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The global financial services industry spent a combined $1.7 billion on blockchain development in 2017, with institutions having increased their individual budgets for the technology by 67 percent in the same year. According to research published by U.S.-based market intelligence firm Greenwich Associates on Tuesday, amid the general increase, 10 percent of the surveyed banking …

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Mass media company Thomson Reuters has found that one in five of its financial services clients is considering trading cryptocurrencies this year. The firm recently surveyed more than 400 clients on its data and trading platforms, including Eikon, REDI, FXall and Elektron. About 20 percent of these clients were “really interested and actively exploring” launching cryptocurrency …

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A group of European economists believe bitcoin is no threat to the financial stability, although regulatory oversight needs to be increased, new research shows. In a survey published yesterday by the U.K.-based Center for Macroeconomics, 100 prominent European university economists were asked for their thoughts regarding the recent market growth of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. According to the …

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Younger Americans appear to be more interested in cryptocurrencies compared to other age groups.  That’s according to the latest survey published by digital student loan servicer LendEDU, which asked roughly 1,000 U.S. citizens about ether and Ripple’s XRP token at the end of October. The questions ranged from whether people had heard of ether and XRP …

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