Crypto Markets Flooded With Losses As UK Bank Set To Ban Crypto Purchases With Binance And Kraken

Crypto Markets Flooded With Losses As UK Bank Set To Ban Crypto Purchases With Binance And Kraken

By Vendata | Quick Crypto News | 20 Jun 2021


The crypto market has become flooded with losses, almost every cryptocurrency experiencing a loss over the past 24 hours. as big UK bank TSB Bank set to ban crypto purchases with top crypto exchanges Binance and Kraken.

Briefing

Taking a look at the top 10 cryptocurrencies according to market cap, every single one has experienced a loss at every set period (1 hour, 24 hours and 7 days). Leading US stablecoin Tether (USDT) remains third place over Binance Coin (BNB) that previously strongly held that position, a wide margin now open at around $10.5 billion. BNB would need to have great movements and trading if it wishes to overcome its competitor USDT, returning to third place.

Reigning cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) have had respectively losses of 4.9% and 6.2% within the past 24 hours at the time of writing. What is surprising is that most of the losses for BTC and ETH are taken within the past hours, BTC suffering over the past hour a lost of 3.2%, ETH 3.6%. This is also evident with other cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin (DOGE) being the most at 4.5%.

XRP (XRP) has experienced the greatest loss over the past 24 hours at 9.1%, the least (excluding stablecoins) being BNB/BTC at 4.9%. What is interesting to note is the position of USD Coin (USDC), now standing at eighth place. USDC had originally stood at lower positions, over the previous weeks at ninth, but now stands at eighth, indicating movement for this US stablecoin.

Although these losses are relatively severe, it is reassuring when considering that over the past weeks much higher losses have been experienced for consecutive days, some being over 20% over 24 hours and 50% over 7 days. 

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Switching to the top gainers over the past 24 hours, not many appear, the only decent one being Amp (AMP) at 13.7%. Following AMP is Waves (WAVES) at 4.4% gain, four other cryptocurrencies (yearn.finance - YFI, XDC Network - XDC, Sushi - SUSHI and Mdex - MDX) also having gains, but on a much smaller scale below 2%. With only 6 cryptocurrencies having gains over the past 24 hours, that means the other 94 within the top 100 have had losses, showing how widespread this event is. 

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Going to the top 10 cryptocurrencies in terms of trading volume over the last 24 hours, there is a surprising decrease in amount. USDT is recalled to have had a 24-hour trading volume of over $100 billion, but now has one under $50 billion - half of $100 billion - at around $45 billion. There are also supposedly low trading volume for the other cryptocurrencies within the list, higher values being expected. The low amount of trading volume either indicates that there is a declining popularity/use of crypto, or that more people are holding to their crypto.

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TSB's Considered Ban To Crypto Purchases For Binance And Kraken

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Over the past months, TSB Bank has reported high statistics regarding crypto incidents and their customers. For example, between March 15 and April 15 849 TSB savers have been reported as losing money to scammers with Binance, a large amount considering the amount of money involved. There have also been concerns from TSB Bank over the fraud rate relating to crypto exchanges within the UK, stating for it to be "excessively high."

Due to such issues, TSB Bank is considering banning crypto purchases with cash via Binance and Kraken, stating that these crypto platforms have low-security standards to influence the onset of scammers, particularly regarding e-wallet setups. 

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Although TSB Bank has made such a claim, Binance states that no messages were received from the bank's security team. One spokesman for Binance also spoke about Binance's commitment to working with customer security, though not in direct reference to TSB Bank: 

Binance is very serious about its responsibility to protect users from scams. When we are made aware of these claims, we immediately take action and have an excellent record of working with law enforcement agencies.

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However, a more direct response was made from Kraken, denying allegations from TSB Bank. Steven Christie, Kraken's Head of Compliance, slams down TSB Bank as follows:

We categorically deny the allegation that Kraken does not respond to calls for assistance on incidents of fraud. Kraken responded to well over 1,000 different requests from law enforcement agencies in 2020 alone. Kraken operates in full compliance with law enforcement agencies.

According to The Sunday Times, TSB Bank has 5.4 million customers, which is almost a tenth of the UK population at around 68 million - a great impact on the access of crypto from UK people.

Further Reading

CryptoPotato - UK Bank Bans Crypto Purchases From Binance and Kraken, Reports - https://cryptopotato.com/uk-bank-bans-crypto-purchases-from-binance-and-kraken-reports/

AMBCrypto - Why UK’s TSB plans to block customers from sending money to Binance and Kraken? - https://ambcrypto.com/why-uks-tsb-plans-to-block-customers-from-sending-money-to-binance-and-kraken/

Wikipedia - TSB Bank (United Kingdom) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSB_Bank_(United_Kingdom)

Wikipedia - Kraken (company) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken_(company)

Wikipedia - Binance - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binance 

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