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๐Ÿ‘‰ Issue #43 of QX Snapshots is out!




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Highlights:


โ›“ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] Sociรฉtรฉ Gรฉnรฉrale Stablecoin EUR CoinVertible, KfWโ€™s First Tokenized Bond, Swift & Deutsche Bank eBL Interoperability PoC. Sociรฉtรฉ Gรฉnรฉrale is set to become the first major financial institution to list a stablecoin. Named EUR CoinVertible. EUR CoinVertible is designed to be fully backed by euros and aims to provide an alternative to the predominantly US dollar-dominated stablecoin market. The bank envisions its stablecoin being used for settling trades in digital bonds and other assets, aligning with upcoming EU regulations.


โ–ถ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] Zen and the Art of CBDC Analysis.


๐Ÿค– [๐€๐ˆ] Meta Unveils 'Imagine with Meta AI' Image Generator, X Launches 'Grok' Chatbot, and Google's Gemini AI Outperforms GPT-4 and Experts.ย  Meta has introduced 'Imagine with Meta AI', a free AI image-generator website using the Emu model, trained with 1.1 billion public Facebook and Instagram images.ย 


โ–ถ [๐€๐ˆ] Google just launched a new AI, and has already admitted at least one demo wasnโ€™t real.ย 


๐ŸŽ† [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ]ย ย HSBC Leads Banking Innovation with Quantum-Secured Forex Trading, While Airbus and BMW Launch Quantum Mobility Challenge. HSBC has made a groundbreaking move by adding quantum protection to its AI-powered foreign exchange trading platform, HSBC AI Markets. This initiative, a first in the banking sector, involves the use of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) to protect a โ‚ฌ30 million trading transaction, showcasing the potential to secure trades of any value against future quantum attacks.


๐Ÿ’ป [๐Œ๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž]ย Reebok and Adidas Dive into Digital Fashion in the Metaverse, While Epic Games Unveils Lego Fortnite for a Kid-Friendly Virtual World.ย Reebok and Adidas are entering the metaverse with new digital wearable projects, joining Nike and Puma in exploring virtual retail opportunities.ย 


โ–ถ [๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก] BT Group's MAUD Technology Accelerates Live Content Streaming, Cutting Bandwidth Use by 50% and Enhancing Viewer Experience. 23andMe,ย recently announced a data breach affecting approximately 6.9 million users. Initially, the company reported that hackers accessed personal data of around 14,000 customers (0.1% of users), but further investigation revealed a much larger impact.ย 

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