Barclays Block Is Based on ‘Inaccurate Understanding,’ Binance Says

An FCA warning refers to Binance Markets, not, the crypto exchange said.

News  ·  6 July 2021

UK Bank Barclays Blocks Payments to Binance

Barclays appears to be contacting customers who have used their cards on Binance this year advising them that this is being stopped.

News  ·  5 July 2021

Add Coinbase to the List of Crypto Stocks HSBC Won’t Touch

An HSBC representative said the bank has “limited appetite to facilitate products or securities that derive their value from virtual currencies.”

Business  ·  15 April 2021

Coinbase Taps Ex-Barclays Markets Exec to Head Institutional Coverage

Coinbase has hired former Barclays markets veteran, Brett Tejpaul, to lead institutional coverage at the San Francisco-based crypto exchange.

Business  ·  20 April 2020

Barclays Hackathon to Attack Data ‘Silos’ With Blockchain

Barclays is holding another hackathon to tackle the finance industry’s perennial problem of data silos. Again, blockchain will take center stage. 

Business  ·  25 September 2019

Barclays Is No Longer Banking Coinbase

Barclays is no longer banking Coinbase, resulting in delayed fiat withdrawals and deposits for the crypto exchange's U.K. users.

Business  ·  14 August 2019

14 Banks, 5 Tokens: Inside Fnality’s Expansive Vision for Interbank Blockchains

Fresh off a $63 million fundraise, execs at bank blockchain consortium Fnality shed some light on the often-secretive project's plan to tokenize fiat currency.

Markets  ·  13 June 2019
Funding Rounds

Barclays Leads $5.5 Million Round for Blockchain Business Payments Startup

Barclays Bank has jointly led a $5.5 million Series A funding round for blockchain-based B2B payments startup Crowdz.

Business  ·  29 May 2019

Fidelity Hires Barclays’ Former Head of Digital Assets

Financial services giant Fidelity hired Chris Tyrer, former head of Barclays' digital assets project.

Business  ·  4 May 2019

Barclays, RBS, R3 Cut Property Transaction Times in Blockchain Trial

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, R3 and more say they've reduced property transaction times to "less than three weeks" using a distributed ledger.

Markets  ·  5 April 2019

Blockchain Sleuthing Startup Chainalysis Raises $30 Million

The Series B funding was led by seasoned VC firm Accel and included investment from Benchmark, which led the firm's $16m Series A.

Business  ·  12 February 2019

High School Team Places Third in Barclays Blockchain Challenge Event

A U.K. school won third place in a blockchain interoperability hackathon hosted by Clearmatics at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in London.

Business  ·  9 February 2019

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays and startup Clearmatics will hold a hackathon next month to spur ideas for blockchain interoperability.

Business  ·  17 January 2019

15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation is now testing its main blockchain project with 15 global banks, before taking the tech live in 2019. 

Business  ·  6 November 2018

Coinbase’s Head of Trading Resigns After Six Months on Job

The head of trading at Coinbase, Hunter Merghart, has resigned just six months after joining the crypto startup from Barclays, CoinDesk has learned.

Business  ·  31 October 2018