Goldilocks’ Comments and Late Breaking Global Economic News Late Wednesday Evening 2-14-24


 Goldilocks’ Comments and Late Breaking Global Economic News Late Wednesday Evening 2-14-24

Good Evening Dinar Recaps,

Franklin Templeton filed for a spot ether ETF, becoming the latest company to enter the race.

“The Shares are intended to offer a convenient means of making an investment similar to an investment in ether relative to acquiring, holding and trading ether directly on a peer-to-peer or other basis or via a digital asset platform,” the filing said.

Other issuers, such as Ark 21Shares and BlackRock, submitted S-1s for their potential funds at the end of last year.

Franklin was one of nearly a dozen firms to launch a bitcoin ETF back in January after the Securities and Exchange Commission gave the issuers the green light.

According to the Monday filing, Franklin is also interested in staking the ether (ETH) held by the proposed fund. Ark 21Shares updated its prospectus last week to include language around staking. The language had not been included in earlier filings, nor does it appear in filings from BlackRock. Block Works




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Coinbase & Ledger Collaborate, Increasing Access to Crypto | FintechMagazine

Crypto onramp and infrastructure provider Coinbase partners with Ledger to streamline crypto purchases and increase accessibility for new users.

Coinbase the leading onramp and infrastructure provider for on-chain builders, has partnered with global digital assets provider Ledger to help streamline the crypto purchasing process and increase the accessibility of crypto to new users.

The partners say together they can bring accessible, seamless and secure purchases to crypto users, creating easier pathways for the exchange of self-custody. 




The Eurosystem is gearing up for wholesale settlement trials for DLT networks using central bank money. It opened the call for applications in December, with tests to start in earnest in May. Last month it held its sixth meeting of the industry contact group. As with most previous sessions, various companies outlined potential use cases One of them was Onyx by JP Morgan.

This sixth contact group meeting will be the last until June, which will be an in-person meeting, presumably to get feedback about the trials. 

When the DLT initiative first launched, the emphasis was on securities settlement. As tokenized deposits ( and deposit tokens have moved up the agenda, there are likely to be multiple use cases where central bank money (CeBM) will be used to settle interbank payments. In the most recent contract group meeting, two groups proposed this use case – the ABI Lab which is part of the Italian Banking Association and Onyx by JP Morgan. Ledger Insights


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