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BINANCE ANNOUNCES BLOCKCHAIN COURSES AT EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES

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In partnership with leading European educational institutions, Binance Academy has launched university-accredited courses that delve into key topics and disciplines within the dynamic landscape of Web3.

Offering learners a deeper understanding of blockchain technology and digital assets, the crypto learning hub of Binance is hoping to further expand the reach of its educational efforts by partnering with renowned and respected Business schools and professors in Europe.

According to the announcement, all of the courses have been designed and recorded in partnership with esteemed professors teaching crypto and blockchain-related courses on campus. The courses are priced at 10 USDT for enrollment, with a promotional price of 4 USDT at launch.

Upon completion of their courses, participants will receive a co-branded certificate from the university and Binance Academy, with the hope that this certification will help to unlock new career opportunities within the blockchain industry, the entity stated.

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4 to 7-week courses in Prague, Luxembourg, and Paris

The university partners and their courses include:

  • Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE): a 4-week “Digital Assets and Blockchain Industry.” course. It was designed in partnership with Dr. Jakub Jedlinský and researcher Kareem Abdallah and will cover: Bitcoin, the emergence and evolution of the crypto industry, insights into crypto’s current and future state, as well as the utility of cryptocurrencies and their influence on traditional financial systems.
  • The European Business Institute (EBI) of Luxembourg: a 7-week course designed alongside the University’s President and Academic Dean; Dr James Mulli. ‘Blockchain and P2P Fundamentals’ will cover blockchain’s wide-ranging applications across industries. Topics include Trading & Mining Digital Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contract Creation, CBDCs & Crypto Regulation, and more. Learners will discover blockchain’s practical use in Asset Management, Insurance, Cross-Border Payments, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare and others;
  • ESCP Business School: a 4-week program, designed alongside professor for Blockchain & AI; Dr. Marcus Schmalbach. ‘Blockchain Mastery: From Fundamentals to Advanced Corporate Solutions’ will offer participants a holistic understanding of the evolving landscape of digital assets and their implications for both businesses and investors. Students will explore a diverse array of topics, from the inception of Bitcoin to the disruptive ascent of cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Cardano. Delving deeper, the curriculum unpacks concepts such as blockchain consensus mechanisms, decentralized finance (DeFi), tokenomics, and smart contracts.

Yi He, Co-Founder at Binance, said: “We’re thrilled to join hands with prestigious European universities in delivering university-accredited Web3 courses. Education plays a pivotal role in advancing adoption and fostering opportunities as these technologies redefine our future and global economic landscape. Our commitment to accessibility aligns with our user-centric principles, driving financial inclusivity and sustainable innovation as we champion growth within the broader ecosystem. ”

Source: financefeeds.com

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Legal Luminary Sarah Brennan Champions Pioneering Crypto Regulation Approaches

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Sarah Brennan, an accomplished figure in corporate and securities law, serves as General Counsel at Delphi Ventures, focusing on investments in the Web3 space. With over 14 years of experience in securities law and a deep involvement in digital assets since 2017, Brennan also co-leads LeXpunK, a collective dedicated to establishing legal frameworks for decentralized digital communities.

In a candid interview with a prominent cryptocurrency news outlet, Brennan discussed various critical topics. She addressed the emergence of crypto super PACs, funded significantly by major firms like Ripple and Circle, to counter strict SEC regulations. Brennan viewed the SAB 121 bill, backed by the US administration, as potentially isolating the crypto community from broader financial integration.

While acknowledging the influence of centralized entities in advocating for crypto interests, Brennan cautioned against replicating traditional financial hierarchies within the crypto sphere, which contradicts its revolutionary ethos. She expressed concerns about monopolistic scenarios that could dominate the crypto landscape, exerting excessive control over essential industry components and traditional financial operations.

Regarding regulatory challenges, Brennan advocated for tailored regulations to manage systemic risks posed by large centralized crypto institutions. She criticized the current regulatory opacity and inconsistency, which she believes have fostered suboptimal business practices. Through LeXpunK, Brennan endeavors to pioneer experimental legal structures that could redefine regulatory compliance for token issuances, though reception from policymakers has been lukewarm.

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Looking ahead, Brennan emphasizes the need for proactive regulatory approaches using antitrust measures to prevent crypto monopolies, promote decentralization, and target bad actors. However, she highlighted the persistent communication gap between crypto-literate legal advocates and hesitant regulators as a significant obstacle.

Brennan continues to drive forward her mission through new advocacy platforms aimed at shaping the future of cryptographic regulation, navigating complexities to ensure balanced and effective regulatory frameworks in the evolving crypto landscape.

Source: shakirabrasil.info

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Italy Ramps Up Crypto Oversight in Line with MiCA

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Italy is preparing to strengthen its oversight of cryptocurrency markets to align with the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulatory framework. This initiative, initially enacted in 2022, aims to impose stricter monitoring of digital asset markets, particularly targeting insider trading and market manipulation. Under the new decree, fines ranging from 5,000 to 5 million euros ($5,400 to $5.4 million) will be imposed based on the severity of violations, reinforcing compliance and market integrity.

For blockchain firms and decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, MiCA presents significant challenges. These entities must decide between fully decentralizing their networks or complying with MiCA’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations. Fully decentralized networks are exempt from reporting requirements but risk non-compliance if they employ foundations or intermediaries moderating communities.

Centralized exchanges like Binance are adapting to MiCA by categorizing stablecoins as authorized or unauthorized, aligning with regulatory requirements without delisting these assets from spot markets. Uphold has similarly adjusted by delisting certain stablecoins for compliance purposes.

Despite regulatory pressures, experts are optimistic about stablecoins’ future. Figures like Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle, predict stablecoins could represent 10% of the money supply within a decade. They anticipate widespread adoption driven by benefits such as financial inclusion, lower remittance costs, and seamless cross-border commerce via public blockchains.

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This regulatory framework underscores the transformative potential of stablecoins and blockchain technology within the global financial system.

Source: coinfomania.com

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1inch Network Teams Up with Blockaid for Shield API

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1inch Network has collaborated with Blockaid to introduce the 1inch Shield API, a pioneering advancement in Web3 security. This collaboration aims to enhance user protection within decentralized finance (DeFi) by bolstering defenses against fraudulent tokens. Blockaid, renowned for its expertise in Web3 security solutions, utilizes advanced data analytics and machine learning to swiftly identify and flag scam tokens, safeguarding users from potential financial risks.

The 1inch Shield API also addresses compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations through continuous screenings of blockchain addresses. Powered by TRM Labs, this feature scrutinizes addresses for associations with sanctioned entities and illicit activities, preemptively restricting suspect addresses to prevent regulatory infractions.

Additionally, 1inch integrates Etherscan Pro’s blocklisting capabilities to proactively blacklist suspicious addresses, further fortifying its security measures.

This initiative marks a significant milestone in DeFi security, promising unparalleled levels of security and compliance. As 1inch continues to deploy this technology across its platform, it aims to provide developers and users with enhanced protection and confidence in navigating the Web3 landscape.

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Source: cryptotimes.io

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