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Satoshi’s Vision ‘Not a New VISA’ But An Alternative to Banks, Says Dan Held

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto wanted it to be an “alternative to banks,” not a “new VISA,” cryptocurrency veteran and former Blockchain executive Dan...

Banks in India: Don’t Touch Bitcoin Or Your Accounts Will Be Closed

Reports on social media indicate that banks in India are threatening customers that deal in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with the closure of...

Nick Szabo: Central Banks Might Switch From ‘Physically Vulnerable’ Gold to Bitcoin

Central Banks might resort to cryptocurrency reserves as means of supplementing national gold reserves according to veteran cryptographer Nick Szabo. He also holds...

BIS Reports 70% of Central Banks Are Studying Cryptocurrencies

A new report published by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) shows that the majority of central banks are studying central bank digital...

15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has advanced its main blockchain project to a testing phase with 15 global banks, one of...

Swiss Finance Watchdog Tells Banks to Treat Crypto Trading As High Risk

Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is giving tough guidance to banks wanting to trade in crypto assets. According to a report from Swissinfo.ch,...

Nine Japanese Banks to Trial Blockchain Settlement Using Fujitsu Tech

Nine Japanese banks are teaming up to trial a blockchain-based inter-bank settlement system using Fujitsu technology. IT giant Fujitsu announced in a press release...

Most Central Banks Back Digital Currency If DLT Improved: IBM Survey

A new IBM research report finds most polled central banks believe they should issue a wholesale central bank digital currency (CBDC), although they...

Startup Bringing Blockchain Privacy to Central Banks Wins $15 Million Funding

Blockchain startup Adhara, which boasts a stellar line-up of former banking innovators, has secured $15 million in new funding from Consensys, the ethereum...

Yale Endowment Banks on Crypto

Ivy League endowment funds have long been pioneers of the investing community. Many endowments were early investors in private equity and hedge fund...
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