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Mega banks rack up penalties from illegal activities

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Monday, 28 December, 2020 at 07:49 GMT
Top U.S. banks have racked up almost $200 billion in fines and penalties over the past 20 years from illegal activities in 395 major legal cases. Bank of America tops the list, followed by JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo, according to a new report, which also covers Morgan...
Why exactly does the world need a smart banknote

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Friday, 25 December, 2020 at 15:29 GMT
We are heading for a cashless world. At some point, we will say goodbye to all those pieces of paper and polymer and switch to an electronic alternative. The only problem with these statements is that people have been saying them since the late 1960s. ...
Drug gangs in latin america are using bitcoin to avoid detection

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Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 at 12:58 GMT
Bad actors in Latin American countries are using digital currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) to evade or conceal their illegal activities. Especially in Mexico, the local authorities informed that criminal syndicates in the country are increasingly adopting digital currencies to...
Us occ seeks to ban discriminatory practices against crypto businesses

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Saturday, 21 November, 2020 at 07:20 GMT
The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a regulatory proposal that seeks to ensure that crypto businesses enjoy the same facilities when it comes to having a bank account as any other legitimate endeavors. The OCC wants to end the silent discrimination against...
Bitstamp seeks to subpoena two us banks in the payment lawsuit

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Friday, 20 November, 2020 at 08:20 GMT
The crypto exchange giant Bitstamp is seeking to subpoena two U.S. banks as part of its legal battle against one of its payment processors. The crypto exchange filed an application with a New York court seeking to subpoena Citibank and Bank of America to produce documents for use...
Canada revenue agency wants data on all coinsquare users

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Sunday, 8 November, 2020 at 20:26 GMT
Canada’s tax authority is reportedly asking a federal court to force cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare to hand over information and certain documents on all of its users since the beginning of 2013. The Canadian crypto exchange has over 200,000 users. ...
What you need to know about crypto arbitrage trading

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Monday, 2 November, 2020 at 17:25 GMT
Do you think that one day cryptocurrency will be able to completely replace regular money? Well, it sounds like a plausible scenario. Although even if it happens, it won’t be tomorrow or next week for sure. Nevertheless, it’s better to be quick on the uptake and learn in...
Best hardware wallets where you can store your cryptos

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Monday, 26 October, 2020 at 20:10 GMT
In 2016, the world understood that there is great potential in investing in Bitcoin (BTC). This is why a fair number of people have not traded it since then. After the annual halving, it is highly likely for Bitcoin price to surge. Apart from this, not a small amount of people...
How the centralized world is meeting the decentralized future

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Monday, 19 October, 2020 at 09:33 GMT
DeFi has unquestionably become the latest allure of the crypto world. These innovative financial products powered by smart contracts have effectively removed the middleman (traditional banks) from the borrowing-lending equation and created a truly permission-less economy. By...
Major factors that positively influenced the price of bitcoin

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Thursday, 15 October, 2020 at 04:16 GMT
Bitcoin is a digital currency that is extensively used as a medium of exchange from person-to-person. After its invention, people were not so impressed, and therefore no one invested in bitcoins. People used to buy commodities with bitcoins, and a person even bought pizzas with...

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