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Enter the economic giant: Klaytn to power the Chongqing Chain

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China, with a GDP of US$17.7 trillion in 2021, is one of the largest economies in the world. Through a series of investments into blockchain, China is building the Blockchain-based Service Network (BSN), for which Klaytn Foundation will be a partner to build the open-permissioned Chongqing Chain.

Klaytn Foundation, an open-source blockchain ecosystem backed by internet giant Kakao Corp, will be contributing their technical expertise and business insights to provide the blockchain infrastructure and initial nodes for the Chongqing Chain, as well as to help develop the early use cases through a partnership with the Cloud Chain Technology.

The BSN is a multi-chain public infrastructure network that aims to be the standard for all blockchain deployments.[1] As of April 2022, BSN supports 28 blockchain frameworks, 19 portals, and over 25,000 developers and 3,000 applications across  over 140 virtual data centers around the world.

“We see great synergies in developing the Chongqing Chain in parallel with the Klaytn mainnet, as it would make it possible for Klaytn developers to plug in to the China blockchain network, providing an entry into the massive China market, and vice versa for Chinese developers looking to go global. Being in China will also help us to develop diverse use cases to bring about the mass adoption of blockchain, strengthen the Klaytn ecosystem and help us in building robust infrastructures to support the development of metaverses,” said David Shin, Head of Global Adoption at Klaytn Foundation.

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“Following Klaytn’s integration to the BSN International earlier this year, we are excited to further strengthen the partnership by introducing the permissioned version of Klaytn, Chongqing Chain, to the Chinese market to support use cases related to NFT, metaverse, gaming and beyond”,  said Yifan He, CEO of Red Date Technology and Executive Director of the BSN Development Association.

“We are very pleased to cooperate with Klaytn, and believe that with the support of Klaytn network’s innovation, security and scalability, the Chongqing Chain will provide developers with new technical solutions to enable a wide range of application scenarios. With the completion of the Chongqing Chain, it will become one of the OPBs on the BSN-DDC Network that will be attractive to enterprise users due to its low cost, availability in the process of technology implementation and ease of use,” said Xia Yong, CEO of Chongqing Cloud Chain Technology.

First projects on the chain will include Meta Tel, a decentralized Social Networking Service (SNS) that provides better data privacy and user-centric data, and minting of notable Chongqing and Korean IPs via the Chongqing Chain Distributed Digital Certificate (DDC), which is similar to the technology behind Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

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Blockchain Firm Squad Labs Raises $10 Million for Smart Wallet

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Squad Labs announced that its Series A funding round, led by Electric Capital with participation from RockawayX, Coinbase Ventures, L1D, Placeholder, and Mert Mumtaz, will propel the launch of its Fuse smart wallet. The company aims to establish Fuse as a premier solution for securing and compounding personal digital wealth amid the growing onchain economy.

According to the company’s news release on June 12, smart accounts and smart wallets are gaining traction across blockchains as they offer a more intuitive, secure, and programmable user experience. Fuse abstracts seed phrases and provides features like wallet recovery, 2FA capabilities, and enterprise-level security for personal custody, simplifying the choice of storing digital wealth on-chain.

In addition to securing funding, Squad Labs also announced the public testing launch of Fuse on iOS. This move is part of their strategy to expand accessibility and refine functionality ahead of a full market release.

Meanwhile, a recent report from PYMNTS Intelligence explores blockchain’s role in enhancing cross-border payments. It suggests that integrating blockchain can streamline payment processing, enable digital-to-fiat currency conversion, and introduce stablecoins for faster and cost-effective cross-border transactions. Business-friendly decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions further automate and secure transactions via smart contracts, reducing dependence on traditional payment systems and enhancing security and transparency.

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The report underscores the significance of educating businesses and end-users about the benefits of blockchain-based cross-border payments. It advocates for partnerships with FinTechs and proactive engagement with financial institutions to drive adoption and improve industry-wide support for blockchain technologies in payments.

Overall, Squad Labs’ funding round and Fuse’s development represent strategic advancements in blockchain technology aimed at enhancing digital wealth management and transforming cross-border payment landscapes.

Source: pymnts.com

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