OCC’s Brian Brooks thinks that DeFi can root out bias and fraud in traditional banking

In an opinion piece published in the Financial Times on Tuesday, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks put forward the need to reconfigure banking regulations for an age of algorithms.  Brooks, who currently leads the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, compared existing banking regulations to traffic laws. He further used the analogy of self-driving cars for new steps in decentralized finance. “Just as the original rules of the road protected us from other drivers, so our current bank regulations exist mainly to prevent human failings,” wrote…

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Facebook’s Diem stablecoin is an existential threat to traditional banking

Facebook, it is reported, could launch its long-awaited digital currency as early as January 2021 in the form of a U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin. Central banks and regulators have been galvanized into action since Facebook first announced its intentions by publishing a white paper in 2019. They are right to be concerned, as stablecoins — particularly ones such as the rebranded Diem that have the potential for massive network effects — bring new risks to consumers and savers as well as to the global financial system. Related: What Is Libra? Breaking…

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Research Suggests Bitcoin Buying Ramps Up When Traditional US Markets Open

While bitcoin and a number of digital assets set new 2020 price highs, a variety of crypto-asset commentators have detailed that since October, there’s been a lot of bitcoin buying action during U.S. market hours. Data shows that between East Asia and North America, the two regions account for close to half of all the bitcoin transfers this year. Recent research also highlights bitcoin buying during U.S. hours suggests that institutional buyers are dipping their feet into the crypto economy. Reuters Reports American Investors Are ‘Gobbling Up’ the Bitcoin Boom…

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Traditional Traders Show Growing Interest in Crypto

A survey published on March 31 revealed that senior trading executives believe that large companies in the business would be interested in taking advantage of the recent crypto plunge, particularly Bitcoin (BTC). According to the Adoption of Digital Asset Trading report published by Acuiti management intelligence platform, about 100 venues capable of trading cryptocurrencies have launched for institutional clients. The survey shows greater adoption of digital assets among sell-side service providers (26%) than traditional trading firms (17%). However, it clarified that the adoption rates are limited to the CME or…

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With Traditional Markets in Turmoil, AlphaPoint Transforms Assets – Bitcoin Magazine

This is a sponsored article provided by AlphaPoint. In 2013, blockchain technology was in its earliest stages. The Bitcoin white paper, ushering in this underlying technology along with the world’s first cryptocurrency, had been published only five years before and was just beginning to gain traction in the wider world. At this dawning moment, AlphaPoint began its own journey to decentralize assets of all kinds and transform the traditional market into one that is more secure, transparent and suited for the future. AlphaPoint is a white label exchange and brokerage…

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Bitcoin Price Correlates With Traditional Assets, but Not Entirely

Since coming to power back in 2016, President Trump seemed to have reinvigorated the United States stock market after it showed signs of slowing down throughout the first half of the previous decade. Just three weeks ago, the American market witnessed a combined gain of 58% compared with the last three or so years. However, following the World Health Organization’s recent declaration of the novel coronavirus pandemic on March 11 — with the independent research body citing 118,000 cases and more than 4,000 deaths globally — this rosy picture seems…

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