Report: Leading South African Bank Sends Account Termination Notices to Crypt...

Report: Leading South African Bank Sends Account Termination Notices to Crypt...

One of South Africa’s biggest banks, Standard Bank, has reportedly sent account termination notices to clients that offer automated cryptocurrency arbitrage services. Bank’s Criteria Questioned This move, according to a Mybroadband report, has sent shockwaves through the cryptocurrency industry. The sending of the notices has also raised questions about the criteria that Standard Bank is using when making a decision on which accounts must be terminated. For example, Carel de Villiers, the co-founder of an arbitrage trading firm Shiftly, is one individual quoted questioning....


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