Tags : Bans

Bitcoin

HSBC reportedly bans customers from trading this Bitcoin-linked stock

UK-based Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), one of the world’s biggest banks by assets under management, has reportedly banned customers from trading the stock of business analytics firm MicroStrategy due to its links to Bitcoin, as per a leaked email circulating on social media. HSBC FUD HSBC’s new “policies” on virtual currencies say that […]Read More

Bitcoin

The U.K. advertising watchdog bans “misleading” Bitcoin advert

The U.K.’s advertising watchdog has banned a newspaper advert on the grounds that it irresponsibly promoted Bitcoin. A member of the public complained that the advert was misleading and socially irresponsible. Following an investigation, the complainant’s objections were upheld by The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). “The complainant, who believed the ad targeted retirees, challenged whether […]Read More

Market

What Does Dogecoin Have to Do With Government Crypto Bans?

Dogecoin is not a cryptocurrency you would expect to read about much in this column since it is not exactly an “institutional grade” asset. It has a market cap of over $8 billion at time of writing (less than 1/100th of bitcoin’s), no unique use case and no lively derivatives market. But bear with me […]Read More