Cryptocurrency Trading to be blocked in Denmark

Danske Bank, one of the biggest banks located in Copenhagen, has warned his customers against purchasing the cryptocurrencies
30 March 2018   334

This bank has got departments in Trondheim (Norway) and Vilnius (Lithuania). According to the announcement on its website, the company does not presently allow any cryptocurrency transaction. Cryptocurrencies are not held by a central bank, so the bank declares about the lack of the investor and consumer defence commonly connected with with traditional investments and currencies.

Also, cryptocurrencies have been strongly volatile and the price formation is non-transparent, as it was said in the message. All these points have formed a very limited position of the investors about the development of the market and what factors do control the price.

The bank accentuated the lack of the framework control and transparency as the most significant reasons for not investing in cryptocurrencies. These problems have made digital money a target money laundering and extortion.

Danske Bank requires that a financial establishment is obliged to assist in the struggle against the crimes. Today cryptocurrencies do not correspond to the optimal level of transparency for the bank to fulfil anti-money laundering (AML) obligations.

Though, as it was said in the notice, the bank might be able to change his decision relatively to cryptocurrency, if the trading market becomes more developed and
limpid.

The cryptocurrency surrounding environment is also will not been supported by the bank. It has refused from the opportunity of buying financial instruments that could influence on the price of cryptocurrencies. Such instruments may also include the exchange trade notes which reflect the price of the cryptocurrency. The exchange trade notes are characterised by volatility and strong risk.

Danske Bank does not forbid using of its bank-issued credit cards connected with cryptocurrency trading. But the customers are recommended to adhere to the current anti-corruption procedures and AML rules.

Australia joins the crypto-discussions arena with Bitcoin & Blockchain Fair

The inaugural Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair will be presented at the Sydney Showgrounds on May 12-13 with an all-round program about cryptocurrency and blockchain
21 April 2018   42

A high profile event in cryptocurrency and blockchain is coming to Sydney, Australia on May 12-13 – Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair. The conference will provide a platform to interact and discuss on all areas of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sectors (fintech, investment, venture capital, regulation, ICO, etc.), current opportunities and perspectives in the form of a Forum and an Exhibition Showcases.

The Exhibition Showcase that will allow to exhibit showcases and engage with crypto services providers, government and fintech startups. Forum is the bulk of the conference and is comprised of 2-day sessions to allow international speakers and industry leaders of the crypto and blockchain sectors a chance to share their expertise. May 12 is focusing on cryptocurrency and ICO engagement; May 13 wil cover blockchain technology overview, case studies, solutions and future trends.

The fair is organized by ABF Business and Principal Sponsor Coinspot. Exhibitors and Speakers include attendees from Asia, Europe and USA together with key Australian high profile crypto & blockchain enterprises. The full agenda of the event can be found here.