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Commonwealth Bank pauses in-app crypto pilot amid market downturn

Commonwealth Bank of Australia, a Sydney-based bank with multinational operations, has paused testing features allowing crypto sales on its app amid the crypto market downturn and regulatory uncertainty.  Commonwealth announced plans to pilot crypto trading and custody features in November of 2021. Users could purchase 10 assets of bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies, with the potential to add more features in 2022 after more tests.  However, Commonwealth paused rollout on Thursday with no current plans of resuming, according to …

Bitso officially launches its app in Colombia

Latin American cryptocurrency exchange Bitso has officially launched its app in Colombia, allowing its residents to load pesos into their wallets using a widely-used online payment system connected to the country’s major banks. The company announced its expansion into the South American country in February and has been working on a pilot program for cash-in and cash-out operations with Banco de Bogotá. But now, Bitso’s product is officially available to the wider Colombian public. Using a popular online payment method …