It is no secret that inclusion in the international financial system is tightly connected to people’s wellbeing. While the population of developing countries worldwide suffers poverty, fintech innovations including blockchain technology can help these people improve their life.
The commercial court of Nanterre recognizes that Bitcoin is "a fungible and consumable intangible asset", which brings it closer to the above-board definition of fiat money. This is the first time cryptocurrency is acknowledged in France.
Whenever the venture capitalists or the public asks how it is possible today for a firm to gather capital for growth and development, the first thing that comes into consideration is an initial public offering (IPO), which is the process that it is popularly regarded as the opening of social capital to the public.
The oldest and second biggest banking institution, Shinhan Bank, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, has adopted blockchain authentication technology for non-face-to-face loans in order to accelerate the loan approval process. The institution, owned by Shinhan Financial Group, announced that it has launched an effective system which validates the documents needed for non-facing loan business in the country by applying blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
The New York (NY) Supreme Court will modify the injunction against cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex because it is vague and unclear. The injunction against the company’s digital currency business, was obtained by NYAG. The court made a ruling that Tether should not loan cryptocurrencies to the exchange, unless it is a standard recognized way of doing its commercial activities.
CoinLoan, an Estonia-based startup, has launched a crypto-to-fiat lending platform where cryptocurrency is used as collateral. From now on, crypto-backed loans are available for users all over the world. On CoinLoan, everyone can become a lender or a borrower, on his or her own terms. The platform’s primary objective is to link counteroffers and ensure the safety of the deal.
Cryptocurrency traders who are in need of a loan, but don't want to sell their cryptocurrency holdings are set to benefit from Deribit blockchain powered loan solutions. The Amsterdam based Derivatives company, who started its first forays into cryptocurrency by offering Bitcoin Futures and Options trading services, will now enable borrowers to post crypto assets as loan collaterals without the fear of a margin call.
The Australian Bank of Queensland has put a ban on all property buyers using home equity to purchase cryptocurrencies, according to Financial Review on July 12. The Bank of Queensland is so far the latest financial institution to ban credit lines from loans in making leveraged purchases or used in crypto trading. The bank provided an acceptable explanation for the ban with the significant high-risk of these type of investments, showing that even though leveraged currency trades can be more profitable, a bad taken investment decision could turn out decimating.