Digital currencies

IBM launches challenge to Ripple and Swift

03/18/19

The tech company has taken World Wire, its blockchain-based cross-border payments network, live in 72 countries.

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Startup investment bank seeks to become one-stop shop for crypto

03/04/19

Fincross, based on the island of Mauritius, is launching a regulated investment bank for digital assets. It faces tough competition.

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Protecting new currency from old-school market manipulation

03/01/19

Crypto exchanges are adopting anti-fraud surveillance tools as they attempt to root out pump-and-dump schemes, insider trading and bogus orders.

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'Nice try JPM, but no cigar': Comments of the week

02/21/19

Readers weigh legislative proposals on pot banking, consider JPMorgan's new digital coin, debate the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s brokered deposit rules and more.

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How will rivals respond to JPM Coin?

02/14/19

Barclays, Bank of America, TD Bank and other banks have filed multiple blockchain patents over the years, but have yet to publicly announce their plans for the technology.

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Can JPMorgan Chase's JPM Coin knock off Ripple and Swift?

02/14/19

JPMorgan is prototyping its own digital currency to be used for cross-border payments and, later, other purposes. Will banks find this a palatable alternative to today's most well-known options?

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The case that’s challenging bitcoin’s status as payment instrument

02/12/19

Undercover cops arrested a Miami Beach man for trying to sell bitcoin for dollars. Carlton Fields attorney Matthew Kohen explains what the case means to banks.

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House passes bills to tackle illicit use of virtual currencies

01/29/19

The bipartisan legislation would establish a task force to study how bad actors exploit new technologies and reward tips that lead to criminal convictions, among other things.

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Fintechs may finally win charter chase in 2019

01/09/19

Whether it's the OCC's special-purpose charter, ILCs or some other option, observers see fintechs being able to obtain banking powers.

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Could Ripple's XRP replace correspondent banks? This bank says yes

01/08/19

Despite controversy surrounding Ripple’s digital token, one bank is pushing forward to use it in cross-border payments.

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