Citi head of forex reportedly leaves the bank to work in crypto

    Itay Tuchman, Citi’s global head of foreign exchange, has left the bank after more than two decades. As one of the chief architects of a push into digital assets in the bank, Tuchman is headed for a job in crypto, a source said. The top executive was one of the chief architects of a push…

    The central bank of South Africa allows banks to serve crypto clients

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) warned financial institutions against the “wholesale” ban on customers with digital assets. The regulator said the banks should not “avoid risk entirely” amid the booming economy in the region. The South African central bank said that south African financial institutions will now be allowed to deal with funds linked…

    EU lawmakers plan to cap banks’ crypto holdings

    EU banks exposed to crypto might face caps and hefty capital requirements due to proposed amendments to a financial-services law published on August 17. Lawmakers of the European Green Party want to anticipate international standards by legislating heavy capital requirements for lenders. The plans, presented by Green Party lawmaker Ville Niinistö, seek to anticipate capital…

    BNP Paribas is getting into crypto custody services

    BNP Paribas, one of the world’s largest banking groups, is reportedly considering partnering with a digital asset custody firm Metaco. The French bank, with almost $13 trillion in assets under custody, joins a long list of institutional firms, including Fidelity and Société Générale looking to offer crypto services for their clients. BNP Paribas, the French…

    DeFi: Stop and Think. Part 2

    The ongoing cryptocurrency crisis, which coincided with a large outflow of funds from DeFi protocols, is a good reason to momentarily step back from the endless race for profitability and rationally assess the prospects of the decentralized finance industry. Having done so, we will immediately see what we need to change in DeFi to make…

    DeFi: Stop and Think. Part 1

    The ongoing cryptocurrency crisis, which coincided with a large outflow of funds from DeFi protocols, is a good reason to momentarily step back from the endless race for profitability and rationally assess the prospects of the decentralized finance industry. Having done so, we will immediately see what we need to change in DeFi to make…