Card issuer Mastercard is feeling the sting from a decision by top US banks to ban credit card transactions for cryptocurrencies. Cross-border volume growth is on a downward trend, as evidenced by a 19% increase last month compared to 21% for all of the first quarter, according to the company’s earnings results. Continue reading Crypto Purchase Ban Hits MasterCard Earnings
For a bank that has distanced itself from cryptocurrencies, JPMorgan is sure fond of the blockchain.
The biggest US bank based on assets joined forces with the National Bank of Canada, among others, to develop an application based on its Quorum technology for debt issuance on the blockchain (corporate bonds, Treasury bonds, etc.) The test involved the issuance of $150 million of a one-year floating rate Yankee CD alongside a “simulation” of the issuance on the blockchain, according to the announcement. JPMorgan acted as the sole dealer. Continue reading JPMorgan Tests the Waters for Debt Issuance on a Blockchain
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies cannot replace the U.S. dollar because they fail the basic test of what a currency should be. That’s what John Williams, the incoming head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, insists. Continue reading Bitcoin Isn’t Currency, Can’t Replace Dollar
Since 2013, the RBI has been issuing cautionary advice in the public interest. However, a sense of relief was embedded in all the cautions for the investors that, if at all, the hammer of Government will only fall on the miscreants who will flout the law of the land. Continue reading India’s Supreme Court Urged to Rule on Cryptocurrencies
The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be publishing a review of cryptocurrencies this year in conjunction with the Treasury of the UK and the Bank of England (BoE), according to the FCA’s business plan for 2018/2019. Continue reading UK Financial Regulator To Release Crypto Review This Year