Crypto Doom and Gloom: Banking CEO Says There’s “No Interest” from Institutions

The CEO of Revolut has claimed that large institutional clients, which are often cited as the drivers of the next crypto bull run, have shown very little interest in investing in assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Revolut CEO: Institutional Investors Show “No Interest” in Crypto While speaking at the Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal this week, […]

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South Korean Court Rules Bank’s Action to End Banking Services to Crypto Exchange Illegal

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A court in South Korea has ruled that the decision by a commercial bank to stop offering banking services to a cryptocurrency exchange was unlawful and must therefore be rescinded. According to the Central District Court’s 50th Civil Affairs Division, the move by South Korean commercial bank Nonghyup to cease offering […]

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US State Banking Regulator Sues Government Over Fintech Special Charter

Advertisement The US regulatory body for state banking has filed a lawsuit against the federal government for granting bank charters to fintech companies. The complaint calls into question the leniency of fintech “sandbox” charters. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an arm of the US Department of the Treasury, has awarded these special charters to […]

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UK Banking Giant Barclays’ Cryptocurrency Project ‘Put on Ice’: Report

Advertisement Major investment bank Barclays has reportedly put its cryptocurrency trading project “on ice” amid a prolonged bear market that has dampened interest in the asset class among many investors. According to a Financial News report, the London-based financial institution shelved the project in September, leading to the departure of Chris Tyrer, the bank’s former […]

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Bitfinex Banking Scares Continue, Bitcoin Premium Skyrockets, Tether Dumps

Since the establishment of the first crypto-to-fiat platform, exchanges have been subject to intense scrutiny from banks, regulators, and most importantly, the consumers and investors themselves. Despite its veteran status in this nascent industry, Bitfinex isn’t exempt from this scrutiny, as a few too many controversies have rocked the Hong Kong-based startup over its near-six-year history. Reports […]

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Major Indian Bitcoin Exchange Zebpay Shuts Down Due to Banking Freeze

Advertisement Zebpay, one of India’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced the shuttering of all exchange services on Friday following the central bank’s banking ban on the crypto industry. Launch in 2015, Zebpay started trading with an app-only service that quickly became one of India’s most-downloaded bitcoin wallet and exchange apps. With a know your customer […]

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Interview: Wall Street Vet Warns of ICE Bringing Bad Banking Practices to Crypto

Advertisement Caitlin Long is a Wall Street professional with 22 years of experience including running Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business. Recently, Long wrote an article about the financialization of cryptocurrency by Wall Street entities, describing the new initiative by ICE (owner of the New York Stock Exchange) to launch a new Bitcoin market called Bakkt […]

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NY BitLicense Chief Clashes with U.S. Treasury over Fintech Banking Charters

Advertisement The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has stated its opposition  to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s endorsement of regulatory “sandboxes” for fintech companies that essentially allow fintechs to receive special bank charters, according to a statement on its website by Maria T. Vullo, DFS superintendent and overseer for the state’s BitLicense regime. […]