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On this week's episode, Simon and Sara sit down with Aman Kohli and Ryan Radloff to talk about the latest news in blockchain. Colin also has a great interview with Michael Sonnenshein from Grayscale investment.

Simon and Sara are with Aman Kohli, CTO of Financial Services and Insurance Practice at Microsoft and Ryan Radloff, CEO at Coinshares.

First up the panel looks at What an SEC Bitcoin ETF rejection review really means. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday that nine bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) disapproval orders are to be stayed until further review. The aftermath of the Bitcoin boom and the hard lessons for cryptocurrency investors and whether crypto is too accessible.

IBM-Maersk blockchain platform adds 92 clients as part of global launch. A previously unnamed collaborative effort between the world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, and IBM, has now grown to 92 participants and been dubbed TradeLens. The blockchain platform has been quietly orchestrating global trade with less reliance on middlemen for a year, resulting in 154 million shipping events in ports around the world, and is now growing at a rate of one million per day.

Wirex becomes third crypto company to receive FCA e-money licence. Wirex Limited, the popular global crypto/fiat payment platform, has just become the third cryptocurrency-enabled company in the world to be granted a UK FCA emoney license. The FCA’s approach to cryptocurrencies has been relatively cautious, but their progressive stance towards blockchain technologies is encouraging.

Singapore presses ahead with blockchain-based Project Ubin. Singapore's central bank is working with the Singapore Exchange and three technology partners - Anquan, Deloitte and Nasdaq - to develop Delivery versus Payment (DvP) capabilities for settlement of tokenised assets across different blockchain platforms.

Thailand's Central Bank Is Developing a Digital Currency Based on R3 Tech. The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced it expects to complete the first phase of a proof-of-concept trial for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by March 2019.

We also have a Tweet of the Week on how the XRP ledger is inherently decentralised, even more so than bitcoin and ethereum...

Rounding off the show we have an interview from Colin with Michael Sonnenshein, Managing Director at Grayscale.

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This week's episode of Blockchain Insider was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Holly Blaxill.

Special Guests: Aman Kohli, Michael Sonnenshein, and Ryan Radloff.