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Turkey to ban cryptocurrency payments

A new ban in Turkey will prohibit crypto holders from using their digital assets for payments, in addition to preventing payment providers from adding funds to their digital wallets at crypto exchanges. According to a Friday announcement by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, the ban will come into effect on April 30, …

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European Investment Bank reportedly to issue bonds with blockchain tech

The European Investment Bank, an international financial institution owned by European Union member states, is reportedly exploring blockchain technology for issuing digital bonds. According to a Tuesday Bloomberg report, the EIB has hired major global banks like Goldman Sachs, Banco Santander and Societe Generale to look at a potential deal involving a euro-denominated bond issued …

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Digital yuan campaign planned for contested island in the South China Sea

South China’s Hainan Province, which administers the prefectural Sansha City on a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, will run a two-week campaign later this month to promote the use of the digital yuan among island residents. The city, established in 2012, is on the front line of disputes over territorial claims in the South China …

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JPMorgan Boss Says ‘Emerging Issues’ Like Cryptocurrencies ‘Need to Be Dealt With Quickly’

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>JPMorgan’s boss Jamie Dimon has a bone to pick with cryptocurrencies, shadow banking, and the financial technology (fintech) economy. In a letter to JPMorgan shareholders, Dimon explained that banks are “playing an increasingly smaller role in the financial system” and there’s a list of items like digital currencies he’s named that needs …

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How banks can identify money laundering involving crypto, explained

Following the money laundering red flag indicator guidelines set out by the FATF is a good place to start. Red flag indicators related to transactions can involve payments that are made in small amounts, or in repeated quantities that fall under a reporting threshold. Alarm bells can also be raised if funds are sent to …

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After breaking $100 billion TVL, DeFi is now the equivalent of a top 40 U.S. bank

According to decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem tracker DeFiLlama, early this morning the DeFi ecosystem breached $100 billion in total value locked for the first time — rising 7% from $94.7 billion yesterday to $101.33 billion at the time of publication. Aside from the psychologically significant 9th digit, the figure is notable both for the speed …

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Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra to launch stablecoin tool for banks

Indian multinational technology firm Tech Mahindra is developing a new stablecoin service targeting banks and financial institutions. The tech giant announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement with Dutch blockchain application incubator Quantoz to launch a “stablecoin-as-a-service” tool to reduce transaction costs and processing times. The new collaboration targets potential clients from the …

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Chinese Citizens Can Now Apply for the Digital Yuan Wallet Through 6 State-Owned Banks

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Following the interview with Ma Changchun, the head of the People’s Bank of China-run Digital Currency Research Institute, a recent report indicates that residents from Beijing and Shanghai can now apply for a digital yuan wallet. According to the report, six different Chinese banks will participate in the process.</strong> Beijing and Shanghai …

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Major South Korean Bank BNK Busan Plans to Offer Banking Services to Domestic Crypto Exchanges

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The South Korean crypto frenzy among the banking industry remains on fire, as another major bank is treading waters to offer banking services for crypto exchanges. The BNK Busan Bank launched a program that consists of visiting competitors’ banks that already offer it.</strong> BNK Busan Is Visting Its Competitors to Conduct the …

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Bitcoin is now ‘too important to ignore’, Deutsche Bank says

Bitcoin’s (BTC) market capitalization of $1 trillion and potential for continued growth have made the cryptocurrency “too important to ignore,” according to Deutsche Bank analysts. Deutsche Bank Research, the financial research subsidiary of global banking giant Deutsche Bank, issued a report devoted exclusively to Bitcoin, titled “The Future of Payments: Series 2 Part III. Bitcoins: …

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