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Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice

Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC NoticeHundreds of customers went on a withdrawal spree after an Indian bank announced its revised KYC requirements. The bank’s action followed the decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include the National Population Register letter as a valid KYC document for opening bank accounts. Customers are worried their funds could be frozen. Also […]

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Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto - RBI's Arguments Not ConvincingIndia’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than […]

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Fed Officials Ponder Funding Hedge Funds and Private Brokers Directly

Fed Officials Ponder Funding Hedge Funds and Private Brokers DirectlyOn January 13, the New York Federal Reserve gave $60.7 billion to eligible private financial institutions by leveraging U.S. Treasurys and agency securities. With all the stimulus given to financial institutions since September, it hasn’t relieved the stress of economic uncertainty. Now the Fed is pondering giving money directly to hedge funds and private brokers […]

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China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party Cadres

China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party CadresUnderstanding a complex subject should be easier with access to educational materials. With blockchain and CBDC now part of Beijing’s political vocabulary, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a guide to digital currencies meant to prepare party officials for upcoming changes in the country’s financial system. Also read: China Saw $11.4 Billion in […]

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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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Bank Closures and Withdrawal Restrictions Anger Lebanese Citizens

Bank Closures and Withdrawal Restrictions Anger Lebanese CitizensLebanese citizens have been dealing with economic hardship, as the country’s central bank imposed customer withdrawal limits last October. The problems have continued over the last two months, as ATMs have stopped dispensing cash and bank branches close doors in fear of angry clients. Regional reports disclose Lebanese bank customers often wait for hours in […]

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A Deep Dive Into Satoshi’s 11-Year Old Bitcoin Genesis Block

A Deep Dive Into Satoshi's 11-Year Old Bitcoin Genesis Block11 years ago today, Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin network at approximately 18:15:05 UTC and the world hasn’t been the same since. The Bitcoin blockchain came to life on January 3, 2009, and so far, more than 600,000 blocks have been mined into existence. Nakamoto’s genesis block is special and the hardcoded block has a […]

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Australia Probes Big Four Bank Accused of 23 Million Money Laundering Breaches

Australia Probes Big Four Bank Accused of 23 Million Money Laundering BreachesWith stricter new regulations on the horizon for the crypto space around the world, Australians have found that it’s actually their traditional financial institutions that have been breaching well-established anti-money laundering rules and other industry standards this year. Westpac, one of the country’s largest banks, is now under investigation for millions of purported violations of […]

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Ciphertrace Says Banks Unknowingly Process $2 Billion in Crypto per Year

According to the blockchain analysis firm Ciphertrace, major U.S. banks process roughly $2 billion in digital currency transactions that go undetected every year. Ciphertrace disclosed a slew of financial institutions have not deployed the right KYC/AML infrastructure to detect unregistered cryptocurrency transfers. Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines All […]

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The Country With Europe’s Highest Interest Rate Has Cut It 5 Times This Year

The Country With the Highest Interest Rate in Europe Has Cut It 5 Times This YearAround half of European countries, over 20, now have 0% interest rates and a few are already in negative territory. Ukraine, which has the highest benchmark interest rate on the continent, has just reduced it again, for the fifth time this year. The race between central banks to cut rates, when there is inflation, has […]

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China’s Inflation Hits a Record 4.5% as Beijing Prepares to Test Digital Yuan

China’s Inflation Hits a Record 4.5% as Beijing Prepares to Test Digital YuanChina has been confronted with multiple economic and financial problems this year amidst an ongoing trade war with the United States. Authorities in Beijing have been trying to overcome the challenges with administrative measures in what has become a market economy over the years. Inflation of the yuan just rose to its highest level since […]

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CBD Coffee Company Leverages Censorship-Resistant Nature of Crypto

CBD Coffee Company Leverages Censorship-Resistant Nature of CryptoOn December 8, the U.S.-based coffee firm that uses cannabidiol (CBD) in its product, Crazy Calm, launched a promotion that aims to send $5 per order to the charity EatBCH. The founder of Crazy Calm, Matt Aaron, also detailed that the startup wanted to leverage the payment processor Shopify but the company closed their account […]

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Deutsche Bank Strategist Predicts Crypto Could Replace Fiat Money

Deutsche Bank Strategist Says Crypto Could Replace Fiat Money in the Next DecadeDeutsche Bank analysts have made some predictions regarding the future of cryptocurrency. Strategist Jim Reid explained why cryptocurrencies are inevitable and how the existing fiat money system could crumble over the next decade, leading to soaring demand for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets ‘The End of Fiat Money?’ – […]

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