Bitcoin’s Clobbering Bank Stocks So Badly It’s Not Even Funny

According to data published by crypto research firm Messari, bitcoin has massively outperformed the largest banking stocks in the world over the past five years. In fact, the cryptocurrency is pummeling them so badly it’s not even funny anymore. They say a picture is worth a thousand words But this is worth 5: “Long bitcoin, short the bankers” pic.twitter.com/HI2DdO6ria — Jack Purdy (@jpurd17) July 10, 2019 JPMorgan, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo have recorded total returns in the range of -89 percent to -99…

Crypto Exchange Bits Of Gold Wins Supreme Court Battle Over Bank Block

Cryptocurrency exchange Bits of Gold has won a notable legal victory over an Israeli bank in its bid to keep access to banking services. On Monday, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered Bank Leumi to allow the exchange ongoing access its services, according to a report by Finance Magnates. Bank Leumi had earlier moved to bar Bits of Gold after the bank classified cryptocurrency firms as gambling companies. The Supreme Court had made a temporary injunction on the matter back in February, allowing the firm to keep using Bank Leumi’s services…

European Bank Official Discusses Potential Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currency

A European Central Bank (ECB) official highlighted the benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) while stressing caution in a speech published by the Bank of International Settlements on May 27. Vitas Vasiliauskas — Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania and a member of the Governing Council of the ECB — delivered his speech at the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee conference “Managing the Soft Landing of the Global Economy” on April 12. Vasiliauskas specifically considered whether CBDCs should be wholesale, retail, or both. Vasiliauskas stressed that CBDCs…

Ripple Prices Ranging, Will Siam Commercial Bank Leverage XRP?

XRP up 3.2 percent.  Thailand’s oldest bank, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), to pioneer Ripple’s Multi-hop. Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) will pioneer Ripple’s Multi-hop feature, although the public will wait for further announcement on whether the bank will utilize XRP in their future transactions. Meanwhile, XRP is ranging, adding 3.2 percent from May 23rd close. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals For any cryptocurrency project to be successful, it must partner with companies, finding use cases in the process. That is what many have disclosed in their white papers, and Ripple is no…

US Bank Say Bitcoin (BTC) is a Bubble, Will Price Fall?

Bitcoin (BTC) in range mode JP Morgan Strategists say current prices echo those of late 2017 and could burst After analyzing Bitcoin as a commodity, JP Morgan strategists now say there is a divergence between actual and intrinsic values and that Bitcoin echoes the spike of Dec 2017. In their view, the only correction is a drastic reduction in price against analysts’ projections. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Analysts believe that the dilapidating winter of last year is over. In six weeks starting from early April, Bitcoin (BTC) prices have been…

India’s Central Bank Targets Blockchain Payments While Hating Bitcoin

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IMF and World Bank Launch Quasi-Cryptocurrency in Exploration of Blockchain Tech

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have jointly launched a private blockchain and a so-dubbed quasi-cryptocurrency, the Financial Times (FT) reports on April 12. According to the newspaper, the asset called “Learning Coin” will be accessible only within the IMF and World Bank. The coin has no money value and thus is not a real cryptocurrency, the FT underlines. As the FT has learned, “Learning Coin” was launched in order to better understand the technologies that underlie crypto assets. Its app will serve as a hub where…

Puerto Rico Approves Combination Bank for Fiat and Digital Assets

The San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International (SJMBT), a new bank in Puerto Rico catering to cryptocurrency traders, is now fully operational. SJMBT announced its receipt of all appropriate licensing from Puerto Rican regulatory officials to begin offering “fiat and digital asset custody and settlement services,” which are “to be integrated with the trading platforms offered by its affiliate, the San Juan Mercantile Exchange (SJMX).” The combination of both fiat and digital asset services may be an advantageous offering for SJMBT customers. “Deposits of fiat currency are held by…

Bitcoin Basher Agustin Carstens Rails Against Central Bank Crypto Plans

Agustin Carstens, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) general manager and a noted bitcoin critic, has said that the launch of central bank-backed crypto assets could undermine financial stability. During his speech at the Central Bank of Ireland, the BIS official said: “There are huge operational consequences for central banks in implementing monetary policy and implications for the stability of the financial system. Central banks do not put a brake on innovations just for the sake of it. But neither should they speed ahead disregarding all traffic conditions.” Considering the role…