Braden Perry Highlighted in Why Banks Block Cryptocurrency Transactions Article

Braden Perry Highlighted in Why Banks Block Cryptocurrency Transactions Article

Decrypt featured Braden Perry, among other experts, in an article on why banks block cryptocurrency transactions.

Over a decade after the inception of Bitcoin and most banks continue to block cryptocurrency transactions. The reason for this varies between jurisdiction and bank. Some banks are choosing to block crypto transactions for legal reasons. For example, China and Bolivia will not process Bitcoin transactions simply because it is against the law.

“Some of the larger banks just frankly found it easier to say ‘no’ than to try and do the underlying research necessary to understand those transactions and how they work,” Braden Perry of Kennyhertz Perry told Decrypt.

Even in jurisdictions where cryptocurrency is legal, most banks do not want to deal with angry customers or crypto-related crime. In these situations, the cost of allocating time and money to manage their customers’ crypto-related issues isn’t worth the effort.

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