Cryptocurrencies and DeFi as seen by “traditional” finance. Part 3

    We finish our description of the cryptocurrency industry through the eyes of “traditional” financiers, primarily bankers. As it turned out, they are not as blinkered as we used to think. Moreover, they can reasonably assess the prospects of a decentralized financial world. Strong impression of DeFi Decentralized finance has undoubtedly greatly impressed financial market professionals….

    Cryptocurrencies and DeFi as seen by “traditional” finance. Part 2

    We continue to describe the cryptocurrency industry through the eyes of “traditional” financiers, primarily bankers. As it turned out, they are not as blinkered as we used to think. Moreover, they can reasonably assess the prospects of a decentralized financial world. Crypto is turning corporate As the digital asset ecosystem grows and more people get…

    Cryptocurrencies and DeFi as seen by “traditional” finance. Part 1

    Sometimes I catch myself thinking that for a long time, I have been analyzing the cryptocurrency industry from the “inside”. Yes, it is very convenient: you know and understand everything; you are immersed in the processes and see their internal dynamics. But it also leads to certain distortions of perception. We shouldn’t forget that people…

    The Little Bank That Could

    The largest US banks are pleading with regulators for a way to work with cryptoassets. It has sparked a debate on what the boundaries for the new asset class should be. In the meantime, one American bank has already taken a risk and started working with crypto. On September 21, an advocacy group Financial Services…

    Bank of America reportedly begins clearing Bitcoin futures

    One of America’s largest banking establishments, the Bank of America (BofA), has launched a new service enabling to trade of Bitcoin futures, according to Coindesk’s anonymous sources. Some clients reportedly are in the setup process, while some are already live. As two anonymous sources reported Friday, the bank is clearing cash-settled Bitcoin futures, a type…

    IMF, World Bank and BIS call for global coordination on CBDCs at G20

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank argue to the G20 that central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDC) will benefit worldwide development. In a new joint report, they have proposed to create a cross-border network of central bank digital currencies (CBDC), underpinned by efficient technological integration and proactive…