Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Now Plus a Few to Expect Soon
Debit cards tied to cryptocurrency wallets provide an opportunity to spend your digital coins almost anywhere fiat money is accepted. It’s a working solution, at least until wider adoption comes around.
Peer-to-peer groups battle to survive more hostile market
Britain’s peer-to-peer lenders are hoping this week’s intervention by the Financial Conduct Authority will help to restore the sector’s damaged reputation by weeding out potentially dozens of weaker competitors.
UK financial regulator clamps down on peer-to-peer investment
UK retail investors will face limits on how much money they can put into P2P platforms under new Financial Conduct Authority rules that experts predicted would trigger the closure of more lenders.
More Details Emerge on Team Behind Facebook’s Secretive Blockchain
More names are being linked to Facebook’s secretive cryptocurrency project, MIT’s Christian Catalini as the project’s chief economist.
Did the Introduction of Bitcoin Futures Crash the Bitcoin Market at the End of 2017?
Since Bitcoin’s largest price decline and the launch of the Bitcoin futures market coincided in December 2017, there have been heated discussions about whether the launch of the futures market crashed the Bitcoin market. This paper empirically shows that this is not so.
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Blockchain in retail banking: Making the connection
There needs to be a more seamless transition between fiat and digital assets, so that customers do not risk losses as they switch back and forth. One solution would be for central banks to issue a crypto fiat, which would support product manufacturing. It would also enable real-time peer-to-peer payments and potentially cross-border interbank clearing and settlement.