Float is the money in a bank that has usually been credited to the bank, but not the customer. Let’s assume a bank as an incoming payment of $100,000. Instead of crediting it out to the customer, the bank can keep it for one extra day and earn interest on it. Almost every country has a system […]
I like a regulated money supply, I don’t speculate, and I don’t care if my transactions are anonymous. Why else might I want Bitcoin?
tl;dr Unshackled movement of money! Let me cite an analogy that would help you understand better. If email was regulated and you could only send email between approved providers, would you accept? Well your answer might be sure! You’ll accept. You don’t see any reason not to as long as the system works. What if I told you, […]
Before banks per se, there weren’t any large transfers. Wealth or value was transferred either through property title deeds or goods being bartered. There wasn’t much of a need to do transfers of money (in those days money was gold, silver, and other precious metals, plus prized commodities). Unless of course one was looting everything […]
Pretty much. National banks are commercial/retail banks (depending on the country) except they are owned or majority owned by the Government. Nothing more, and nothing less. Their product offering is the same as any other commercial banks. It is just that the government has more (or complete ownership) of these banks. Prioritizing them to handle […]
Will many countries choose to abandon the dollar for their reserve currency and use Bitcoin instead?
See this Reference Link. Difficult to say. The fiat currencies we have today, have built-in fault lines within them, when it comes to issuance and usage. The US Dollar certainly is the preferred reserve currency of choice at the moment, but if history has taught us anything, it is that nothing lasts forever. Especially empires. I think […]
If it involves US Dollar clearing, then the answer is yes. They are quite strict and if your bank that does US Dollar clearing is not strict, consider it a blessing. Most international banks are not as uptight and strict as the US Banks. However, when it comes to competing landscapes, then banking is quite strict. Allow […]
Hard to say. At the time of writing this answer, Ripple (payment network) has about 200 or so banks signed up. A pretty small number, but much more than any other alternative provider out there, that just got started in the last few years. With over 15,000 banks microfinance banks, credits unions, community banks, etc., some put […]
They basically have four avenues of approach with respect to the rise of challenger banks. Buy them out. Most challenger banks will merge or become part of a larger group and may operate independently, etc. Incumbent banks have a lot of money, power, pull, institutional memory, etc. that can be a huge asset to these challenger […]
My personal opinion is that, despite having a first mover advantage, no one company will dominate real-time worldwide transfers. There will be geographical pocket specialists and industry vertical specialists, but no one company will be ruling cross-border transfers. It is no secret that cross-border payments are essential to any given economy. Politicizing them (as was […]
How long does a domestic wire transfer from a Union Bank in America (community bank) take to reflect on a Chase Bank account?
If it is a FedWire, same day or the next business at the very latest. This is assuming all instructions are correct, that there are no flags in the transfer itself.