Bitcoin 

Bitex Partners With Bantotal For More Cross-Border Payments in Latin America

Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Bitex has partnered with Uruguay-based financial software company Bantotal in order to expand it cross-border payments system on the Bitcoin blockchain to Latin America. CoinDesk announced the companies’ new partnership in a report on Aug. 13. According to the report, the upshot of this partnership is that Bantotal’s clients will have access to Bitex’s exchange services via a marketplace that hosts traditional financial services in its BDevelopers program. Per the report, Bitex will act as a middleman service for cross-border payments. The exchange’s role is to convert…

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Ethereum 

Facebook’s Libra Concept Will Impact Cross-Border Payments: Ex-PBoC Chief

A former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has indicated that Beijing may delegate the issuance of digital currency to commercial entities, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post newspaper reported on July 11. Zhou Xiaochuan, who stood down as head of the central bank in 2018 after 15 years, revealed the country may adopt a new approach for its sovereign digital currency scheme — taking inspiration from Hong Kong’s monetary system and Facebook’s Libra project. In Hong Kong, three banks issue their own banknotes and collateralize them by holding US dollars in reserve, while the…

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Bitcoin 

CipherTrace Detects Major Uptick in Cross-Border Payments to Offshore Crypto Exchanges

There has been a 47% increase in the number of cross-border payments from United States crypto exchanges to offshore exchanges since early 2017, posing an ostensible quandary for regulators. The data was reported in the latest cryptocurrency AML (Anti-Money Laundering) report from crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace, shared with Cointelegraph on April 29. According to CipherTrace, an analysis of 164 million bitcoin (BTC) transactions revealed that cross border payments from U.S.-based exchanges to offshore platforms rose from 45% in Q1 2017 to 66% in Q1 2019. As the report argues, the…

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