US financial institution PNC allegedly “needs nothing to do with Bitcoin” however nonetheless threatens to shut accounts if prospects don’t reveal why they purchased it.
That is in line with a narrative circulating on social media getting growing consideration from the cryptocurrency neighborhood.
“I’ve had a banking relationship with PNC Financial institution for 15 years and I simply obtained a name to confirm uncommon exercise,” the put up reads.
“He requested me to substantiate a pair transactions then requested ‘For what objective are you shopping for Bitcoin'”.
When the person refused to disclose the “objective,” the financial institution’s consultant threatened to shut the account.
“I instructed him I would not reply, he then requested ‘What are you going to do with the Bitcoin'”, u/EliToohey continues.
“I once more instructed him I would not reply. He then knowledgeable me that his safety workforce instructed him they might ‘exit the connection with me’ in the event that they did not get passable solutions.”
The episode will not be uncommon within the typically weird relationship banks have with cryptocurrency.
Tales of threats and sudden account suspensions have surfaced not simply within the US, but in addition in Europe, with UK-based Barclays turning into one of many worst offenders when it comes to contradictory and overreaching coverage.
Banks’ remedy of Bitcoin mixed with bankers’ championing fiat has led to growing ridicule from cryptocurrency traders in gentle of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s allegations that Bitcoin is a “fraud.”