Co-founder and head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Thomas Lee has admitted that his prediction of a Bitcoin rally after the Consensus conference was wrong. Lee has claimed that the crypto market still “faces significant internal resistance and hurdles within traditional financial institutions,” Bloomberg reports May 18 Having accurately...
The CEO of Swiss financial services provider UBS Group Sergio Ermotti said that blockchain will be essential for the financial services industry in an interview with CNBC June 18. Ermotti said that the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies will allow “ freeing up of resources to become more efficient,” adding that...
The commercial, state-backed Bank of China (BOC) and financial services corporation China UnionPay (CUP) have entered into a partnership, according to an August 15 announcement. Per the terms of the agreement, the two parties will jointly explore blockchain technology applications for payment system development. The partnership comes in response to...
The Bank of England has issued a staff working paper, which suggests that central bank digital currencies could pose a competition threat to commercial banks. ...
Seattle-based crypto exchange Bittrex has signed a banking agreement that will allow corporate investors to trade selected cryptocurrencies for fiat, Bloomberg reports today, May 31. Bittrex, which supports over 200 cryptocurrencies and reportedly has over 3 mln customers worldwide, will cooperate with New-York based Signature Bank to launch fiat trading...
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has revealed a blockchain-powered system to digitize paper checks, local media Financial News reports June 5. The system aims combat financial fraud as well as reduce expenses for printing checks. According to Di Gang, an official at the bank’s digital currency research department, the...
On Sept. 17, Europa Press reported on the contract the autonomous community of Aragon, one of the 17 Spanish autonomous communities, signed with Alastria — a blockchain ecosystem of more than 274 entities, including companies and institutions which create blockchain-based tools in line with Spanish and European Union legal...
Canada’s largest digital currency exchange QuadrigaCX is blaming legal action from a major bank for delays when customers cash out funds, the Globe and Mail reported Oct. 8. Vancouver-based crypto exchange QuadrigaCX was launched in 2013 and is known as the first exchange in Canada to be licensed by the...
The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have strong advantages over centralized financial systems, primarily because of their ability to function and operate without a single point of failure, which hackers and bad actors...
The Vietnamese central bank, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) announced it will suspend the import of cryptocurrency mining hardware, according to local news agency Viet Nam News July 19. The move followed an official request from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), which suggested a temporary ban of...