European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has reconfirmed to the European Parliament that there are no plans to create a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Draghi cited a lack of any prevailing economic conditions to warrant such as step, going on to suggest that DLTs hadn’t been severely tested as yet and still required […]
The Ukrainian parliament has introduced a bill outlining taxes on cryptocurrency-related profits.
Another TV staple added some extra exposure to cryptocurrency. Britain’s longest running TV drama Coronation Street, added a scenario fitting a recent script. The soap, Coronation Street, is one of the world’s oldest show running on British TV since 1960 and has a run of 9,500 episodes since its creation. The show is watched nightly […]
The World Economic Forum has outlined more than 65 blockchain use cases for environmental protection in a recent report
Europe Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. European Union EU Commission believes crypto has a future: The Vice President of the European Commission has said that cryptocurrencies will definitely have a […]
France is continuing to follow President Macron’s plan raise its business profile in the world by establishing a legal framework for ICOs. A recent Autorité des Marchés Financier (AMF) annual report indicated that ICOs are most definitely on the agenda for further regulatory framework as Robert Ophèle, President of the AMF, indicated that the government […]
With an increase in football teams and individual players taking up crypto-related products, two more clubs have picked up this current trend. Two teams, Brazilian Avaí Futebol and top French club Paris Saint-Germain have both recently announced their own crypto token sales. Avai Futebol Clube, currently languishing in Brazils Series B second tier, has announced […]
The startup behind Brave Browser has filed regulatory complaints against Google over the “massive” amount of user data exposed in online advertising.
European Central Bank sees no need for an EU-wide digital currency, due to need for further research and growing demand for cash
Brave, a first of its kind internet browser powered by blockchain technology, is taking international legal action against Google for systematically breaching user privacy on a large scale. Google’s actions are probably in violation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, so Brave’s actions against Google could lead to an investigation and […]
Blockchain Women Ireland has (BWI) been founded in the Irish Republic to further advance awareness of the blockchain sector in the country. The idea behind the new group is to promote blockchain as a potential career for women and also keep the community up to date with educational opportunities in the industry. Ireland currently has […]
The EUR 3 million Palazzo mansion in Valletta, the capital of Malta, is being sold for Bitcoin only. The current price tag of BTC 550 is unique since it would be the biggest crypto real estate transaction in Malta’s history, a nation which has been called Blockchain Island. Additionally, in the past large real estate deals […]
The chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) addressed the issue of cryptocurrencies at a speech in London on Tuesday, a subject with which he said requires a balanced approach. Speaking at the 2018 regulator’s Annual Public Meeting, Andrew Bailey initially brought up crypto assets as one of four operational risks significant in the regulators’ current […]
The European Commission will conclude a regulatory assessment of crypto assets this year, because “they are here to stay,” says an official.
Crypto mining in Russia is becoming a big industry on an individual level, but more importantly for the government at an industrial scale also. This is now driving operators towards locally run Russian mining pools. The Russian Association of Crypto Industry and Blockchain (RACIB) claims that there are now over 400,000 people employed in the sector. […]