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1.2 Million Italians Can Now Buy Bitcoin From Their Bank


1.2 Million Italians Can Now Buy Bitcoin From Their Bank After Hype Partners With ConioBuying bitcoin just got easier for Italians. The country’s mobile bank Hype has announced a partnership with fintech Conio, enabling customers to buy, sell, and securely store BTC from within their banking app. With over a million Italians choosing to bank with Hype, and 60,000 new customers being onboarded each week, the challenger bank’s decision […]

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Sending Cash to Friends and Family Through Bitcoin ATMs Is Safer Than Crowding Bank Offices During Pandemic


Sending Cash to Friends and Family Through Bitcoin ATMs Is Safer Than Crowding Bank Offices During PandemicTransferring money over traditional channels may involve a lot of queuing in lines these days. Authorities around the world are trying to prevent large groups of people gathering in confined spaces to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus infection. Remittances are a lifeline for people in many countries and cryptocurrency ATMs provide a way […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto is Banking for Anarchists and Average People


Wendy McElroy: Crypto is Banking for Anarchists and Average People“What I love about Bitcoin is that instead of some rich old guy on Wall Street, young poor people are the ones getting rich” —Eric Finman No Longer Is Economic Sovereignty Just for Politicians and Bankers “Cryptocurrency is for the rich”; this pernicious myth causes people to resent crypto and be suspicious of it. An […]

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Deutsche Bank Reports €5.3 Billion in Net Loss for 2019 as It Counts the Cost of Restructuring


Deutsche Bank Reports €5.3 Billion in Net Loss for 2019 as It Counts the Cost of RestructuringA year of reorganization has left its mark on Germany’s leading financial institution. Deutsche Bank revealed this week it suffered significant losses in the last quarter and all of 2019. The banking giant claims that the damage is “entirely driven by transformation-related effects” such as compensation for sacked employees and devalued assets. Also read: US […]

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US Bank Silvergate Sees Growth in Crypto Clients, Despite Decreasing Deposits From the Sector


US Bank Silvergate Sees Growth in Crypto Clients, Despite Decreasing Deposits From the SectorFinancial results released by two U.S. banks providing services to the crypto industry have indicated a decline in deposits from digital currency customers. However, a positive trend has been observed as well. One of the crypto-friendly institutions, Silvergate Bank, has seen an increasing number of crypto clients throughout the year. Also read: Swiss Bank Julius […]

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Swiss Bank Julius Baer Offers New Digital Asset Services With Licensed Crypto Bank SEBA


Swiss Bank Julius Baer Offers New Digital Asset Services With Licensed Crypto Bank SEBASwitzerland, a nation that’s been quite positive towards crypto business, is facilitating the integration between its traditional financial sector and the blockchain industry. With greater regulatory clarity and stability coming, established banks are plucking up the courage to offer digital asset products and services helped by local fintechs. Also read: Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss […]

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Low Interest Rates Provide Precarious Protection Against Crisis, World Bank Warns


Low Interest Rates Provide Precarious Protection Against Crisis, World Bank WarnsThe latest global debt wave is the largest in the past five decades, the World Bank has acknowledged in a new report. The international institution notes that previous waves of broad-based debt accumulation lead to widespread financial crises. Historically low interest rates this time might not be sufficient to avoid the next meltdown. Also read: […]

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Another Chinese Lender Bailed Out After Bank Run


Another Chinese Lender Bailed Out After Bank RunYichuan Rural Commercial Bank, a lender operating in the central Henan province, has become the latest Chinese bank to be bailed out by the government this year. The small financial institution, which has around 30 branches only in the Yichuan county, experienced a bank run sparked by rumors that its top management was in trouble […]

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Why Central Banks Are Not Designed for Democracies


Why Central Banks Are Not Exactly Part of DemocraciesThrough their policies, central banks exert tremendous influence over the socio-economic conditions in a country and its business environment. Their decisions are so powerful that it’s obvious they are part of the government. But most people would be surprised to find out that central banks are almost never part of the due democratic process. Also […]

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Belarusian Bank Gets the Go-Ahead to Service Crypto Investors


Belarusian Bank to Service Crypto InvestorsA bank in Belarus has effectively gotten the green light to process transfers related to digital assets. DFS, an affiliated company of Belveb Banking Holding’s member VEB Technologies, was recently registered as a resident of the High Technologies Park. The country’s special economic zone has already become home to many crypto businesses. Also read: Bittrex […]

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Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Banks: Major Credit Card Breach Exposes 60M Accounts


Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Banks: Major Credit Card Breach Exposes 60M AccountsSberbank, the largest bank in Russia with a regional and global presence, has suffered a major data breach. Personal information belonging to millions of clients is now being sold on the black market. Initial analyses suggest the trove of data for sale is real, highlighting the risks associated with traditional banking. Also read: Turkish Government […]

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Banking Giant HSBC Set to Fire 10,000 More Employees


The banking sector continues to suffer drastic layoffs as the global economic outlook remains uncertain. The latest financial institution reported to be set for cutting a massive amount of workers is HSBC, which has already announced firing thousands of people just a few weeks ago. Also Read: Bitfinex Braces for Imminent Lawsuit Alleging Tether Manipulates […]

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Bank Raided, Arrests Made But RBI Still Restricts Withdrawals


Bank Raided, Arrests Made But RBI Still Restricts WithdrawalsThe crisis has elevated at the cooperative bank recently placed under regulatory restrictions by India’s central bank. Multiple branches have been raided and several arrests were made. However, the RBI continues to impose a withdrawal limit, preventing bank customers from accessing their savings. The bank has 137 branches across India. Also read: RBI Ban Stops […]

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German Bank Predicts BTC at $90,000 After Next Halving


German Bank Predicts BTC at $90,000 After Next HalvingYou wouldn’t expect a traditional financial institution to come up with a very optimistic forecast about the future of a cryptocurrency or an honest appraisal of its design. But Bayern LB, a lender based in the rich German province of Bavaria, has surprised the crypto community. In a recently published research paper, the bank asks […]

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Big Banks Won’t Touch Crypto Clients – But These Smaller Banks Will


Catering to Crypto Clients, Small Banks Embrace an Opportunity Big Players Are Missing Out OnCryptocurrencies undoubtedly bring new business opportunities. The expanding industry around digital assets and its customers need more and more services that traditional sectors can provide. Banking is often a bottleneck in the crypto space as most traditional institutions are still reluctant to get their feet wet. Smaller banks, however, are more willing to occupy this […]

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Crypto Banking Expands With Positive Interest Rates and New Services


Crypto Banking Expands With Positive Interest Rates and New ServicesBanking, in the traditional sense of the term, has become a financial burden for account holders in regions where the era of subzero interest rates has already set in. European nations like Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Eurozone countries have been in negative territory for some time, and banks there have started passing the burden to […]

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Initiative to Curtail Negative Interest Rates Gains Traction in Germany


Ban on Negative Rates Initiative Gains Traction in GermanyNegative interest rates, a common occurrence in Europe these days, are unpleasant for both banks and clients. And financial institutions have been increasingly transferring the bulk of the burden on to their customers. Some political factions in Germany, however, aren’t happy with the trend and are pushing for adequate protection for the ordinary small saver, […]

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The New Bitcoin Banks Are Here


The New Bitcoin Banks Are HereA new age of banking is imminent. Legacy models will be forced to follow suit or become obsolete in the eyes of value holders worldwide, as new bitcoin and crypto services take over, seeking to implement blockchain systems with an eye on convenience and financial inclusion. Announcements of stablecoins and exchange services from giants Binance, […]

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