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Wintermute and BCB Group Announce Partnership as Wintermute Joins BCB Group's BLINC Network

Wintermute, one of the largest players in the global digital asset markets, has today announced a partnership with BCB Group, Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy. Wintermute has also integrated with BLINC, BCB’s global payments network, and one of the first real-time payment networks of its kind to allow free, real-time transactions across fiat and digital currencies, enabling participants to settle instantly in any of the currencies supported, with no limits.

Wintermute and BCB Group Announce Partnership as Wintermute Joins BCB Group's BLINC Network

Wintermute, one of the largest players in the global digital asset markets, has today announced a partnership with BCB Group, Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy. Wintermute has also integrated with BLINC, BCB’s global payments network, and one of the first real-time payment networks of its kind to allow free, real-time transactions across fiat and digital currencies, enabling participants to settle instantly in any of the currencies supported, with no limits.

Why Banks, Neobanks, and Fintechs Must Integrate New Payments Tech and Crypto ASAP

In a recent article on The Fintech Times, Ian Kerr, a Director of Business Development for Episode Six, discussed why crypto and DeFi isn’t just a fad, but something that will remain for a long time. If banks do not respond to it, they will face the consequences in the future.

Digital Currencies: Is the next gamechanger for payments just around the corner?

Monneo enlists Coinbase to allow invoices to be paid in crypto 

Monneo, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a virtual IBAN and corporate account provider, has enlisted cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, in a move that will enable payment of invoices in a range of cryptocurrencies. The new service will be available for B2B invoice settlement and is supported by two of Monneo’s partner banks.

Payments Association Response to Bank of England's Discussion Paper - New Forms of Digital Money

TAKING BITCOIN TO THE BANK: FDIC SEEKS COMMENTS ON BANK SERVICES FOR DIGITAL ASSETS

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has issued a “Request for Information and Comment on Digital Assets” (RFI) to learn more about the “novel and unique considerations related to digital assets….[g]iven that banks are increasingly exploring the emerging digital asset ecosystem.” A key theme of the RFI is the development of a framework to promote “responsible innovation.”

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EML's Client CoinJar Launches Australia's First Crypto-To-Fiat Mastercard Card

EML and CoinJar have brought crypto into the mainstream with CoinJar Card.

Payments Association Response to the FCA's CP21/13 - 'A New Consumer Duty'

Leaders vs Laggards: How FinTechs and non-banks are fast-tracking financial technology innovation

In the post-pandemic world, where digital commerce has become the default, all kinds of financial service innovators are looking for new ways to add value for customers and to monetise these enhanced experiences, even when banking isn’t their core business. Here, digital leaders provide insider tips on how to get ahead. Download the full report here: https://landing.modulrfinance.com/leaders-and-laggards-part2-report-0

Germany Jumps Ahead With Crypto Travel Rule Introduction

The German Ministry of Finance’s decision to introduce new rules for crypto transactions has divided opinion, with some fearing it is being rushed through, while others feel it is simply bringing crypto firms up to standard.

Crypto Supervision Puts FCA In Catch-22 Situation

The industry welcomes the deadline extension of the temporary registration regime for crypto firms but the regulatory uncertainty created by the lengthy assessment process may drive businesses out of the UK. Read the VIXIO insight to learn more.

Brave new money: Crypto, CBDC and regulation in the UK

This podcast, moderated by Project lead Alison Donnelly, explores the U.K.'s current and future stance on crypto regulation and its potential divergence with the EU/eurozone. The team covers important themes such as AML rules and registration, UK government proposals for broader regulation of cryptoassets and stablecoins, and BoE proposals for a UK CBDC.

The Payments Association CEO Roundtable hosted by Transact365

Here at Transact365 this past week we hosted a CEO Roundtable in partnership with the Payments Association. Take a look at some of the highlights from the session here.

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