Financial Institutions

World’s Largest Banks Losing Stock Value During Weeks Marked by Pandemic

</header> <strong>The spreading coronavirus infection is taking a toll on the global economy and traditional financial institutions are already hurting. The world’s largest banks have seen their stocks losing value over the past weeks and months while facing cash withdrawal pressure and preparing to deal with a shrinking asset base. </strong> Also read: US Cash …

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#NotDying4WallStreet – Twitter Trends Show People Are Fed Up With Wall Street, Banks and Oligarchs

</header> <span><strong>As the coronavirus outbreak causes havoc to the world economy, the U.S. is trying to prepare for the onslaught of new cases. U.S. politicians crafted shelter-in-place orders in various states and shut down a decent fraction of American industries. Now politicians are penning an enormous bailout package and American citizens are fighting about whether …

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Coronavirus Bailouts: US Banking Watchdogs Waive Hundreds of Regulations, Red Tape, Financial Oversight

</header> <strong>In 2019, cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses saw more regulation than any year prior. G20 finance ministers, central bank governors, and regulators cracked down hard on the bitcoin industry. However, during the covid-19 scare, U.S. authorities have been dropping regulations on a whim, making it easier on the financial sector. On March 22, the Federal …

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Bitcoin Is Financial Instrument, Clarifies Germany, Crypto Custodians Qualify as Financial Institutions

</header> <strong>The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany, Bafin, has issued guidance to clarify the status of cryptocurrencies and the regulations that apply to related business activities. The recommendations are based on the country’s current legislation, taking into account the latest changes. </strong> Also read: Turkey to Inspect Cryptocurrency Exchanges as Part of Government Offensive …

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In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix

</header> <strong>Banco Central do Brasil has started testing a new payment network with the promise to offer Brazilians near instant transactions and many new services. Portrayed as a response to Bitcoin, the Pix system will be mandatory for major financial institutions to ensure wide coverage. The project aims to limit the use of paper money …

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Deutsche Bank Reports €5.3 Billion in Net Loss for 2019 as It Counts the Cost of Restructuring

</header> <strong>A year of reorganization has left its mark on Germany’s leading financial institution. Deutsche Bank revealed this week it suffered significant losses in the last quarter and all of 2019. The banking giant claims that the damage is “entirely driven by transformation-related effects” such as compensation for sacked employees and devalued assets. </strong> Also …

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Close to 14,000 Google Scholar Articles Mentioned Bitcoin in 2019

</header> <strong>On January 3, 2020, the Bitcoin network officially turns 11 and the technology has transformed the lives of many. Since blockchain’s inception, scholars and economists have rigorously studied and written thousands of academic papers covering the subject. In 2019, there were more than 13,700 academic papers and Google Scholar articles published that mention the …

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Ciphertrace Says Banks Unknowingly Process $2 Billion in Crypto per Year

</header> <strong>According to the blockchain analysis firm Ciphertrace, major U.S. banks process roughly $2 billion in digital currency transactions that go undetected every year. Ciphertrace disclosed a slew of financial institutions have not deployed the right KYC/AML infrastructure to detect unregistered cryptocurrency transfers.</strong> Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines …

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Bankers Start to Recognize Bitcoin’s Role in Financial Evolution

</header> <strong>Digitization, disruption, blockchain, and frictionless payments. It’s amazing how prominent figures from the financial elite can provide a pretty detailed description of decentralized money without uttering “bitcoin” or “crypto.” But the fact of the matter is that clever businessmen in any industry, banking is no exception, would quickly spot emerging competition, analyze its strengths, …

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McAfee Hints Institutional Money Won’t Bring Bitcoin Revolution

</header> <strong>In a tweet posted Monday, September 23, Libertarian presidential candidate and crypto rebel John McAfee wrote: “BAKKT goes live today. It is institutionalized and monitored … if you are “initiated” into crypto, then you certainly won’t use it and will spend time luring the new users into the Unlimited Crypto World.” The maverick anti-politician …

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