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Chainalysis: Barclays Deal is Start of Banks Opening Up to Bitcoin

coindesk • Oct. 14, 2015

It's an open secret that companies working with bitcoin funds have long faced challenges gaining access to banking services. Though few are forthcoming about this business reality, the difficulties have affected startups around the globe – from the US to India and Argentina – resulting in business interruptions and attempts by industry firms to solve the problem through innovation. A new partnership between compliance startup Chainalysis and UK financial services giant Barclays, however, could hold the keys to reversing this trend.