Industry



$12.4 Billion
Worldwide Blockchain Spending in 2022



IDC


$60.7 Billion
Blockchain Market Size in 2024



IBM


84%
Organizations are Actively Involved with Blockchain



PWC


10%
World GDP will be Stored in Crypto Assets by 2027



CISCO
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Italian Banking Association Chose Decentralized Blockchain Route
The Italian Banking Association, Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI), chose to leverage the blockchain-based system Spunta, as they could not identify an appropriate single actor to run a centralized system.
PayPal Will Give Jack Dorsey’s Square a Run for its Cryptocurrency
Payments giant PayPal looks set to roll out cryptocurrency sales services for its 305 million users.
Crypto Debit Card Issuer Wirecard Missing Over $2 Billion in Cash as Auditor Raises Questions
Wirecard announced that it is missing $2.1 billion after auditors Ernst & Young raised questions.
Ziglu Mobile Banking App Makes Cryptocurrency Easy for Everyone
Ziglu, the first UK regulated cryptocurrency bank, has launched its platform app after successfully completing its testing phase.
CoinMarketCap Users Says Exchange Rankings Make No Sense
CoinMarketCap is a renowned cryptocurrency and exchange data aggregator. Recently purchased by Binance, the site is currently under fire from users who claim that exchange rankings are being manipulated.
Europol Places Bitcoin Mixer Wasabi Wallet on its Radar for Promoting Dark Web Transactions
The general regulatory difficulty experienced by Bitcoin and altcoins lie in the skepticism of regulatory agencies due to their cryptographic nature. Transactions are generally obscured as privacy is the watchword. This creates a source of concern as the likelihood of the currencies being used in dark web transactions is high. Monitoring agencies have been able to fight this partly by ensuring companies or firms that will be involved with digital currencies adhere to some compliance clause.
Caitlin Long's Avanti Crypto Bank Raises $5 Million Funding Round, Inches Closer to Banking Charter Approval
Avanti Financial Group, the crypto-focused bank, led by the Caitlin Long University of Wyoming Alumna, has taken another important step towards becoming a chartered crypto bank in the country. Caitlin Long is the founder and CEO of Avanti bank. The crypto bank has raised an angel round worth $5 million from several popular investors in cryptocurrency. The University of Wyoming Foundation led the funding round with partnerships from Malex Enterprises, Lemniscap, Antony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Digital, Blockchain Capital, Madison Paige Ventures, Gary Gigot, Digital Currency Group, Susan B. Anthony, and many others.
Tech Mahindra Developing India’s Blockchain Education with Idealabs Partnership
Tech Mahindra, an Indian multinational IT company, has inked a partnership with Idealabs, an education technology firm, to boost Indian students and aspiring tech professionals with notable blockchain skillsets. Through the strategic collaboration, curated blockchain professional certification courses will be offered made up of live online classes and expert sessions by gurus in the industry.
Western Union Makes Offer to Acquire Cross-Border Payments Firm MoneyGram
Financial giant, Western Union is in discussions to acquire cross-border payments company MoneyGram according to an anonymous source close to the deal.
Russia’s Largest Bank Sberbank Buys 5,000 Blockchain ATMs Despite Authorities' Plan to Ban Crypto
Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, is purchasing more contactless ATMs that are powered by blockchain. The banking giant is making such a move despite an upcoming bill that aims to penalize individuals and firms that use and trade cryptocurrencies in financial transactions. Sberbank’s ATMs have nothing to do with cryptocurrencies as they do not act as BTMs (Bitcoin ATMs). The banking institution just intends to cut the need for physical contact associated with the use of bank debit/credit cards amid the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, Sberbank has been preferring to cut down the use of plastic cards because of health concerns.

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