Visa and Mastercard have left open key gateways between Binance and the financial system despite rising regulatory scrutiny of the cryptocurrency, the pace of US consumer price increases accelerated unexpectedly in June. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains why investors might be interested in an “everything index” and how close we are to getting one. 

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