Several credit card firms have started forbidding Bitcoin and cryptocurrency purchases with various decent reasons. This very week, Apple Inc. in collaboration with two American multinationals financial services firms Mastercard Incorporated and Goldman Sachs Group, officially rolled out a new card providing customers 3% cash-back (discount) on products and services bought directly from Apple, and 2% discount on any products bought using Apple Pay – Apple’s electronic wallet service - and 1% on other related transactions.
Facebook, JPMorgan and Netflix are now in for the innovation game. Several giant institutions have entered the businesses related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies and this has given the industry a big boost. In the same sense, retail investors have also benefited since huge funds, derivatives plus many other monetary instruments are now accessible by the public.
Every individual, company or organization needs privacy in one way or another and that is why the cryptocurrency community has for quite a long time been calling for it. After hearing the major privacy concern in the blockchain and finance sector, JPMorgan Chase assembled its tools and created a privacy feature for Ether-based blockchains which is fully companionable with the smart contracts platform. The novel feature will be working in the same way like Monero’s anonymity, additionally, it will not be displaying the details of both the sender and the receiver, and go on to store the amount transacted in a more transparent manner.
The banking bull JPMorgan Chase considers growing a prevailing cryptocurrency and blockchain project such that it can include settlement features with the aim of outcompeting other payment giants like Ripple and TransferWise.
One of the best cryptocurrency influencers thinks that the governments and financial institutions are undergoing the DABDA - denial, anger, bargain, depression and acceptance - phase for the flagship crypto Bitcoin (BTC), according to BlockPublisher.
As investors continue to recover from the bearish market, the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors Tom Lee remains optimistic and expects the next Bitcoin bull run to begin in August or September this year – which is five to six months from today. Lee has been making cryptocurrency predictions and comments for years.
IBM Corp., one of the leading technology providers for creating crypto, revealed that two bullish U.S. banks are gauging the benefits of following JPMorgan’s position in issuing a stablecoin. JPMorgan is the biggest U.S. bank in terms of assets, it moves over $5 trillion in wholesale payment daily. The move by IBM threatens Ripple in one way or another.
JPMorgan Chase has closed an account of a crypto firm which is behind the tokenization of social media, a day after the news about JPM Coin circulated. Ultimately, the cryptocurrency startup was allegedly functioning in a ‘prohibited industry.’ Cryptoraves to this point is a token intended to “increase credibility” on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, WhatsApp and many others.
The Swiss private bank sector is accelerating its moves to become a more formidable global player in the cryptocurrency space. Julius Baer declared on February 26 that it would provide cryptocurrency services to all esteemed customers across the globe.