH Trust

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Chicago-based financial institution Rothschild Investment Corp, has acquired 265,302 shares in Grayscale’s ETH trust, according to a filing on April 15 with the United States Securities Commission or SEC.

The firm also added more Grayscale Bitcoin trust shares to its holdings, with the latest SEC filing revealing that it increased its tally from 30,454 in January up to 38,346 this month.

Rothschild Investment has been accumulating GBTC since 2017, and the latest filing shows the firm’s appetite for crypto exposure is not slowing down. Ether proponent Ryan Adams, the founder of crypto investment firm Mythos Capital and Bankless, commented on the latest move noting that “BTC is the gateway drug to ETH.”

The brokerage firm’s history spans back to 1908, and it has been investing in crypto for a relatively long time when compared to the mass inflow of institutions who have swooped in during the past 12 months. An SEC filing showed that the firm owned $210,000 worth of GBTC in July 2017, when BTC was priced around $2000.

Founding members Monroe Rothschild and brother in-law Samuel Karger reportedly have no relation to the famed Rothschild family dynasty, much to the confusion of the crypto community despite the New York Times publishing an article that clarified the situation in 1995.

Grayscale is the leading U.S. digital asset manager that offers institutional exposure to crypto, the firm holds roughly 660,000 BTC, which accounts for 3.5% of BTC in circulation.

The firm revealed yesterday that its total assets under management has now reached $50.6 billion, its ETH trust, or ETHE, is now up to more than $7 billion worth of AUM, with its shares currently trading at around $24. GTBC has surpassed $41 billion in AUM, and shares are trading at around $59.

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Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/rothschild-investment-corp-snaps-up-quarter-of-a-million-shares-in-grayscale-eth-trust

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