Banking

Cryptocurrencies have sparked a revolution in the banking sector.

Not only are banks adopting the blockchain, some are also developing their own cryptos.

In this section we cover banking-related topics, fintechs, central bank and state regulation and the busy intersection between legacy banking and cryptocurrencies.

JOYS: Transforming Digital Money Into Real Goods by @Gal
Joys Fintech project, the product of which is the tools for the implementation of the circulation of accounting units on the basis of a distributed ledger, as well as a payment...
MenaPay: Crypto Made Easier than Cash by @Gal
MenaPay is the first fully blockchain based payment platform which focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) primarily. It is a platform that allows transactions o...
My list of cryptocurrency friendly banks by @Gal
In this article I'd like to compile a list of cryptocurrency-friendly banks from around the world. Many financial institutions do not accept cryptocurrency-related transactions...
Bitcoin no longer a contrarian investment [February, 2018] by @Gal
Early Bitcoin investors got used to the common sense that cryptocurrencies were an alternative to the mainstream financial system. True that Satoshi's original vision, where ea...
“King of Brazilian Bitcoin” Claudio Oliveira owes investors U$ 125 million by @Gal
According to news site UOL, Claudio Oliveira, president of Brazilian Bitcoin exchange Bitcoin Banco owes U$ 125 million to 6445 investors. Known in Brazil as "the king of Bitco...
Cryptocurrencies largely snubbed at Davos 2019 – Watch the Emerging Tech talks by @Gal
Bankers are seriously worried about cryptocurrencies. The main agenda in Davos 2019 includes climate change, globalization 4.0 and social inclusion. There's one topic that few ...
Bitcoin is faster than credit cards, SWIFT and Western Union by @Gal
There's been a lot of criticism about Bitcoin on the Internet lately. Since November 2017, the unconfirmed transactions pool had been spammed by certain groups who invested hea...
Brazil’s second highest Court rules that banks can unilaterally close cryptocurrency-related accounts by @Gal
Brazil's second highest Court, STJ, has decided in favor of Ita├║ Bank in a lawsuit started against them by Mercado Bitcoin, one of Brazil's largest and oldest Bitcoin exchanges. ...
e-Franc: Is Switzerland about to release a cryptocurrency version of CHF? by @Gal
A statement by Romeo Lacher, chairman of the Six Swiss Stock Exchange, has generated much buzz in the cryptocurrency space today. Switzerland could soon adopt the e-Franc - a b...
Zimbabwe’s U$ 10k BTC exposes the inneficiency of centralized bureaucracy by @Gal
You would think a high liquidity market such as Bitcoin would present small spreads from country to country. But that's not the case at all. And it's not Bitcoin's fault. With ...