Posts Tagged: Cryptocurrencies

UBS: European Banks Interested in Cryptocurrencies, but Not Bitcoin

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European banks are interested in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, but they don’t believe the currency is likely to become accepted, according to the chairman of UBS. The head of the Swiss global financial services said that bitcoin’s use to banks is limited. This was due to its volatility and lack of control over its supply. Speaking… Read more »

IMF Chief: Cryptocurrencies Will Give Banks ‘a Run for Their Money’

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The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said cryptocurrencies may eventually give traditional banking systems ‘a run for their money.’ Speaking at a Bank of England conference at the end of September, Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, said that ‘it may not be wise to dismiss virtual currencies.’ She added, however,… Read more »

Australia’s Corporate Regulator: Cryptocurrencies Will Replace Banknotes

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Cryptocurrencies will replace bank accounts, changing how Australians pay for things, according to Australia’s corporate regulator. Within the next 10 years, Greg Medcraft, the chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, predicts that consumers could live without a bank account as cryptocurrencies replace them. He also thinks in the next five to 10 years central… Read more »

Criminals Drop Bitcoin in Favour of Other Cryptocurrencies for Anonymity

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Criminals are dropping bitcoin in favour of other cryptocurrencies in a bid to achieve greater anonymity for their criminal activities. That’s according to the co-founder and president of Blockchain Intelligence Group. He estimates that the number of illegal transactions involving bitcoin fell from half the total volume to around 20 percent last year. In an interview with… Read more »

Morgan Stanley: We Don’t Expect Cryptocurrencies to be Fully Disruptive

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Leading global financial services firm Morgan Stanley has given its view as to how disruptive cryptocurrencies are going to be to fiat monies. According to the bank, the crypto-revolution is not going to replace traditional currencies. In a report, Morgan Stanley said: “We think that cryptocurrencies as a group are likely to see some adoption… Read more »