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Cryptocurrencies have Given Michael Novogratz a Second Opportunity

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Cryptocurrencies have Given Michael Novogratz a Second Opportunity

Former Goldman Sachs executive Michael Novogratz has seen his fortune rise and fall in the traditional finance market several times. However, his bet on cryptocurrency in 2013  has paid off handsomely. According to a Forbes estimate, Novogratz is amongst the wealthiest people in the cryptocurrency sector,  with an estimated crypto-wealth of $700 million – $1 billion. Wall Street to Cryptocurrency…

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Buda Slams Colombian Banks after Account Closure

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Buda Slams Colombian Banks after Account Closure

Popular South American cryptocurrency exchange Buda criticized actions undertaken by Colombian banks leading to the sudden closure of its bank accounts without notice. Government Blocks What It Doesn’t Understand The event took place after three Colombian banks closed the accounts belonging to Chilean cryptocurrency platform Buda. The actions undertaken by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Davivienda and Bancolombia prompted an immediate…

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Multi-Billion Dollar Logistics Giant DB Schenker to Use VeChain’s Blockchain Protocol

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Multi-Billion Dollar Logistics Giant DB Schenker to Use VeChain’s Blockchain Protocol

DB Schenker, a multi-billion dollar logistics behemoth with annual revenues of $23 billion, is collaborating with China-based blockchain project VeChain to establish an Internet of Things (IoT) and supply chain network on the blockchain. First Supply Chain Blockchain Application Commercially On June 12, 2018, VeChain Foundation announced it had co-developed an IoT-enabled blockchain network for enterprises with DB Schenker. As…

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Traditional Finance Industry is Spending $1.7 Billion Every Year on Building Blockchain

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Traditional Finance Industry is Spending $1.7 Billion Every Year on Building Blockchain

According to a study by Greenwich Associates, a management consulting firm founded in 1972, the traditional finance industry spends more than $1.7 billion on a yearly basis on building blockchain-related protocols, platforms, and products. $10 Million a Year The budget of blockchain development by major banks and financial institutions has increased by around 67 percent on average since 2017. The…

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U.K. Asks Banks to Scrutinize Cryptocurrency Businesses, Does Not Consider Asset Class as Criminal

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U.K. Asks Banks to Scrutinize Cryptocurrency Businesses, Does Not Consider Asset Class as Criminal

The CEOs of several major banks in the U.K. received a letter from the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over the potential risks when dealing with cryptocurrencies on June 11, 2018. Cryptocurrency Firms Pose Risk to Financial Framework As per details of the letter, institutional banks and financial service firms were formally notified of the implications of dealing with cryptocurrency…

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Japanese IT Giant Nomura to Become World’s First Cryptoasset Bank

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Japanese IT Giant Nomura to Become World’s First Cryptoasset Bank

The allure of cryptocurrencies is hugely lucrative to institutional investors, especially for those have primarily been holding back from making large-scale investments in digital assets due to the definite lack of security and solutions. However, several firms are sensing both demand and business opportunities, and in turn, launching their own “custody” services for institutional investors. “Komainu” On May 15, 2018,…

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IBM Trials Blockchain Powered Trade Finance Platform with International Banks

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IBM Trials Blockchain Powered Trade Finance Platform with International Banks

IBM announced that its blockchain technology-based trade finance platform, Batavia, has successfully passed its first set of live transactions on the network on April 19, 2018. The purpose of the platform is to be able to “track and trace key events in the supply chain” as well as use IoT devices to log details about the “location and condition of…

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Manager of Bank of International Settlements Adds Voice to Cryptocurrency Condemnation

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Manager of Bank of International Settlements Adds Voice to Cryptocurrency Condemnation

Economist Agustin Carstens, the general manager of the Bank of International Settlements, voiced a low opinion of cryptocurrencies in his first public speech since his appointment in December. He called on authorities to clamp down before they become further entrenched in the international financial system. Speculative Mania, not a Currency Speaking at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Carstens expressed his opinion…

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Banks Should Take it Slow and Steady in the Blockchain Race

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Banks Should Take it Slow and Steady in the Blockchain Race

Banks and financial institutions are rushing the development and implementation of blockchain technology. Some banks have entered into a blockchain patent war, obtaining as many licenses and rights to certain blockchain solutions, as covered by BTCManager in early January. However, some analysts including Steve Wilson at Constellation Research believe banks must slow down and cautiously approach the development of blockchain-based…

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