Jack Schickler

Jack Schickler

Jack Schickler was a CoinDesk reporter focused on crypto regulations, based in Brussels, Belgium. He previously wrote about financial regulation for news site MLex, before which he was a speechwriter and policy analyst at the European Commission and the U.K. Treasury. He doesn’t own any crypto.

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EU lawmaker Assita Kanko (Assita Kanko's office)
I’m Not Anti-Crypto, Says Architect of Controversial EU Money Laundering Proposal
In an exclusive interview, Belgium’s Assita Kanko tells CoinDesk she just wants to stop anonymous payments being used for crime. Her claims seem unlikely to impress an industr...
EU lawmaker Assita Kanko (Assita Kanko's office)
EU Parliament (artjazz/Shutterstock)
EU Parliament Passes Privacy-Busting Crypto Rules Despite Industry Criticism
Lawmakers are set to end even the smallest anonymous crypto transactions, and plan measures that could see unregulated exchanges cut off.
EU Parliament (artjazz/Shutterstock)
Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Crypto Popularity Could Pose Stability Risk, EU Watchdog Warns, as It Ponders New Powers
Fintech firms could face bank-style lending caps to stop crypto markets overheating, the European Systemic Risk Board said.
Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
ECB Official Fabio Panetta (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)
ECB Official Calls for ‘Less Tolerant’ Approach to Bitcoin ‘Gambling’
Fabio Panetta's remarks come as EU lawmakers consider measures to end anonymous crypto transactions and cut off unregulated exchanges.
ECB Official Fabio Panetta (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JANUARY 20, 2020 : Italian member of the European Central Bank's executive board Fabio Panetta (L) and the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde (R) are waiting prior an Eurogroup Ministers meeting in the Jusuts Lipsius, the European Union Council headquarter on January 20, 2010, in Brussels, Belgium. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will present the main findings of its euro area Article IV interim mission. he Eurogroup will discuss the updated draft budgetary plan of Portugal for 2020, on the basis of a Commission opinion. The outcome is expected to be reflected in a Eurogroup statement. The Commission will present its proposal for the draft recommendation on the economic policy of euro area for 2020, published on 17 December. Ministers will have a first exchange of views on the proposal. The Council addresses annual recommendations on economic policy to the euro area as part of the European Semester. (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
Small Digital Euro Payments Won’t Need Laundering Checks, ECB Official Says
The proposals regarding the potential future central bank digital currency come as lawmakers prepare to scrap anonymous bitcoin payments.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JANUARY 20, 2020 : Italian member of the European Central Bank's executive board Fabio Panetta (L) and the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde (R) are waiting prior an Eurogroup Ministers meeting in the Jusuts Lipsius, the European Union Council headquarter on January 20, 2010, in Brussels, Belgium. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will present the main findings of its euro area Article IV interim mission. he Eurogroup will discuss the updated draft budgetary plan of Portugal for 2020, on the basis of a Commission opinion. The outcome is expected to be reflected in a Eurogroup statement. The Commission will present its proposal for the draft recommendation on the economic policy of euro area for 2020, published on 17 December. Ministers will have a first exchange of views on the proposal. The Council addresses annual recommendations on economic policy to the euro area as part of the European Semester. (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
The European Parliament (FrankyDeMeyer/Getty Images)
Crypto Privacy Positions Harden Ahead of Crunch EU Vote
Lawmakers don’t appear swayed by crypto industry claims as they consider applying anti-laundering identification rules to the sector, but some argue the EU plans are unworkabl...
The European Parliament (FrankyDeMeyer/Getty Images)
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (CoinDesk)
FTX Taps Ex-Liechtenstein Regulator as EU Strategy Lead
Marcel Lötscher, previously a senior official at the country's financial market supervisor, will become head of regulatory strategy for the global crypto exchange in October.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (CoinDesk)
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EU Lawmakers to Vote on Blocking Anonymous Crypto Payments, Documents Show
The European Parliament also wants to curb payments to tax havens and check people’s identity even for payments between unhosted wallets.
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Margrethe Vestager and French Minister Cédric O in negotiations Thursday (French Economics Ministry)
EU Passes Law to ‘Rein In’ Big Tech’s Domination Over Smaller Players
Companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon and Meta could face fines as high as 20% of turnover as the EU seeks to stop “gatekeepers” curbing competition from smaller players.
Margrethe Vestager and French Minister Cédric O in negotiations Thursday (French Economics Ministry)
Ashley Alder, the Hong Kong regulator who chairs IOSCO’s board (Bloomberg/Getty)
Securities Regulators Cast Doubt on DeFi's Decentralization Claims
International standard-setter IOSCO said its members will take coordinated action to control what it called significant risks of the emerging DeFi market.
Ashley Alder, the Hong Kong regulator who chairs IOSCO’s board (Bloomberg/Getty)