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Bitcoin as the Solution to the Brewing Global Economic Crisis

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Finance, Regulation

Bitcoin as the Solution to the Brewing Global Economic Crisis

Admir Tulic, a crypto enthusiast and investor, has likened Bitcoin to a valuable cure for a global economic disease. Writing in a blog post on his Medium page, the Accept.io Content and Community Manager stead that the pioneer cryptocurrency will take on and defeat what he terms as “the massive over-indebtedness and money-printing system that leads straight to the sixth…

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PBoC’s Fintech Research arm to Expand Blockchain Operations beyond Beijing

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PBoC’s Fintech Research arm to Expand Blockchain Operations beyond Beijing

People’s Bank of China’s (PBoC) research arm, The Digital Currency Research Lab, is set to further its operations beyond the Chinese capital of Beijing. Per a report on September 4, 2018, by the local finance news daily CNStock, the research group is expanding outside Beijing in a bid to accentuate development of emerging financial technologies, including blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, among…

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Kenyan Financial Institutions Looking to Integrate Blockchain Technology

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Kenyan Financial Institutions Looking to Integrate Blockchain Technology

Several banks have adopted distributed ledger technology (DLT) across the world due to its ability to help them minimize costs and maximize profit. According to a Bloomberg report on August 22, 2018, Kenyan banks are now seeking approval from the nation’s regulators to adopt the innovation, in a bid to turn around their dwindling fortunes. Kenya Joins the DLT Bandwagon…

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Bank of Finland Advisor Calls Cryptocurrencies an “Illusion,” States Distributed Ledgers Are Irrelevant

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Bank of Finland Advisor Calls Cryptocurrencies an “Illusion,” States Distributed Ledgers Are Irrelevant

In line with strict global sentiments over cryptocurrencies, an advisor to the Bank of Finland (BoF) released a report in June 2018 titled “The Great Illusion of Cryptocurrencies,” elaborating on why cryptocurrencies are a “fallacy” and an “illusion” of money. Blockchain Payment Systems “Irrelevant” Written by BoF’s Adviser on Digitalization and Head of the Digital Central Bank, Aleksi Grym, the…

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Swiss Banking Authority Warns that Bitcoin Is Impractical and an Environmental Disaster

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Swiss Banking Authority Warns that Bitcoin Is Impractical and an Environmental Disaster

In its latest warning about the burgeoning cryptocurrency sector, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) stated on June 17, 2018, that cryptocurrencies are not scalable and “are likely to face a breakdown in trust” as the number of people using digital currencies increases. Other concerns revolve around their inherently self-limiting design flaws, and the fact that they can neither handle…

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Rural Banks in the Philippines to use ConsenSys’ Ethereum Blockchain System to Facilitate Real-time Transactions

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Rural Banks in the Philippines to use ConsenSys’ Ethereum Blockchain System to Facilitate Real-time Transactions

On May 27, 2018, ConsenSyS announced the selection of five rural banks in the crypto-friendly Philippines to try out its blockchain-based real-time payments solution. Banking the Unbanked The Union Bank of the Philippines has joined forces with the ConsenSyS blockchain startup to change the faces of five rural banks in the Mindanao region. The project dubbed “i2i,” shorthand for “island-to-island,”…

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Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in Zimbabwe Sues the Nation’s Central Bank and Wins

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Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange in Zimbabwe Sues the Nation’s Central Bank and Wins

It’s now becoming quite common for apex banks to take the law into their own hands and place blanket bans on cryptocurrencies even though they have little or no legal rights to make such drastic decisions. On May 11, 2018, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) barred citizens from owning, trading or transferring bitcoin. The country’s cryptosphere refused to go…

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Union Bank of Philippines Set to Do More with Blockchain and Bitcoin

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Union Bank of Philippines Set to Do More with Blockchain and Bitcoin

More financial institutions are warming up to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies even with the largely unregulated nature of the digital currency space. In another similar development, the UnionBank of Philippines may be looking to integrate Bitcoin mining into its operations, as the financial institution recently displayed its cryptocurrency miners at a business summit in the nation. The Philippino Bitcoin Craze…

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The UK Has the Most Crypto Exchanges, Accounts for Only One Percent of Global Trading Volume

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The UK Has the Most Crypto Exchanges, Accounts for Only One Percent of Global Trading Volume

Morgan Stanley, the investment giant, has published a report that examines the global cryptocurrency trading landscape. The report is part of the detailed research carried out by the company on the online exchange market of which has been in the midst of a resurgence since recent weeks. This revival comes after a difficult start to 2018 where regulatory crackdowns led…

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Iran Develops Own Cryptocurrency After Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Trading

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Iran Develops Own Cryptocurrency After Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Trading

Iran has developed its own blockchain-based cryptocurrency, just days after the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) banned bitcoin trading amid escalating concerns about money-laundering and bitcoin’s erratic price swings. Iran’s Bitcoin Ban Doesn’t Apply To Local Crypto Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, Iran’s information, and communications technology minister said the experimental cryptocurrency is now ready, ahead of a possible return of U.S….

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