Blockchain

Indian Banks Force Customers to Promise Not to Use Bitcoin

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Following new regulatory measures from the Reserve Bank of India prohibiting banks from providing services to cryptocurrency businesses, some Indian banks are taking drastic measures to discourage cryptocurrency adoption, reportedly requiring customers to sign contracts stating that they will not use cryptocurrencies of any kind as part of their new terms of service agreement. Line in […]

Blockchain

Pakistan Taps Blockchain Developed by $150B Alipay, But Forbids Bitcoin

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The government of Pakistan is reportedly using a blockchain platform developed by Alibaba’s Alipay. But, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin remain banned in the country for payments. The initiative of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of Pakistan to utilize a blockchain application to combat money laundering demonstrates the typical “blockchain not Bitcoin” narrative pushed by central […]