Ghana Central Bank Partners With Singapore Regulator to Demonstrate Use of Digital Credentials in Global Trade

The Ghanaian central bank recently collaborated with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to demonstrate the use of digital credentials in international trade. The second phase of Project DESFT culminated in the execution of cross-border trade between the West African nation and Singapore in April 2024. Ghana’s CBDC to Streamline Cross-Border Trade The Bank of […] Source CryptoX Portal

Kenyan Central Bank to Issue Licenses to Fintech Firms

The Central Bank of Kenya is amending the country’s payment systems law, which will allow it to issue operating licenses to fintech startups. Governor Kamau Thugge said he expects the bank to complete the process of amending the law soon. Central Bank Aims to Support Fintech Startups The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will soon […] Source CryptoX Portal

World’s Largest Bank ICBC Sees Bitcoin as Digital Gold — Calls Ethereum ‘Digital Oil’

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank by total assets, recently compared bitcoin to digital gold and labeled Ethereum “digital oil” in a report. The bank emphasized the roles of these cryptocurrencies in the digital economy and their contributions to technological advancements. ICBC Sees Bitcoin as Digital Gold, Ethereum as […] Original

Largest Bank in Brazil Itau Unibanco Opens Cryptocurrency Trading to All Users

Itau Unibanco, the largest bank in Brazil and all of Latam, has reported the availability of cryptocurrency trading services for all its users. Through Ion, the bank’s in-house investment platform, customers can purchase bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), a feature previously available to selected users. Brazilian Banking Giant Itau Unibanco Opens Cryptocurrency Trading Services for […] Source

Crypto Exchange Secures a Spot on Bank of Ireland’s Virtual Assets Service Provider Register

The company joins Coinbase, Ripple and Gemini on the register as crypto companies vie to win approval in EU nations to ensure they are ready for December, when the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) legislation becomes fully operational. The bloc’s wide-ranging rules for the industry allow firms with a crypto asset service provider license from any member state to operate across all 27 nations. Source

Crypto Friendly Customers Bank Said to Debank Some Digital Asset Hedge Funds

The West Reading, Pennsylvania-based company, which is owned by Customers Bancorp (CUBI), deals only in U.S. dollars and does not accept cryptocurrency or make loans to support crypto activities. It offers its clients, estimated at well over a hundred digital asset firms, a real-time blockchain-based payments platform called Customer Bank Instant Token (CBIT) that allows crypto clients to make U.S. dollar payments 24/7. Source

Deutsche Bank and Bitpanda Collaborate Amid Crypto Banking Challenges

Deutsche Bank is collaborating with Bitpanda to manage customer fiat deposits and withdrawals for the Austrian crypto broker. This collaboration addresses the challenges crypto platforms have faced in securing banking partners after the 2023 collapse of key crypto-friendly banks. Deutsche Bank will issue local bank account numbers to Bitpanda users in Germany, facilitating fiat currency […] Source CryptoX Portal