08 Dec '12, 11am

Bitcoins Join Global Bank Network: another random user writes "Bitcoin-Central, a currency exchange that special...

"Bitcoin-Central, a currency exchange that specialises in virtual cash, has won the right to operate as a bank . They got the go-ahead thanks to a deal with French financial firms Aqoba and Credit Mutuel. The exchange is one of many that swaps bitcoins, computer generated cash, for real world currencies. The change in status makes it easier to use bitcoins and bestows national protections on balances held at the exchange. Under European laws, the deal means Bitcoin-Central becomes a Payment Services Provider (PSP) that has an International Bank ID number. This puts it on an equal footing with other payment networks such as PayPal and WorldPay. As a PSP it will be able to issue debit cards, carry out real-time transfers to other banks and accept transfers into its own coffers."

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