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69-Year Old Israeli Lady Turned a $3K Bitcoin Investment to $320K: Now the Bank Refuses to Deposit

The Israeli pensioner Esther Freeman has reportedly turned an ILS 10,000 Bitcoin investment, worth roughly $3K at that time, into ILS 1,000,000 (~$324K) in eight years. However, Hapoalim Bank – one of the largest in the country – denied accepting the profits as the initial investment source might have had a connection to illegal financial operations. Cash Is The Problem In 2013 a 69-year old retired citizen of Israel, Esther Freeman, decided to enter the cryptocurrency market...

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Israel to Apply Anti-Terror Banking Rules to Cryptocurrencies: Report

Israel’s Authority for Combating Terror Financing and Money Laundering will reportedly impose new regulations on various digital financial products, with cryptocurrencies being some of them. The government unit raised hopes that the legislation will diminish crypto’s use in criminal activities and grant more support to the local investors. Clear Standards for Crypto A recent report by the Jerusalem Post reads that Israel intends to increase the clarity in the digital asset...

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Financial Services Giant ING Is Working On A Defi Lending Project

ING – the Dutch multinational banking corporation – has begun collaborating with the Netherlands’ financial authority on utilizing decentralized finance. The Bank’s Defi Project Annerie Vreugdenhil – ING’s Chief Innovation Officer – said as much at the Singapore Fintech Festival earlier today. Speaking in a panel discussion, the CIO complimented Singapore’s welcoming regulatory environment. As reported last week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore has no plans on banning...

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Singapore’s Central Bank Chairman Shows Openness to Stablecoins 

Bankers and government officials around the world are proving more welcoming to crypto than ever before. Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Singapore’s Central Bank Chairman – recently stated that cryptocurrency has a place in the country’s financial sector. All it needs are some regulations around illicit finance. A Place For Stablecoins The chairman showed his support at the Asia Financial Markets Forum on Wednesday. He said that the technology’s financial use-cases could extend...

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FDIC Chair: US Regulators Work on Rules How Banks Can Hold Cryptocurrencies

The United States will aim for clear regulatory rules to enable banks and their customers to hold and operate with cryptocurrencies, said the FDIC chair, Jelena McWilliams. As such, the positive developments coming from the world’s largest economy continue as the nation recently had its first Bitcoin Futures ETF. US Banks to Hold Crypto? Up until a year ago, banks and cryptocurrencies were two mutually exclusive terms as the former refused to acknowledge even the mere...

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eNaira, Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Debuts Today

While the talks of central bank digital currencies have been on the table for a few years now, few countries actually took the steps to issue one. Nigeria, in turn, following extensive research and development, is finally ready to unveil the eNaira. ‘Same Naira, More Possibilities’ In a press release syndicated through mass media but issued on the official website of Nigeria’s Central Bank, the Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi, revealed that the eNaira...

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I Feel Underinvested in Bitcoin: PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Says

The German-American billionaire entrepreneur – Peter Thiel – praised bitcoin’s recent surge to an all-time high price. According to him, this rise shows that the major financial institutions are struggling to cope with the current economic situation. Underinvested in Bitcoin Peter Thiel – Co-Founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies – has been a long-standing cryptocurrency advocate, with bitcoin being his most preferable digital asset. In a recent appearance in Miami, he...

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Still Thinks Bitcoin is Worthless —But His Clients Disagree

Bitcoin’s impressive performance has shut the mouths of several skeptics who have had to acknowledge that -at least since the last few years- there is some merit in investing in this cryptocurrency. Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is NOT in this group. The well-known businessman has again doubled down on his views on Bitcoin, asserting that from his perspective, the cryptocurrency lacks any intrinsic value, and he does not advise taking it as a serious investment. The CEO...

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Crypto Exchanges Are Beginning to Open Physical Branches, and the Idea Is Brilliant

Crypto exchanges, up to this point, have largely been online. While prior to the COVID pandemic many had customer service teams you could call and speak to on the phone or through email, it seems as of late that it’s very difficult to get assistance from anyone, as many of these firms have ultimately done away with their call centers, and customers have complained left and right about how hard it is to get answers from an actual person. You Can Now Visit Certain Crypto...

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Arab Bank Switzerland Enables Tezos Staking, Trading, and Storing as XTZ Charted New ATH

Arab Bank Switzerland will enable its institutional clients to store, stake, and trade XTZ – the native cryptocurrency of the popular blockchain project Tezos. This announcement comes amid the token’s recent price surge, which led it to a new all-time high. The press release seen by CryptoPotato reads that the banking organization, founded in 1962, has selected Tezos to develop a new set of “innovative and compliant” on-chain digital financial products. The private bank will...

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