Wells Fargo is the latest in a long line of credit card issuers to bar their customers from making purchases using their cards. JPMorgan, Bank of America, and Citigroup had already enacted similar policies, meaning that customers at the four largest US banks will have to turn elsewhere if they want to buy crypto on credit.


The noteworthy development comes at a time when the Bank of Russia, the country’s central bank, is set to host an ICO pilot on its regulatory platform with Sberbank and the National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s biggest bank and the securities depository respectively in late summer 2018.


Thursday morning markets – as published in The Week


The U.S. also requested some OPEC members to increase their daily output. Just how receptive OPEC members will be to this request is an open question.


Long established patterns in agricultural commodity trading may be on the verge of a major upset at the Trump administration slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum exports by America’s friends in Canada and Europe. In retaliation, some countries now will be looking for new trading partners, which could provide opportunities for Ukrainian producers of sun and soy.


Analyst: “We estimate that additional debt of Bakhmatyuk to state bodies (outside ULF balance) is USD 500-600 mln, which brings total Bakhmatyuk’s debt obligation to ULF creditors and Ukrainian governmental bodies at about USD 2.3 bln. This is about three times more than fair value of Bakhmatyuk’s business, as we estimated it in our August 2016 report. All in all, we remain on the position that we see no value in the Eurobonds of ULF or Avangardco.”


Considering the minor movement in the price of BTC and the weak volumes of other major cryptocurrencies, it is possible that the cryptocurrency market struggles to maintain momentum in the upcoming days and experience a slight correction.


Coins.ph’s cryptocurrency exchange, called CX, offers trades for bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple. Customers can buy cryptocurrency with Philippine peso, for as low as five basis points (0.05%) in fees per trade based on volume. There are no restrictions on trading volumes. 


“Ever since the start of the 21st century, a new generation of industrial revolution is substantially reshaping the global economic structure … with artificial intelligence, internet of things and blockchain constantly making application breakthroughs,” said President Xi.


Customers have reportedly been left unable to make chip and pin payments across the UK and Ireland

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