BBVA Switzerland selects Ripple-owned Metaco to power digital asset operations

BBVA Switzerland, the Swiss subsidiary of the Spanish banking behemoth BBVA, has announced a strategic partnership with Ripple-owned Metaco to build its digital asset operations via the latter’s Harmonize platform, according to a social media announcement. BBVA’s Swiss unit is the latest in a string of prestigious banks that have entered deals with Metaco in […]
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Grayscale files updated Bitcoin ETF prospectus days after talks with U.S. SEC

Grayscale submitted an updated filing for its pending spot Bitcoin ETF to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Nov. 22. The filing in question is an amended S-3 prospectus, a type of registration form used by firms that have previously met other reporting requirements. Bloomberg ETF analyst James Seyffart suggested in an X […]
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KPMG and Chainalysis Partner to Enhance Crypto Fraud Detection and Compliance

KPMG in Canada and Chainalysis have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening efforts against crypto asset fraud. This alliance, marking KPMG’s entry into the Chainalysis Solution Provider program, is focused on providing enhanced monitoring and risk management tools for cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions, and government agencies. The announcement on Wednesday details that the […]
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U.S. Treasury calls $3.4B Binance resolution FinCEN’s largest settlement in history

The U.S. Department of the Treasury published its comments on settlements with Binance and related parties in a statement on Nov. 21. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen said: “Binance turned a blind eye to its legal obligations in the pursuit of profit. Its willful failures allowed money to flow to terrorists, cybercriminals, and child […]
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PERA Account

All of us will grow old some day. It is inevitable. And we all look forward to enjoying the latter years of our lives, spending our free time with our loved ones. But are we prepared? If we’re no longer working, who’s going to look after our financial ...
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Binance Sees $1.7 Billion in Withdrawals Post DOJ Settlement, Nansen Reports Decline in Crypto Reserves

Following the settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Binance, the world’s leading crypto exchange by trading volume, has experienced a significant withdrawal of approximately $1.7 billion in digital assets, as reported by Nansen, a blockchain analysis company. This substantial outflow of funds from Binance occurred shortly after the settlement. As of the latest […]
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Hester Peirce says SEC shouldn’t block spot Bitcoin ETFs, speaks on Binance resolution

Commissioner Hester Peirce of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commented on pending spot Bitcoin ETFs to Bloomberg on Nov. 22. Peirce said that, although she cannot comment on currently active ETF proposals, she is open to approving such a product. She said: “I’ve been very transparent that I’ve thought for many years now […]
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