Report: Banking Giant Natwest to Refuse Service to Businesses That Accept Cryptocurrencies

Report: Banking Giant Natwest to Refuse Service to Businesses That Accept CryptocurrenciesThe major retail and commercial financial institution National Westminster Bank (Natwest) has categorized cryptocurrencies as “high risk” and refuses to serve business customers who accept digital assets for payments. A Natwest board member, Morten Friis, explains the bank has no appetite for dealing with these types of customers as Natwest is taking a “cautious approach” […]

Sale of MTI Bitcoins in South Africa Briefly Wipes out Premium Buyers

The premium or arbitrage gap on bitcoin in South Africa recently turned negative following the offloading of coins worth over $75 million by liquidators of MTI. As a result of the temporary supply glut, buying bitcoins on local South African exchanges briefly became cheaper than buying on overseas exchanges. The Impact of the MTI Liquidators’ […]

China Calls Bitcoin and Stablecoins ‘Investment Alternatives’ for the First Time Since Crypto Crackdown

China Calls Bitcoin and Stablecoins as 'Investment Alternatives' for the First Time Since Crypto CrackdownAfter the well-known crypto crackdown launched by the Chinese government four years ago, it seems there is now a change in the tone from the country’s central bank. At least that’s what has been suggested recently by the deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). Central Bank Clarifies Its Regulatory Framework on Cryptos […]

Canada Approves Three Ethereum ETFs, Ether Funds Set to Launch on TSX Next Week

Canada Approves Three Ethereum ETFs, Ether Funds Set to Launch on TSX Next WeekCanada has been approving crypto exchange-traded funds (ETF) more quickly than the United States and after three successful bitcoin ETFs, the country has approved three ethereum-based ETFs. The three ether ETFs in Canada will debut on Toronto’s stock exchange (TSX) on April 20, 2021. Three Ethereum ETFs Set to Launch in Canada Next Week Back […]

Bank of Brazil Becomes the First State-Backed Bank to Allow Customers Exposure to a Crypto ETF

Bank of Brazil Becomes the First State-Backed Bank to Allow Customers Exposure to a Crypto ETFBrazil’s first crypto ETF debut is postponed, but not because plans have failed whatsoever. The Bank of Brazil (Banco do Brasil) is now joining the bandwagon of ETF issuances, following the same steps as Bank Itaú and BTG Pactual did. New Launch Date Set for April 26 According to a letter sent by Hashdex to […]

Co-Founder of South Africa’s Crypto Index Fund Reveals the Plan to Launch Country’s First Bitcoin ETF

Co-Founder of South Africa's Crypto Index Fund Reveals the Plan to Launch Country's First Bitcoin ETFEarle Loxton, the cofounder of EC10 (formerly DCX Capital) the institution behind the South African crypto index fund, says plans are afoot to launch the country’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF is expected to offer South African institutional investors an indirect way of getting exposure to bitcoin. According to Loxton, an application for this […]

Brazil’s Central Bank President Expects to Have News on a CBDC ‘Soon’

Brazil Central Bank President Expects to Have News on CBDC 'Soon'The largest country in Latin America could have its central bank digital currency (CBDC) soon, as the Brazilian central bank is taking steps towards creating it. Recently, the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) president hinted at the possibility of having news on the matter “soon.” No Decision Has Been Made on Whether the Digital Real […]

The Money Roundup: Making Cents of Blockchain Fundraising News

From crypto trading to defi, the most exciting areas in blockchain fintech development and innovation are attracting serious investments from all industry corners. To introduce more tools and complementary services to the ecosystem, the recipients of these capital allocations are endeavoring to promote greater adoption by removing many existing participation obstacles and taking a more […]