Europe

Startup Raises $3.9 Million in Tokenized Equity in London Stock Exchange Test Issuance

| Daniel Palmer

Blockchain startup 20|30 has raised £3 million in a sale of tokenized shares in a test carried out with the London Stock Exchange Group.

EU Blockchain Group Launches With SWIFT, Ripple Onboard

| Yogita Khatri

Over 100 firms including SWIFT, IBM and Ripple have joined a blockchain association officially launched by the European Commission on Wednesday.

A Small Bank in Germany Is Now Nearly 30% Owned by Crypto Companies

| Leigh Cuen

The blockchain startup Nimiq has just joined the ranks of WEG Bank AG shareholders like TokenPay and the Litecoin Foundation.

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Craig Wright’s nChain Is Hiring a Lawyer to Protect Its Crypto Patents

| Ian Allison

nChain, founded by self-styled bitcoin inventor Craig S. Wright, is looking for a patent counsel to manage its portfolio of blockchain-related IP.

Swiss Watchdog Rules Crypto Miner’s ICO ‘Seriously Violated’ Laws

| Yogita Khatri

Switzerland's finance regulator has found that crypto mining firm Envion's $90 million ICO took deposits from investors unlawfully.

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

| Yogita Khatri

Alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted by several countries, has filed in Greece for extradition to Russia.

UK Parliament Presented Showcase of Real-World Blockchain Applications

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. Parliament has been presented demos of real-world blockchain applications designed to educate policymakers.

Malta Teams With Crypto Security Firm to Manage Financial Crimes Risk

| Daniel Palmer

Malta is turning to crypto sleuthing startup CipherTrace for technical help addressing the risk of financial crimes in its digital asset industry.

73% of UK Consumers Say They Don’t Know What Cryptocurrency Is

| Yogita Khatri

Three-quarters of U.K. consumers don't know what a cryptocurrency is or can't define it, according to a survey by the nation's financial regulator.

French President Says Blockchain Could Put Europe at ‘Vanguard’ of Innovation

| Daniel Palmer

Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to benefit agriculture and consumers.