Friday, August 23, 2019

Swiss Private Bank Says 400 New Clients Demanding Crypto Products

Swiss private bank Maerki Baumann has had a deluge of over 400 new clients wanting to tap its future blockchain offerings since it revealed its…

Nonprofit Launches Blockchain Platform for Credit History in Sierra Leone

Nonprofit organization Kiva along with the government of Sierra Leone have launched a country-wide blockchain solution for credit history. San Francisco-based nonprofit Kiva, a company…

Australia’s Biggest Bank Says Its ‘BioTokens’ Can Help the Environment

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is working on a token and a blockchain trading platform meant to facilitate investments in sustainable development. The Commonwealth Bank…

Facebook-owned WhatsApp Looks to Launch Digital Payments in Indonesia

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is in early talks with local firms to launch digital payments service in Indonesia. Facebook-owned messaging service, WhatsApp, is purportedly in preliminary talks…

Report: Israeli Bitcoiners Petition Banks to Disclose Crypto Policies

A cryptocurrency nonprofit is filing a court petition for Israeli banks to provide regulatory clarity on their crypto policies. The Israel Bitcoin Association, a nonprofit…

Germany Grants BaFin License to Financial Firm for STO Platform

German regulator BaFin greenlights Black Manta Capital Partners to use its STO platform in the country. Luxembourg-registered financial firm Black Manta Capital Partners has received…

Santander Expanding Ripple-Powered Payments After Volume Triples

Santander to allow clients in Latin American countries to send money to the U.S. for free through tech developed by Ripple. Spanish banking giant Santander…

World Bank Raises $33M Via Blockchain for Its Kangaroo Bond

The World Bank used a blockchain to raise over $33 million for its Kangaroo bond. The World Bank raised over $33 million for its Kangaroo…

Singapore Crypto Association Launches Code of Practice

The Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups, Singapore, has developed a Code of Practice in partnership with multinational law firm Linklaters. The Association of Cryptocurrency…

Coinbase and Barclays Part Ways, Will UK Users Be Affected?

Barclays halts business with Coinbase as exchange needs an innovative bank to tailor to its AML and KYC needs, but will U.K. customers be better…
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