China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial Sector

China Adopts Security Standards for Blockchain Applications in the Financial SectorKeeping the focus on blockchain development, banking authorities in China have issued a set of rules pertaining to the secure application of crypto-related technologies in the financial sphere. The new standards, the first of this kind, are to guide the work of developers and service providers operating in the industry. Also read: China Issues Digital […]

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Wells Fargo Fined $3 Billion for 15 Years of Illegal Practices Affecting Millions of Customers

Wells Fargo Fined $3 Billion for 15 Years of Illegal Practices Affecting Millions of CustomersWells Fargo, one of the largest U.S. financial services companies, has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve the U.S. government’s investigations into fraudulent sales practices spanning over 15 years. The Wells Fargo fraud case involved the company forging customer signatures, moving money from millions of customer accounts to unauthorized accounts, and misusing customers’ sensitive […]

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Major HSBC Layoffs: 35,000 Job Cuts and Massive Restructuring Announced

Major HSBC Layoffs: 35,000 Job Cuts and Massive Restructuring AnnouncedBanking giant HSBC has unveiled a major restructuring plan that includes 35,000 job cuts. The move came as the bank’s net profit plunged 53% last year. HSBC is also slashing $100 billion in assets and closing many branches. “This represents one of the deepest restructuring and simplification programs in the bank’s history,” explained interim CEO […]

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In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix

In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System PixBanco Central do Brasil has started testing a new payment network with the promise to offer Brazilians near instant transactions and many new services. Portrayed as a response to Bitcoin, the Pix system will be mandatory for major financial institutions to ensure wide coverage. The project aims to limit the use of paper money and […]

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