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Things worth reading: 20th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Media says that Hamas is moving $82 million of crypto to terrorist funding. The actual number … $450,000 Some lessons for crisis management from recent bank failures ( Challenger banks beat high-street stalwarts for savings accounts, Which? reveals – Which? Policy and insight Singapore’s central bank tells DBS, Citibank…

Things worth reading: 19th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … UK remains world’s third largest crypto economy, and biggest in Europe – CityAM The fake hitman, the crypto king and a wild revenge plan gone bad ( Eurosystem proceeds to next phase of digital euro project ( EBA pushes for swift incorporation of ESG risks in bank capital mandates…

Things worth reading: 18th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … The Hamas-Israel Conflict Extends to the Crypto World ( Evaluation of the Bank of England’s use of data to support its policy objectives | Bank of England Press release: Basel Committee consults on disclosure of banks’ cryptoasset exposures ( Goldman Sachs profits drop 36% after pullback from retail banking…

Things worth reading: 17th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Hamas fuelled by cryptocurrency| Daily Mail Bitcoin Surges on Fake Blackrock ETF Approval News – Bitcoin News Binance stops accepting new UK customers ( Banker sacked over his lunch sandwich – BBC News Former Bank of China boss arrested on bribery charges – BBC News China ramps up liquidity support…

Things worth reading: 16th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Braid shuts down, Stash marches toward an IPO and what happens when a fintech relationship fizzles out | TechCrunch Future of Finance: Nubank’s Vélez discusses fintech’s rise in emerging markets and how Brazil is 5 years ahead of the U.S. | Fortune Metro Bank seeks bids within weeks for £3bn…

The Finanser’s Week: 10th October – 15th October 2023

This week’s main blog discussions include … Forget cashless as cash is the only payment system that works During the summer, there’s been a lot of news about cash. A new €500 banknote is coming whilst, on the converse, a lot of people have been discussing life using cash. Is cash still relevant? Do we…

Things worth reading: 13th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include: Is crypto to blame for Hamas? | Fortune Crypto Investors Prefer Market-Based Security For Crypto To Legal Protections ( Ascend Money becomes Thailand’s FinTech unicorn with $150m funding ( Jes Staley’s City ban is a seismic event for UK financial services – here’s why | Business News | Sky News…

Things worth reading: 12th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Crypto token ether could rise five-fold by end-2026, StanChart says | Reuters Ethereum to Lose 40% Against Bitcoin, Warns Top Crypto Expert Hamas Has Raised Millions in Crypto Donations, WSJ Reports ( Severe debt burdens thwarting progress on climate and poverty, says World Bank | World Bank | The…

Things worth reading: 11th October 2023

Things we’re reading today include … Metro Bank strikes late-night rescue deal – BBC News Metro Bank has ‘limited future’ because of reliance on branches, says co-founder ( Metro Bank: What’s going on and is my money safe? – BBC News Who is the Colombian billionaire taking a high stakes punt on Metro Bank? |…

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