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Crypto Exposure Protocols on the Agenda for Global Banking Regulator

The global banking body is seeking stakeholder opinions on the best course of action on the issue of banks interacting with crypto assets. From central banks and other regulators to intergovernmental working bodies, legacy finance gatekeepers seem to be paying greater attention to the emerging cryptocurrency market. Public Consultation on Crypto Assets According to a communique issued by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) on Monday (June 7, 2021), the Basel...

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Bitcoin Is Too Big to Escape Regulations, Says the Governor of Sweden’s Central Bank

Bitcoin has become too big of an asset to escape regulatory frameworks, argued the governor of Sweden’s central bank – Stefan Ingves. At the same time, the nation’s finance minister confirmed that the country is already looking into implementing tighter rules around cryptocurrency exchanges. BTC: Too Big Not to Be Regulated During a recent speech cited by Bloomberg, Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves joined the trend of central bankers commenting on bitcoin amid its recent...

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BNY Mellon Launches Crypto Custody Services in Ireland as Central Bank Raises Concerns

America’s oldest bank, BNY Mellon, continues with its cryptocurrency endeavors by planning to release custodial services in Ireland through its local branch. At the same time, the country’s central bank outlined “great concerns” related to the popularity rise of bitcoin and other digital assets. BNY Mellon Launches Crypto Custody in Ireland The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, known simply as BNY Mellon, is America’s oldest banking organization. Since the start of the...

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One of Belgium’s Largest Banks Could be Considering Launching a Token, Reports

KBC, one of the largest insurance and banking companies in Belgium, announced its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, slightly changing its approach to digital assets. KBC Coin, the bank’s native cryptocurrency, would be a kind of reward token that would allow the bank to develop interaction strategies with its customers, promote its platform, and compel users to adopt its services. KBC Coin Is Almost Ready The bank shared the announcement during the presentation of the...

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Banks Seem To Have Different Opinions on Bitcoin

As the bitcoin space continues to grow, major banks and financial institutions around the world are completely confused about what to make of it and what their next steps should be. Banks Don’t Know What To Make of Bitcoin The idea up to this point is that banks are not entirely fearless of bitcoin. They know that it is a growing asset despite the problem that it has sunk in price greatly over the past few weeks. This has not deterred people from investing in BTC and...

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Bitcoin Is Speculative Fad, Says The Government of Denmark’s Central Bank

The substantial growth of the cryptocurrency sector in the past year has caught the eye of central bankers. The latest to opine on the matter and, somewhat expectedly, to dismiss the industry’s chances of actually disrupting the centuries-old financial space was the governor of Denmark’s central bank. Crypto Is Speculative Fad During a recent interview with Bloomberg, Lars Rohde, the governor of Danmarks Nationalbank, took a few stabs at the cryptocurrency sector. Despite...

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Huw van Steenis: Banks Aren’t Afraid of Crypto; They Just Want to Overpower It

Up to this point, the hidden narrative is that central banks are somehow threatened by bitcoin… That they are fearful of it, and that they will do all in their power to somehow keep it from spreading or reaching the top of the financial ladder. However, according to Huw van Steenis – a former top advisor to the Bank of England – this is not quite true. Huw vann Steenis: We’ve Got the Wrong Idea About Crypto and Banks Huw van Steenis presently works as a senior advisor to...

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We’re Not Into Bitcoin, Says CEO of Giant EU Bank HSBC

HSBC reaffirmed that it has no intentions to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk or offer Bitcoin as an investment option to its clients. According to the institution, the digital asset is too volatile and lacks transparency. ‘We Are Not into Bitcoin’ The current crypto market situation continues to be highly unstable, mainly fueled by China’s intentions to crack down on mining and trading with the primary digital asset. As such, it comes as no surprise that another major...

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Wells Fargo to Onboard a Crypto Strategy for Instituional Clients in June

The investment department of the large multinational financial service organization, Wells Fargo, is looking into offering cryptocurrency products to its institutional clients. A senior executive outlined the innovation in a recent interview and called bitcoin “a nice diversifier.” Wells Fargo Getting on the BTC Wagon? In a recent interview with BusinessInsider, Darrell Cronk, president of the Wells Fargo Investment Institute (WFII), highlighted the bank’s recent...

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US Investment Bank Cowen to Offer Crypto Custody Services

American multinational investment bank Cowen Inc. will join some Wall Street organizations after announcing plans to hold digital assets for hedge funds and asset managers. The firm partnered up with Standard Custody & Trust Co. to provide ”institutional-grade” custody services for cryptocurrencies. The Demand Is Here The recent rally of most crypto assets has caught the attention of many investors and capital holders. Following the increased demand, the US investment...

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