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Why banks need to start offering cryptocurrency wallets



With the recent surge in value of cryptocurrencies, ordinary people and traditional investment firms are paying more attention to the space. The market cap of cryptocurrencies has grown from less than $30 billion in March 2017 to over $110 billion in June 2017, and this is just the beginning. Cryptocurrencies are quickly becoming a new global market for assets, similar to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and government backed-currencies.
But the immediate settlement of currency transfer on blockchains (such as Bitcoin and Etherium) is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it’s incredibly efficient at money movement; on the other, it allows bad players to transfer your cryotcurrency with the same speed. And if the wrong person gets unauthorized access to your cryptocurrency holdings and transfers the currencies to their own wallet, there will be no getting it back.
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David Eidelwein

Rédacteur en chef Blockchain at Talan
David follows the content related to Blockchain technology for Talan Innovation. Skilled as business analyst and project manager in banking sector, he is particularly interested in the impact of blockchain technology on organizations and its use case. David contributes to Talan Innovation content since December 2016

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