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ECB Chief Reiterates Lack of CBDC Justification

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 […]

TV Drama Features Crypto, Still the Elephant in the Room?

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 […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 7th to 13th September 2018

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 […]

New French ICO Framework Attracts Innovation, Boosts Macron’s Business Plan

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 […]

It’s 2-0 as Brazilian and French Football Teams Go Crypto

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 […]

Brave Pursues Legal Action Against Google for User Privacy Breach

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 […]

Irish Blockchain for Women Demystifies New Technology

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 […]

UK Financial Regulator Wants Balanced Crypto Approach

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 […]

Russia to Develop Its Own Crypto Mining Pools in Light of Overseas Mining Invasion

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. […]