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Bitcoin’s viability in a full reserve banking scenario

Bitcoin is often seen as several things, ranging from a commodity to a currency, and even a solution to solving all financial problems in unbanked and underbanked regions. But very few people believe that Bitcoin has the potential to completely change reserve banking, freeing consumers from being enslaved to the banking ecosystem. While there are […]

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Stablecoins are the crypto version of fractional reserve banking – op-ed bitcoin news

Stablecoins offer much sought-after stability in volatile crypto markets. It is sometimes even said that they affect the price of bitcoin drastically. Attached (USDT). However, it is more important to delve into the reality that some stablecoins are bad for bitcoin adoption. A sort of fractional reserve bank 2.0. Also Read: Tron-Based Tether Inflated To […]

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Mastercard patent claims cryptocurrency can benefit fractional reserve banking

U.S. multinational financial services firm Mastercard wants to apply fractional reserve banking principles to cryptocurrency, news patent application released Thursday, October 25 reveals. According to the document, released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the payment processor plans to allow merchants to interact with what it calls “blockchain currencies” via a new […]

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Is this the end of fractional reserve banking?

Vollgeld “Full Money Initiative” of Switzerland I can pretty much guarantee you that the biggest story that isn’t covered by the mainstream business press right now is that Switzerland to hold referendum to consider ending fractional reserve banking (!). Yes, you read that right. This paragon of the banking sector votes on the advisability of […]