• JPMorgan Chase banks Coinbase Gemini
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Major bank haul: Coinbase, Gemini break into JPMorgan Chase

    By taking on the regulator-friendly Coinbase and Gemini as clients, JPMorgan Chase has become the first large bank to knowingly agree to do business with cryptocurrency exchanges in years.

    Two major U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges known for aggressively seeking regulatory approval, Coinbase and Gemini, have been accepted as JPMorgan Chase customers, breaking through an important glass ceiling in the financial industry.

  • KPMG Pulse Fintech blockchain 2019
    Cryptocurrencies

    KPMG: Fintech boom but blockchain bust in 2019

    Despite 30% fewer deals than 2018, the auditing and advisory firm predicts blockchain will ‘remain robust well into 2020’

    Despite an overall blockbuster year for Fintech, there was a blockchain bust, with investment falling substantially in 2019, according to KPMG. Global private investment in blockchain and cryptocurrency dropped from $6.3 billion in 2018 to $4.7 billion last year.

  • Meltem Demirors of CoinShares interviewed by RealVision, October, 2019 (screenshot).
    Bitcoin,  Innovators,  Opinion

    Meltem Demirors questions Wall Street’s involvement in crypto

    But is it really such a bad thing?

    The union of cryptocurrency and Wall Street is much like a Medieval arranged marriage: A little bit of wealth is at stake but everyone seems miserable and most people involved are in need of a bath. Few are as upset about the whole thing as those who are involved in crypto for ideological reasons—or, at least, those who say they are.

  • The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) building in Basel Switzerland sure doesn't look like a dreary place to work every day, right? (Photo by Mario Botta via Wiki commons).
    Libra,  Regulation

    Libra Association and major banks grilled on stablecoins

    Stablecoin creator JPMorgan and a consortium of major financial institutions aiming to launch its own payment coin face the Bank for International Settlements

    Facebook once again defended its Libra cryptocurrency, this time in front of a group of central bankers at a conference on the regulation of stablecoins held in Switzerland on September 16.

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