Tag: swift

May 26 2022

How Can CBDCs Improve the SWIFT System?

May 26 2022 Published at Altcoin Buzz under tags  business partnerships cbdc swift

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, SWIFT, plans to connect several CBDC systems. They aim at simplifying the issues with cross-border transactions. The introduction of cryptocurrencies has been faced with a lot of difficulties from government agencies in most nations around the globe. For instance,...

May 23 2022

SWIFT Tests CBDC Interoperability To Enable Cross-border Payments

The well-known global financial messaging service, SWIFT, is set to test the Central Bank of Digital Currency (CBDC) by interlinking several CBDC networks in order to execute cross-border payments. Besides currently linking financial institutions worldwide to communicate and execute financial payments, the Belgium-based network has approached consulting firm Capgemini and French information technology services to propel the project. An...

May 19 2022

SWIFT Plans To Interlink All CBDCs, Here’s Why

May 19 2022 Published at Coingape under tags  cbdc regulation news swift

Even as central banks of various economies explore CBDCs, SWIFT is advancing cross-border payments involving digital currencies. While most of the central bank digital currency (CBDCs) focus on achieving digitalization of fiat currencies, SWIFT’s latest move aims at cross-border payments. SWIFT is the global standard for payment and securities trade transactions. The new project, along...

Apr 21 2022

U.S. Unleashes New Sanctions Against Russian Oligarchs, Bank And Crypto Miner BitRiver

The US Department of the Treasury is targeting companies, oligarchs, and bitcoin miners operating in Russia for the first time ever as the country's conflict on Ukraine enters its third month. Treasury officials announced Thursday that the department is now pursuing the Russian commercial bank Transkapitalbank, as well as a network of more than 40 individuals, including oligarchs like Konstantin Malofeyev, for allegedly...

Mar 22 2022

FinCEN Warns Russia Not To Use Cryptocurrency To Evade Sanctions

Mar 22 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  crypto news fincen joe biden ofac swift

The FinCEN, an agency of the US treasury department, has informed all financial institutions that Russia may likely consider using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions associated with its military activities in Ukraine. The current director of FinCEN, Him Das, explained that proactive reporting of wary actions is part of the United States’ efforts to support Ukraine in the ongoing war. On Monday, the FinCEN...

Mar 10 2022

The Neutrality of Crypto

It may have been communist tyrant Vladimir Lenin who said: “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.

Mar 04 2022

How Ukraine Is Leveraging Crypto in Its Fight Against Russia

Mar 04 2022 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2022 btc crypto russia russian banks

Tomicah Tillemann, the global chief policy officer of Katie Haun's new firm, analyzes Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and explains how crypto is being used in an unprecedented manner to render aid to civilians, move money across the world, and potentially document war crimes. Show highlights: Tomicah’s background, which includes...

Mar 02 2022

No. 2 Target? Russian Binance Users Reportedly Blocked From Buying Crypto With Ruble

Mar 02 2022 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  binance crypto news russia swift ukraine

According to a group of Russian Binance users, the crypto exchange no longer accepts local bank cards. The cards, they said, cannot be used to deposit fiat currency on the exchange or to support the purchase of digital assets. On Wednesday, several Russian users discovered a warning notice telling them that local bank cards are presently not supported. "Please be informed. At this...

Feb 28 2022

Bitcoin Stands to Gain From Russia’s Ban from SWIFT

Feb 28 2022 Published at Altcoin Buzz under tags  bitcoin cryptocurrency news russia swift

Last week, Russia shocked the world when it launched a series of attacks on Ukraine. However, several nations and organizations reacted swiftly to the war with a series of sanctions on Russia for what they considered an unprovoked attack. Russia, a growing Bitcoin community, finds itself on the receiving end of global criticism and bans. The majority of the sanctions placed on Russia...

Russia SWIFT sanctions “picked carefully” to avoid German energy crisis

Feb 28 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  banking germany legal payments russia

As many have anticipated, and some feared, Western governments will be using the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) payment system to tighten sanctions on Russia after President Putin's military attack on the neighboring country of Ukraine. Western leaders agreed Saturday to impose more financial...

Just-In: Russian Ruble Crashes Against Bitcoin After SWIFT Sanctions Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Russia's currency lost a third of its value against Bitcoin on Monday, while also tumbling to the dollar after the United States blocked several banks from global financial markets. The exchange rate...

Decentralization & Centralization Are Both Helping Ukraine

Everyone in crypto knows or soon understands that decentralization is an arc in our industry. There’s a wide range. There are fully centralized projects like BSC and its only 21 validators or XRP controlled by the Ripple Labs team. On the other end, the most decentralized project is Bitcoin. Most are somewhere between these 3 projects, and that’s ok. You get to decide...

Breaking: Major Crypto Exchanges Respond To Ukraine’s Call To Ban Crypto For Russians

Ukraine on Sunday requested major crypto exchanges to block addresses linked to Russia and Belarus, amid growing speculation that Moscow could use the platform to subvert recent economic sanctions. But the request was...

Feb 27 2022

Russia Said SWIFT Ban Could Be Tantamount To A Declaration Of War

A SWIFT ban could make Russia go nuts again. Russia's invasion of Ukraine triggered a cascade of consequences that were rapidly felt throughout the world. Apart from property and human life, global finance – and cryptocurrency in particular – took a significant hit. On Saturday, the US and its Western allies blocked certain Russian banks' access to the SWIFT international payment system, ratcheting...

Feb 26 2022

All Eyes On Russia’s Crypto Shift As West Considers SWIFT Sanctions

The number of countries supporting Russia's removal from the SWIFT payments system grew on Saturday, as the Ukraine invasion rages on. Focus now turns to whether Moscow will adopt digital...

Feb 07 2022

Latest From Putin And Xi Suggests Growing Political Interest In Bitcoin

Feb 07 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  china culture feature politics putin

Statements from Russia and China suggest the two are unified and prepared to evade economic sanctions, with Bitcoin being a potential tool.On February 4, news emerged that Russian President Vladimir Putin had issued a letter to the people of China, published by a local...

Jan 17 2022

Bitcoin Is Revolutionizing Global Money Management

Technologies that were state of the art 50 years ago will be usurped by Bitcoin as the superior technology makes itself apparent.State Of The SystemThe barriers to entering global financial markets are archaic. Overextended processing times, high transaction fees, deadweight loss due to exchange rates, the list goes on. While these might be excusable in a settlement system still in its...

Dec 23 2021

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