Blockchain 

Ripple Signs Major Agreement with Major National Bank

In 2019, XRP did not have a particularly great year despite the bull run in many cryptocurrencies, and much of the blame for this was laid at the door of Ripple. However, the company has made a range of important deals in recent times, and it signed another one on Tuesday. Ripple for Remittances The company signed an agreement with another big-ticket customer, and this time it is the National Bank of Egypt. The San Francisco-based blockchain company holds the highest number of XRP tokens, and many have blamed its…

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Cryptocurrency 

Crypto Capital Co-Founder Rejects Plea Deal in Shadow Bank Case

Crypto Capital co-founder Reginald Fowler has rejected a plea deal with the US government in an ongoing case in which he is accused of operating a “shadow bank” for several crypto exchanges. Fowler was indicted in April 2019, along with Israeli national Ravid Yosef, for allegedly running a shadow bank for several cryptocurrency firms, including Bitfinex and Tether, which are currently embroiled in a separate case in which they are accused of creating “the largest bubble in human history.” According to a letter submitted by the prosecution on January 31, the…

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Ethereum 

Bank of England is Planing to Adopt Digital Currency

It seems like the banking industry is slowly adopting cryptocurrencies. A group of central banks has come together to assess the potential pitfalls of relying on digital currency, and one of them is the Bank of England. Central Banks Considering Idea of a Central Bank Digital Currency The Bank of England is examining how it can adopt Bitcoin, and a delegation will be meeting other officials from various banks to review this. They will be meeting the European Central Bank, Swiss National Bank, Bank of International Settlements, the Bank of…

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Blockchain 

uBUCK Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Deltec Bank & Trust

LiteLink Technologies Inc. (CSE:LLT) (OTC:LLNKF) and its subsidiary uBUCK Technologies announced some exciting news this week that will offer the digital wallet and payment platform a major edge on its competition. uBUCK announced that it has signed an alliance agreement to form a strategic commercial relationship with Deltec Bank & Trust, a diversified independent financial institution that is based in The Bahamas. Deltec, which provides a range of private banking expertise, corporate and merchant banking capabilities, digital asset financial services, fund administration, investment management, and insurance solutions to its global clients, will…

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Blockchain 

uBUCK Signs Agreement for Strategic Commercial Relationship with Deltec Bank And Trust Limited

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B), a key player in logistics platforms and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary uBUCK Technologies SEZC (“uBUCK” or the “Company”) has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Deltec Bank & Trust Limited (“Deltec”) to sell uBUCK prepaid debit cards from the uBUCK platform to banks and investment account customers at Deltec. Through this strategic commercial relationship, Deltec will also integrate and market the uBUCK prepaid debit card into Deltec digital wallet and exchange…

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Blockchain 

Bitfinex Wants to Subpoena Former Bank Exec Over Missing $880 Million

Bitfinex, the controversial cryptocurrency exchanged headquartered in Hong Kong, has filed an application for discovery with a California court in an attempt to subpoena a former banking executive in order to access $880 million USD in frozen funds. Bitfinex Seeking to Recover “Missing” Millions iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, submitted the request on October 18 in the US District Court for the Central District of Southern California, asking permission to take the deposition testimony of Rondell “Rhon” Clyde Monroe, formerly Vice President of investment bank TCA Bancorp. The request says, “In those proceedings, [iFinex] seeks to recover approximately…

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Blockchain 

Bank of Canada Exploring Possibility of Launching a Digital Currency

Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, is exploring the possibility of launching a digital currency that would replace cash and track how people spend their money. The aim of the proposed currency would be to mitigate the “direct threat” posed by cryptocurrencies to the economic sovereignty of governments and central banks, an issue that has featured prominently in the headlines recently amidst intense regulatory pushback on Facebook’s proposed coin, Libra. The proposal was pitched to Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and its board of directors in…

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Blockchain 

Libra Labeled a ‘Monetary Threat’ By Senior US Bank Executives

Libra, the underfire planned cryptocurrency from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has been described as a monetary threat by senior US bank executives in a meeting with the Federal Reserve.  Senior Bank Execs Opposed to Libra Libra has been heavily scrutinized by regulatory bodies and financial institutions across the globe since it was first announced back in June and has been dealt a further blow following a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council this month. Members of the council include M&T Bank CEO Rene Jones, KeyCorp’s Beth Mooney, and Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank…

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Cryptocurrency 

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Interbank Information Network Platform

Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has joined 320 other banks in the JPMorgan blockchain network, the Interbank Information Network (IIN). The move aims to lower cost for Deutsche Bank, which handles a vaster amount of euro payments relative to any other bank globally. This will also enhance cross-border transactions and thus avoid the costly lag periods. IIN Platform to Enhance Cross-Border Transactions According to the bank’s head of cash management globally, Ole Matthiessen, the Interbank Information Network will allow the bank to provide customers with enhanced services. He added that…

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Blockchain 

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank is Building a Blockchain Security System

According to reports, the oldest bank in South Korea, Shinhan Bank, is soon to be the most technologically secure bank. The bank has partnered with two other companies to develop a blockchain-based security solution. Moving with the times indeed. South Korea’s Shinhan Bank is Making a Blockchain Security Solution According to a report published earlier today in TheKoreaTimes, Shinhan Bank signed a memorandum of understanding with two developers: financial technology startup Ground X and blockchain developer Haxlant. The pair have been tasked with developing a blockchain security system for the bank. More…

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