Europe

Huobi Plans to Open Fiat Gateway with Lira-Tether Pairing in Turkey

| David Pan

Global crypto exchange Huobi plans to roll out a fiat gateway in Turkey that could increase access to more than 250 cryptocurrencies for local…

France’s Le Maire Attacks Facebook’s ‘Political’ Ambitions With Libra

| William Foxley

The French finance minister has said Libra is an "unacceptable" challenge to state sovereignty and suggested political motives behind the project.

French Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

| Danny Nelson

A French central banker is calling for a global regulatory framework on crypto assets.

US Law Enforcement Traces Bitcoin Transfers to Nab ‘Largest’ Child Porn Site

| David Pan

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a South Korean citizen for operating a child porn site, funded by millions dollars worth of bitcoin.

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Ford Test Driving Blockchain for Energy-Efficient Vehicles

| Daniel Kuhn

Ten vehicles have been outfitted with geofencing and blockchain capabilities to monitor their fuel efficiency in low-emission zones.

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Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Is Bringing Blockchain to Zurich

| Danny Nelson

The Crypto Valley Association and Zurich Tourism are working to bring blockchain awareness, tourism and business to Zurich.

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Coinbase Eyes European Growth After Winning Irish E-Money License

| William Foxley

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been granted an Irish e-money license that will bring it greater access to EU and EEA markets.

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Traditional Financial Exchanges Oppose UK Crypto Derivatives Ban for Retail Investors

| David Pan

The World Federation of Exchanges asked the UK's Financial Conduct Authority not to ban the sale of crypto derivatives to retail investors.

Bank of England Sets Out Rules for Libra Launch in the UK

| William Foxley

The central bank has finalized principles the Facebook-led cryptocurrency project must adopt before a U.K. launch.

German Finance Minister Supports Digital Euro, But ‘Very Critical’ of Libra

| William Foxley

Speaking on a possible e-euro, minister Olaf Scholz said Germany "should not leave the field to China, Russia, the U.S. or any private providers."