Europe

Europol Developing ‘Serious Game’ to Help Train Crypto Crime Fighters

| Daniel Palmer

The European crime fighting agency is developing a game to teach law enforcement officers how to trace cryptocurrencies in criminal investigations.

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S.L. Benfica Is The First Major European Football Club To Accept Cryptocurrency

| Diana Aguilar

S.L. Benfica fans can now lay down bitcoin and ether to pick up a team jersey.

Malta Needs to Up Its AML Game As Crypto Sector Grows, Says EU

| Daniel Palmer

Malta should increase its anti-money laundering policing to match the growth in financial and crypto services, according to the EU.

Bitbond Plans to Raise $3.9 Million in Germany’s ‘First’ Regulated STO

| Yogita Khatri

Blockchain-based lending platform Bitbond says its security token offering is the first to be approved by a regulator in Germany.

Russia’s Central Depository to Launch Security Token Blockchain Next Month

| Ian Allison

Russia’s National Settlement Depository will launch its long-awaited digital asset ledger next month – 5,000 kilometers away from its Moscow HQ.

Crypto and Forex Scam Reports Tripled in the UK Last Year, Watchdog Says

| Yogita Khatri

Reports of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange scams surged in the U.K. last year, while total reported losses dropped, says the FCA.

Cryptocurrencies Pose No Threat to Financial Stability: EU Central Bank

| Yogita Khatri

The European Central Bank has said that cryptocurrencies are currently not a threat to financial stability in the euro zone.

Creditor Takes Crypto Startup London Block Exchange to Court

| Ian Allison and Anna Baydakova

A law firm has taken the London Block Exchange to court saying it's owed money, but the startup's CEO has denied it is going out of business.

Banks Can’t Snub Crypto Startups Thanks to France’s New Blockchain Law

| Ian Allison

France's wide-ranging new blockchain law aims to solve a longstanding problem for crypto startups: banking, or lack thereof.

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.