Huobi Opens First Russian Office in Partnership with State Bank’s Digital Tech Center Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has officially launched its first branch in Russia on Thursday, Dec. 6, according to a press release shared…

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Four European banks, including Commerzbank and ING, have settled a live commercial paper transaction worth €100,000 on R3’s Corda blockchain. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/4-banks-complete-e100k-commercial-paper-transaction-on-r3s-corda.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/…

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State Street bank says there’s no sense of urgency yet from clients for it to move into safeguarding crypto assets. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-custody-state-street-is-waiting-on-a-client-shift-exec-says.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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BBVA and Santander Join EU Joint Blockchain Platform Set to Launch in 2019 Banking groups BBVA and Banco Santander have joined the E.U. International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), Spanish economic newspaper Expansion writes Nov. 20. The…

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Nine Japanese banks are teaming up to trial a blockchain-based inter-bank settlement system using Fujitsu technology. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/nine-japanese-banks-to-trial-blockchain-settlement-using-fujitsu-tech/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for all Crypto…

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During Ripple’s annual Swell conference, CEO Brad Garlinghouse announced three firms that will use XRP in commercial cross-border payments. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-event-reveal-3-companies-are-now-using-xrp-for-real-payments/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today…

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‘Extremely Difficult’ Conditions: India’s Zebpay Shutters Crypto Exchange Over Central Bank Ban Major Indian cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay announced it had stopped all trading due to the country’s banking ban. The official announcement was published Thursday, September…

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Russian Raiffeisen Bank Branch Issues Digital Mortgage Using Blockchain A Russian subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International has issued an electronic mortgage using local blockchain platform Masterchain, local business newspaper Kommersant reports Monday,…

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Major Thai Bank to Test Visa Blockchain Solution for Cross-Border Payments Thailand’s fourth largest bank, Kasikornbank, has recently joined the blockchain-based Visa B2B Connect program for cross-border payments, local newspaper The Nation reported Thursday, September…

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Reuters: Brazil’s Antitrust Agency Launches Probe Into Major Banks Regarding Crypto Trade Brazil’s antitrust regulator is reportedly inspecting six major national banks for alleged monopolistic practices in the crypto space, Reuters reports September 18.…

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Coinbase Expands UK Offering With Four GBP Altcoin Pairs U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will open trading of four more cryptocurrencies for U.K.pound sterling (GBP) Friday, a blog post confirmed Wednesday, September 5. Following a deal with UK bank Barclays to open access…

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Investment bank Goldman Sachs has reportedly dropped plans to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk, for now at least. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/goldman-sachs-said-to-have-sidelined-plans-for-crypto-trading-desk/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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Deutsche Bank Institutional Trader Joins Japanese Crypto Startup A former Deutsche Bank trader has joined Japanese crypto exchange-startup FXcoin Ltd., Bloomberg reports September 3. According to the announcement, Yasuo Matsuda, an institutional trader…

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Fifth Largest Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reopen Account Registrations, Media Report Bithumb, one of the largest South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges, will open up account registrations after a month-long freeze, local media outlet…

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Liechtenstein Bank Issues Own Crypto Stable Coin, Aims to Become ‘Blockchain Investment Bank’ Liechtenstein bank Union Bank AG announced it was issuing its own security tokens and in-house cryptocurrency backed by fiat in…

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Binance is reportedly among a number of investors backing a decentralized, blockchain-based bank to be launched in Malta. This article is originally written and posted on https://www.coindesk.com/binance-exchange-backs-first-ever-decentralized-bank-in-malta/.  Visit https://www.coindesk.com/ today for…

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IBM-Powered Blockchain Platform Completes First Live Trades Via Five Major Banks European blockchain trading platform we.trade confirmed it had completed its first live operations today, July 3, involving twenty companies and five major banks.…

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