Americas: Why can’t we be friends?

Author: | Published: 24 Mar 2014
Are banks and Bitcoin firms at the start of a beautiful friendship?
Bitcoin and banking need each other. So why can't the two get along? Since their creation, Bitcoin and other virtual currencies have lived in a murky world, with their anonymity and separation from official government bodies raising concerns. That has allowed the technology to capitalise on the best of the market, creating new ways to process payments, and transfer and exchange funds.

Over this same period, the banking industry has faced...