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At Least 19 Central Banks Give Way to Monetary Easing As Economy Slows

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>In a coordinated fashion, more than 18 central banks worldwide have or plan to cut interest rates, sparking a domino effect of monetary easing. It’s been 10 years since the world has seen central planners orchestrate such harmonization in an attempt to save the economy from a deep recession.</strong> Also Read: Money …

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Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted China

</header> <strong>Crypto is not illegal in China, but it is illegal for banks and financial institutions to deal in crypto. It’s also illegal to send or receive over $50,000 in fiat money without government permission. Restrictive banking regulations, international trade wars, and a surveillance state in the midst of political unrest mean that transferring money …

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Big Banks Won’t Touch Crypto Clients – But These Smaller Banks Will

</header> <strong>Cryptocurrencies undoubtedly bring new business opportunities. The expanding industry around digital assets and its customers need more and more services that traditional sectors can provide. Banking is often a bottleneck in the crypto space as most traditional institutions are still reluctant to get their feet wet. Smaller banks, however, are more willing to occupy …

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Alfa-Bank Launches Bank-as-a-Service Platform on Waves Blockchain

Alfa-Bank and X5 Retail Group partnered to launch a blockchain liquidity management service in Russia. According to a press release published by the bank on Sept. 12, the service — dubbed Distributed Treasury and Cash Management (DTCM) — enables Alfa-Bank’s corporate clients to manage their payments, loan and deposit products, as well as liquidity pool …

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Greta Thunberg Joins Satoshi in Questioning Bank Bailouts

</header> <strong>Saving planet Earth is a noble goal with many different dimensions. Climate change needs to be addressed vigorously as our world warms up faster than ever. Economic development needs a higher degree of financial freedom to provide everyone access to opportunities and wealth. A teenager from Scandinavia, dubbed a “next generation leader,” has once …

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BitMEX Operator HDR Global Hires Former BNP Paribas Exec

BitMEX parent firm HDR Global Trading has hired a former executive of French banking group BNP Paribas as the group’s general counsel. 28 years of legal expertise Derek Gobel, who served at BNP Paribas for more than 19 years, will now oversee HDR Global’s legal function and help the company move forward in a constantly …

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Crypto Banking Expands With Positive Interest Rates and New Services

</header> <strong>Banking, in the traditional sense of the term, has become a financial burden for account holders in regions where the era of subzero interest rates has already set in. European nations like Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Eurozone countries have been in negative territory for some time, and banks there have started passing the burden …

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Norwegian Bank Invests in Crypto Exchange Founded By Airline Magnate

A Norwegian savings bank dating back to the mid-1800s has just invested in a cryptocurrency exchange set up by local business magnate Bjørn Kjos. In a press release posted on the Oslo Stock Exchange, Sparebanken Øst said it had taken a 16.3 percent stake in Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) for 15 million Norwegian krone (around $1.638 million). NBX was revealed to …

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Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Aug. 24–31 in Review

The German-speaking world continues to keep up a fast pace in regard to cryptocurrencies and blockchain implementation. Among other stories during the past week: the Cabinet of Germany and Deutsche Bundesbank are working closely on issues related to central bank digital currencies, the Swiss Federal Council expressed its official opinion on Facebook’s Libra, Bitwala launched …

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Why the Birth of Bitcoin Can Be Traced Back to 1971

</header> <strong>The world economy is a complex system that has undergone many different phases in the past century. As strange as it may sound today, there have been times when banking crises were rare, pay was rising alongside productivity, and the U.S. dollar would buy a certain amount of pure gold. Despite its obvious successes …

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