Bank of America Fears for Its Business Model Due to Cryptocurrency 879

Bank of America Fears for Its Business Model Due to Cryptocurrency

The annual report filed by the Bank of America with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) contains a number of economic, geopolitical and operational risks that the bank sees for its activities in the new financial year. For the first time for all the activities of the bank, there were cryptocurrencies in the report.

“Widespread adoption of new technologies in financial services, including cryptocurrencies, could require substantial expenditures in order to adapt to evolving industry standards and consumer preferences”  the document says.

The current demand for cryptocurrencies that have covered virtually all kinds of human activity appears to affect the Bank of America in a bad way, since he has banned any purchases of cryptocurrency for bank card holders since the beginning of this month, even taking into account the risk of losing a certain part of his customers.

“Clients may choose to conduct business with other market participants who engage in business or offer products in areas we deem speculative or risky, such as cryptocurrencies,” the bank said. Such increased competition may “negatively affect our earnings” or affect “the willingness of our clients to do business with us”, the bank said in a statement.

Nevertheless, Bank of America is actively studying blockchain technology, which is the basis of any cryptocurrency, and has the largest number of patents in this area, namely 45.

Among other risks for banking activities, which cryptocurrency promises, the report also says that such new technologies may limit the ability to comply with the rules of combating money laundering.

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Cryptocurrency Prices: Insignificant Growth in the Currency Rating 50

Cryptocurrency Prices: Insignificant Growth in the Currency Rating

According to the trading portal Coinmarketcap.com, Bitcoin (BTC) rose by 0.46% in the last 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $8315.

The indexes are growing, cryptocurrencies are in the green zone again, although the increase in the rating is no more than 8% of the cost. Ripple added 1.25%, Monero increased by 3.06%, Stellar added 1.32% to the value, EOS rose by 7.30%. Litecoin grew only by 0.43%.

Ethereum is showing an increase by 1.42%. Its value at the time of writing is $704 per coin.

The total market capitalization is $383 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 36.9% of the total amount. It is $141 billion in monetary terms.

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Organizers Used Fake Lamborghinis to Attract Attention to the Consensus 2018 117

Organizers Used Fake Lamborghinis to Attract Attention to the Consensus 2018

Organizers of the conference Consensus 2018 in New York held a kind of promo-action by parking a “Lamborghini” in front of the entrance to the building, where the event was held. The vehicle was provided by the company Broadway Supercars from New Jersey. This has been reported by the CNBC channel.

The point of this was to pass the cars off as the transport of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investors. As a result of an independent investigation it also became known that the last two Lamborghini vehicles belong to the owner of the renting company, John Nouri.

“We do a lot of this for a lot of companies all the time. It’s an attention grabber. It’s for the people walking in. They all say once you make money in crypto, you buy a lambo. I never made money with crypto but I have ten lambos.” – Nouri said.

The edition notes that the rental price of one vehicle of the company Broadway Supercars is $1000 per day, while its total cost is from $200 thousand and more.

“I see a parallel between young people that are really willing to become very rich with the very high-risk investment, and … the fact that our customers are very young,” Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali told CNBC in a recent interview.

Let us remind you that on Monday, the 14th of May, the Consensus 2018 blockchain conference started in New York. This event is currently the largest in the world. It is devoted to Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

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