Crypto Exchange Buda Subject of Sudden Banking Embargo in Colombia

Major Latin American bitcoin exchange, Buda, recently suddenly become the subject of a banking embargo in Colombia, according to local reports. Buda similarly experienced the termination of its Chilean banking services in March of this year. Also Read: Six Major Banks… Continue Reading

Circle to Seek Federal Banking Licensing with U.S. OCC

Circle Internet Financial Ltd has revealed that it is currently seeking to obtain a federal banking license with the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in order to expand the services available to the company’s customers. It… Continue Reading

Bittrex Launches USD Fiat Trading

Bittrex has finally introduced fiat currency support. The US exchange, which was established in 2013, subsisted with tether as its USD surrogate until recently, before adding another stablecoin, TrueUSD, a couple of months ago. Around the same time, its CEO… Continue Reading

Bank in Argentina Launches BTC Settlement Services

A small bank from Argentina, Banco Masventas, announced this week that it’s allowing customers to make settlements using BTC as a payment rail. Argentina Banco Masventas says the firm partnered with the exchange Bitex, and believes the service will reduce… Continue Reading

Another Indian Company Challenges Ban on Crypto Banking

RBI’s ban on crypto-related banking services has been challenged again. Maharashtra-based Flintstone Technologies has turned to the High Court in Delhi to seek withdrawal of the April 6 circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India, calling it “arbitrary, unfair… Continue Reading

Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased

A global study of cryptocurrency purchases made by users of Visa, Mastercard, and Unionpay cards shows that 89% of respondents are knowledgeable about crypto and 53% have purchased some in the past 12 months. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into… Continue Reading

Chilean Crypto Exchanges Appeal Against Banking Embargo

A number of Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges have sought to appeal the recent decision by several Chilean banks, including state-owned Banco del Estado de Chile, to suspend the accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges. Also Read:Alleged British Bitcoin Scammer Extradited to US for… Continue Reading

Caribbean Nations Introduce Crypto Payments in the Travel Industry

The Caribbean Tourism Organization is going to introduce cryptocurrency payments for tourism services and products offered in the region. In partnership with a local company, CTO wants to implement crypto-based merchant applications in the travel industry and other related sectors.… Continue Reading

Finnish Crypto Services Provider Prasos Loses 4 of 5 Banking Partners

Finnish bitcoin services provider, Prasos, has lost all but one of its banking partners. Prasos’ chief executive officer recently revealed that four Finnish banks have terminated services with the company, leaving Prasos reliant on a single bank. Also Read: Belgium Warns… Continue Reading

Digital Currency Group Welcomes Bitcoin-Friendly Bank to the ‘DCG Family’

This week the ‘bitcoin-friendly’ financial institution Silvergate Bank sold 9.5 million shares that raised a sum of $114Mn USD during the common stock sale. Some of the capital injection was provided by the venture capital firm Digital Currency Group who… Continue Reading