Metropolitan Bank Ceases Cryptocurrency-Related International Wires

Digital currency wallet Coinbase is among one of the companies that uses it for wire transfers, deposits, and its Shift bitcoin debit card. As the bank hasn't released any guidance on when it will restore the service, it's unclear what might happen to the money that existing international clients have in the …
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Bank Indonesia: Do Not Sell, Buy, Trade Cryptocurrency (news.bitcoin.com)

Bank Indonesia, Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia’s central bank, has issued perhaps its bluntest statement yet on curbing the use of cryptocurrency, affirming a hardening stance on the popularity of what it refers to as “virtual currency” such as bitcoin.
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Chairman, Federal Bank in Chicago on Bitcoin: “It’s hard to imagine a world where the main currency is based on an extremely complex code, understood by only a few, controlled by even fewer, without accountability, arbitration or recourse.” You just described the Federal Reserve Banking System!

Chairman, Federal Bank in Chicago on Bitcoin: "It's hard to imagine a world where the main currency is based on an extremely complex code, understood by only a few, controlled by even fewer, without accountability, arbitration or recourse." You just described the Federal Reserve Banking System! submitted by /u/Nedtherlandz
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British Bank Says “No” to Crypto Firms from Gibraltar (news.bitcoin.com)

Less than a week since it started licensing blockchain businesses, Gibraltar has received bad news from the United Kingdom. A leading British bank has refused to process orders from crypto firms based in the overseas territory. Gibraltan banks are now on the lookout for another UK banking partner.
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Putin Wants to Use Cryptoruble to Evade Sanctions But Bank of Russia Skeptical (news.bitcoin.com)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has reportedly commissioned work to create a cryptocurrency as a tool to circumvent international sanctions. His economic adviser explained that “no mining is possible” for the cryptoruble. Meanwhile, the country’s central bank and finance ministry have expressed skepticism about this “cryptocurrency.”
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Thailand's Year of Bitcoin Ends with Central Bank Education Push

This week the Kingdom of Thailand announced its major regulators would team up in order to better educate its people about the world's most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, openly worrying it might be a Ponzi scheme. This comes after its central bank issued reminders the digital asset was not legal …
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