Monthly Archives: June 2021

British Bank Natwest Imposes Daily Limit on Transfers to Cryptocurrency Exchanges Over Fraud Concerns

A major British bank, Natwest, has put a limit on fund transfers to cryptocurrency exchanges over concerns of fraud and scams related to cryptocurrencies. The bank is also blocking payments to a number of cryptocurrency asset firms. Natwest says the two moves are necessary to protect customers. Natwest Places Limit on Transfers to Crypto Exchanges National Westminster Bank, commonly known as Natwest, is a major retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom. A spokesperson for the bank told Reuters Tuesday that the bank has capped the […]

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Bitcoin has failed miserably as currency, says NYU’s ‘dean of valuation’

The serial Bitcoin critic has once again dismissed BTC’s value proposition as a form of currency. Aswath Damodaran, professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business, has reiterated his criticism of Bitcoin (BTC). Appearing on episode 10 of the Moneycontrol Masterclass program, the NYU professor doubled down on his longstanding repudiation of Bitcoin as currency. According to Damodaran, Bitcoin’s limited use in microtransactions flies in the face of claims that BTC is viable as a form of money, stating: “A good currency, in my […]

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Bitcoin volatility still a concern for CEO of BNY Mellon subsidiary

Francesca Fornasari believes that Bitcoin may not be suitable for most institutional investors. Despite BNY Mellon’s entrance into Bitcoin (BTC), the CEO of one of the company’s asset management units is still sceptical about major risks associated with the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Francesca Fornasari, head of currency solutions at BNY Mellon’s subsidiary Insight Investment, believes that Bitcoin may not be suitable for most institutional investors due to extreme volatility, low liquidity, governance issues and environment-related risks. In a Tuesday Bloomberg interview, Fornasari said that Bitcoin can be more […]

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Institutional investors aren’t buying Bitcoin at 50% of all-time highs …for now

Ahead of the major GBTC unlocking event, it seems institutions and retail alike have cold feet about $34,000 Bitcoin. Institutions are holding their breath when it comes to buying more Bitcoin (BTC), even at $34,000. According to data covering BTC balances on major exchange Coinbase, little mass buying has occurred in recent weeks. Institutional demand “still low,” says analyst Despite BTC/USD trading at over 50% below its recent all-time highs, there is curiously little interest in buying up the supply for many investors. Whether retail or institutional, […]

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Decentralized Exchange Volumes Double Overnight — A Look at the Top 3 Dex Platforms in 2021

As crypto markets saw some recovery on Tuesday, decentralized finance tokens and applications have once again started swelling in value. Decentralized exchange (dex) trade volumes have increased a great deal, as daily swap volumes stemming from Ethereum-based dex applications have doubled since Monday. Pancakes, Sushi, and Unicorns Decentralized finance continues to astonish, as billions of dollars have entered this new economy during the last two years. Years ago, there were a few decentralized exchange (dex) platforms but none of them compared to the liquidity that’s provided on […]

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Australian regulators seek public input on crypto ETPs

The Australia Securities and Investments Commission has indicated that Bitcoin and Ether are the only two crypto assets likely to meet its evolving criteria for a regulated crypto ETP. The Australia Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is seeking public feedback on on crypto-asset exchange-traded products (ETPs), stating that it is aware of rising interest and demand in their launch on regulated Australian markets. In a consultation paper released June 30, the regulator said its top priority was to assess whether the “unique and ever evolving features” of crypto-asset […]

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Bank of Russia forms first digital ruble testing group

Twelve Russian banks including Sberbank, VTB and Tinkoff Bank will help the Bank of Russia test the digital ruble in January 2022. The central bank of Russia is setting up a group of banking institutions to test its central bank digital currency (CBDC) next year. On Tuesday, the Bank of Russia officially announced the establishment of the first pilot group for testing the digital ruble, bringing together 12 Russian banks. The pilot members include Russia’s largest banks like state-backed Sberbank and VTB, as well as major private banks […]

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Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party pens public digital currency initiative

Spain’s oldest active political party is reportedly looking to create a public digital currency. The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), the governing political body in Spain, is backing a new national digital currency initiative. PSOE, Spain’s oldest active party and the leading force in the Congress of Deputies, has introduced a non-law proposition to launch a national digital currency in response to the ongoing decline in cash usage, local news agency El Economista reported Monday. The party noted that the proposition comes in response to the European […]

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Compound Launches Treasury to Introduce Institutions to Defi

Compound, one of the leading defi-based protocols, is launching a new service called Treasury. Compound’s Treasury is a new product designed to help institutions enter the defi space. Launched in partnership with Circle and Fireblocks, it skips the uber astounding rates conventional defi protocols offer. However, it seeks to offer stable revenue for companies looking to get passive income from their funds in dollars. Compound to Coax Institutions With Treasury Compound Labs, the company behind the Compound defi protocol, launched Treasury, a new defi service designed for […]

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Hydropower Stations Up for Sale Amid China’s Crackdown on Crypto Mining

Small hydropower plants have been put up for sale in China as demand for their cheap energy decreases following the government’s crackdown on crypto miners. Just as with mining rigs, their prices have been going down, leaving owners with limited options to recoup their investments. Ads for Hydropower Plants Appear on Xianyu Marketplace Advertisements for small-scale hydroelectric power plants have been placed recently on the online marketplace Xianyu, the South China Morning Post reported. The ‘second-hand’ installations come with a capacity of around 50 megawatts. The number […]

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