Home Tags Banks

Tag: banks

Overstock Subsidiary and Tokenization Firm tZERO Announces New Management

News The blockchain-based subsidiary of retail giant Overstock, tZERO, has appointed three new managers. The company announced the new hires in a press release on July 17. According to the announcement, new appointees Brooke Navarro, Michael Mougias and Alexandra Sotiropoulos have been official ma..

Share Internet Data Launches Banking App in Tandem With LDJ Capital

News Internet crowdsourcing company Share Internet Data Ltd (SID) has partnered with private equity firm LDJ Capital to launch a blockchain-based digital banking solution. The new digital banking app is called LDJ Digital, according to a press release on July 16. According to the announcement, LDG..

Post-Hearing: Ranking Senate Committee Members Discuss Regulations

News United States Senators Mike Crapo and Sherrod Brown, respectively the Senate Banking Committee chair and ranking member, shared their views on crypto regulations. Both appear to want comprehensive policy for big tech companies. The senators made their remarks while speaking with the press fol..

IMF: Network Effects Could Spark Blaze of Digital Money Adoption

News The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has argued that network effects could spark the blaze for the mass adoption of new digital monies. In a fresh report published on July 15, the IMF aims to create a conceptual framework for categorizing new digital monies such as Facebook’s Libra and stabl..

Bitcoin Suisse Applies for a Banking License in Switzerland

News Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has applied for banking and securities dealer licenses from Switzerland’s finance regulator, the company confirmed in a press release on July 16. Bitcoin Suisse, which forms part of the country’s Crypto Valley Association, said it had submitted requests to ..

South Korea’s Biggest Credit Card Patents Blockchain Payments System

News South Korea’s leading credit card firm Shinhan Card has been granted a patent for a blockchain payments system, English-language local media The Korea Times reports on July 15. Per the report, with the newly patented technology the company has established a blockchain-powered credit transacti..

Wells Fargo Won’t Allow Customers To Buy Bitcoin

Wells Fargo, a huge traditional bank founded in 1852 to provide banking services, and mail delivery through the Pony Express, has recently come out stating that it does not allow its customers to purchase Bitcoin with their own funds. Wells Fargo ‘Does Not Allow Transactions Involving Cryptocurrenc..

Brazilian State Launches Blockchain Platform for Government Contract Bids

News In Brazil, the state of Bahia has launched a blockchain application to track the process of public bidding on government contracts, according to a report by Cointelegraph Brazil on July 12. The blockchain-based solution, called Online Bid Solution (SOL) was reportedly developed by Cayenne Tec..

Prasos Secures Payment Institution License From Finnish Watchdog

News Finland-based cryptocurrency firm Prasos has secured a payment institution license via the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FFSA). The news comes by way of an official announcement via its crypto exchange website on July 12. According to the announcement, Prasos is now the third crypt..

Bank of English Governor on Libra as a Solution to Financial Problems

News Bank of England governor Mark Carney said that people need to acknowledge the issues Facebook is attempting to solve with Libra, regardless of the project’s potential downsides. Carney delivered his remarks at the Financial Stability Report press conference as seen on the Bank of England’s Yo..