Europe

UK Announces ‘Dirty Money’ Crackdown, Including Tougher Crypto Regime

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. government has drawn up an action plan aimed to combat financial crimes that it says will include a new regime for crypto assets.

Facebook’s Libra Is a ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Regulators, Says ECB Policymaker

| Daniel Palmer

Benoit Coeure of the European Central Bank has said projects like Facebook's Libra require faster action from regulators.

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UK Finance Watchdog Takes Step Toward Ban on Crypto Derivatives

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority is now consulting on a ban of cryptocurrency-based derivatives and ETNs in a bid to protect investors.

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Irish Crypto Exchange Bitsane May Have Disappeared With Users’ Funds

| Daniel Palmer

Irish cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane may have done a runner with users' funds, according to a report.

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A Wannabe Netflix Raised $575 Million on Ethereum – Then Ditched Crypto

| Leigh Cuen

From yachting with Selena Gomez to doling out TaTaTu tokens to movie stars, one producer's road to Hollywood was paved with ICO excess.

Six Arrested Over Cloned Crypto Exchange That Stole €24 Million

| Daniel Palmer

Europol and police agencies have busted a cloned exchange operation that stole over $27 million in bitcoin from thousands of victims.

Swiss Central Banker ‘Relaxed’ About Facebook’s Libra Crypto

| Daniel Palmer

A Swiss central banker has suggested that Facebook's cryptocurrency project, Libra, is not ruffling any feathers with the regulator, Reuters…

G7 Forming Task Force in Response to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

| Daniel Palmer

France is setting up a task force within the Group of Seven nations to examine regulatory issues raised by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.

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.