Tag: Legacy Banking

News, updates and opinions on changes and challenges that the cryptocurrency and blockchain bring to “standard” banking and its products. Coverage of competition between blockchain companies and legacy banks.

Bank of International settlements in Switzerland

Bank of International Settlements Requesting Feedback for Crypto Regulation

The Bank of International Settlements, an international body owned by 60 worldwide central banks, published a discussion paper on treatment of crypto assets. The...
Federal Reserve debt

US Debt May Be a Bubble, Is That Good for Crypto?

On November 27, John P. Hussman, an American stock analyst and former Professor of Economics and International Finance at the University of Michigan, pointed...
One Fifth Of All Bitcoin Nodes Are Run From Germany

German Bill Encouraging Crypto Adoption Passes Bundesrat

Starting from 2020, German banks should be able to provide sale and custody services for cryptocurrencies. This is the result of a bill approved...
Crypto Valley in Zug Switzerland is home to some of the world's most famous blockchain companies and the Ethereum Foundation

Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Launches With Support for BTC, ETH, XLM, LTC and ETC

Swiss-based crypto bank SEBA is now open for business. After receiving a license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority in August this year,...
European Central Bank digital currency

Libra Under Threat as European Central Bank Confirms Move Toward a Digital Currency

The European Central Bank could be inching toward creating a digital currency for the continent. Attitudes about cryptocurrencies appear to be shifting in Europe...
Crypto's Biggest Challenge Permissioned Digital Currencies

Crypto’s Biggest Challenge: Permissioned Digital Currencies

In a pattern similar to the five stages of grief, cryptocurrencies appear to be going through the 'five stages of acceptance' in mainstream society....
Zero Interest Rates Will We Tolerate Bank Bailouts Or Adopt Crypto

Zero Interest Rates: Will The Public Tolerate Bank Bailouts Or Adopt Crypto?

Banks in Europe are facing an existential threat that could soon spread to the U.S., particularly if Donald Trump gropes his way toward zero...
Winds Of Change Clean Energy Policy And Crypto Adoption Find Common Enemies

Winds Of Change: Clean Energy Policy And Crypto Adoption Find Common Enemies

Entrenched interests stand to lose out should cryptocurrency find a foothold in consumer transactions and cross-border payments. SWIFT processed over $300bn worth of transactions...
Fed Market Manipulations Prove The Financial System Need For Decentralization

Fed Market Manipulations Prove The Financial System’s Need For Decentralization

Over the last few weeks, the U.S. Federal Reserve has enacted policies that will have critical repercussions for the economy. These maneuvers cast a...
Fintech Companies Tackle Financial Inclusion Banks Fall Further Behind

Fintech Companies Tackle Financial Inclusion: Banks Fall Further Behind

Financial inclusion has always been one of the benefits of cryptocurrencies, promising to serve the unbanked and underbanked, those ignored by legacy institutions in...

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