Category: Banks

Aussie Banks Still Cold to Cryptocurrency Businesses Despite Regulation

Aussie Banks Still Cold to Cryptocurrency Businesses Despite RegulationDespite increasing regulation in the cryptocurrency sector, Australia’s major banks maintain cautious policies when it comes to cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrency businesses appear to challenge Australian banks’ appetite for risk, many institutions permit cryptocurrencies to be purchased using credit cards. Also Read: Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s Credit Card Cryptocurrency Purchases […]

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PR: 7Eleven Launches IEO on LAToken Exchange

7Eleven Launches IEO on LAToken Exchange7Eleven is a blockchain-based technology payment platform, that is convenient for customer to buy and sell products. Currently, 7Eleven token is being evaluated and expected to be listed for IEO by some exchanges.What is 7Eleven platform?7Eleven is a blockchain-based technology platform that is convenient for customer to buy and sell products that helps verifying transactions with high accuracy. The vision of project is a global payment application, based on connecting with all banks around the world.

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How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Year

The World's Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a YearSome of the most well known banks in the world are also the biggest money launderers. The recent Troika Laundromat affair added another $8 billion to the trillions financial institutions wash every year. Over $2 trillion is laundered annually by criminals who utilize various ways to hide money in banks, which are often complicit or […]

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In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank Accounts

In the Daily: New Terms From Bitmex, Binance Coin Record, Malta Bank AccountsIn this edition of The Daily, Bitmex has updated its Terms of Service. The revised rules prohibit residents of certain countries, including the U.S., from trading digital assets on the platform. Also, the native token of the leading crypto exchange Binance, BNB, has hit a record price against BTC. And in Malta, companies from the […]

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Cryptocurrency Accounts for Less Than 2% of All Japanese Money Laundering Cases

Money Laundering Cases With Cryptocurrency Less Than 1.7% of All in JapanMoney laundering cases related to cryptocurrencies in Japan have increased significantly in 2018. Nevertheless, their number remains a fraction of the total. According to the Japanese press, the majority of reported money laundering instances actually involve banks and other traditional financial institutions. Also read: Platform for Crypto Payments to Bank Accounts Launching in the UK […]

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In the Daily: Blockchain Phones, Crypto Cash Out Gets Easier, Banks vs Exchanges

In the Daily: Blockchain Phones, Crypto Cash Out Gets Easier, Banks vs ExchangesWednesday’s edition of The Daily charts the rise of blockchain phones and the effects they’re exerting on the tokenized assets supported by their built-in wallets. We also examine Europe’s favorite crypto card service, which is invading Asia and making it easier to cash out of cryptocurrency, and consider the similarities between crypto exchanges and banks […]

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Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 Countries

Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 CountriesMoney laundering scandals involving some of the world’s largest banks have grown this week. Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has been fined 3.7 billion euros (~$4.2 billion) for money laundering. Amid a $226 billion scandal, Estonian authorities have ordered Denmark’s largest bank to terminate its operations in the country. Danske Bank is also shutting down in […]

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A Millennial and Crypto Love Story: How This Generation Is Ghosting Banks

America’s youth has long been in a bad relationship with banks. Their predatory, self-serving practices have left a bad taste in the mouths of many young consumers, who have historically acclimated and resigned themselves to the system as they aged. Millennials have been accused of killing almost every industry, from golf to napkins, but now […]

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Australian Banks Fraudulently Collected Fees From Deceased Customers

Australia's Banking Sector inquiry Reveals Massive Cheating as Banks Collect Fees for Dead CustomersA national inquiry into the misconduct of Australia’s banking sector has revealed profit-driven malpractice that has shattered customer trust. Some of the country’s largest banks were found guilty of making families homeless and charging fees for non-existent services, sometimes to dead customers. They also caused clients to lose hundreds of millions of dollars through misleading […]

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Bitfinex Partnered With at Least 6 Different Banks During 2018

22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this past month, the exchange has struggled to establish reliable banking partners, with traders seeking to deposit […]

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JP Morgan: Bitcoin Would Only Make Sense in a Dystopian Scenario

Jp Morgan: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Would Only Make Sense in a Dystopian ScenarioJP Morgan has continued to bash bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, saying the value of them is still unproven and that it will be at least another three to five years before blockchain technology makes a difference to the banking sector.  Also read: Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to List Security Tokens ‘A Dystopian Scenario’ America’s largest bank has […]

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How Indian Cryptocurrency Users Avoid Banks Closing Their Accounts

How Indian Crypto Users Avoid Banks Closing Their AccountsBanks in India have been closing the accounts of customers they believe have made transactions involving cryptocurrencies. The majority of crypto users in the country, however, have reportedly found a way to avoid their accounts being closed by their banks which are complying with the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Also […]

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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Chile’s Antitrust Court Orders Banks to Keep Crypto Exchange Accounts Open

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Chile’s Antitrust Court Orders Banks to Reopen Crypto Exchange AccountsFollowing the ruling by Chile’s supreme court that a bank can legally close accounts of a crypto exchange, the country’s Court of Defense of Free Competition reaffirmed that banks must reopen crypto exchanges’ accounts. The Chilean antitrust court continues to hear the case alleging that banks exploit their dominant position to keep crypto exchanges off the […]

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10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History

10 Years Ago Bitcoin's Genesis Block Changed the Course of HistoryOver the last 12 hours, cryptocurrency supporters across the globe have been celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block which was mined at approximately 18:15:05 UTC. Die-hard crypto enthusiasts believe the software released by the anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto has forever changed the way people look at money, and that the technology’s effect […]

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Allianz Global Investors CEO Calls for Cryptocurrencies to Be Outlawed

The head of one of Europe’s largest asset managers, Allianz Global, has called for global regulators to “outlaw” crypto assets. The outburst from CEO Andreas Utermann came during a panel discussion in London.  Also read: Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering Cryptocurrencies Have “Wiped out People’s Savings” Allianz Global Investors chief Andreas Utermann […]

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Wendy McElroy: Don’t Smash the State, Bypass the State

Don’t Smash the State, Bypass the StateThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 7 Crypto Justice: Don’t Smash the State, Bypass the State. The 19th century individualist-anarchist Benjamin Tucker referred to anarchism as “society by contract.” The contracts could express any exchange, from leases to prostitution, from insurance policies to drug […]

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Wendy McElroy: How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice

How the Blockchain Provides Private JusticeThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 6 How the Blockchain Provides Private Justice The key to…an anarcho-capitalist court system is found in the concept of a “personal judiciary”. [Acting as your own judge.]…The courts’ purpose is to enable men to settle disputes so […]

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Digital Bank Revolut Surpasses 3 Million Customers

Digital Bank Revolut Surpasses 3 Million CustomersU.K. startup Revolut has announced that its customer base has surpassed three million users. The fintech platform, which has quickly become a viable online alternative to traditional banking, was established in 2015. It currently offers payment and exchange services for a growing number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Also read: Huobi Opens in Russia, Plans […]

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