Europe

Luxembourg Passes Bill to Give Blockchain Securities Legal Status

| Daniel Palmer

Securities issued on blockchains in Luxembourg now have the same legal status as traditional securities, after the passing of a new bill.

UK Firm Gets Regulatory Green Light to Offer Crypto Derivatives

| Yogita Khatri

London-based OTC firm B2C2 has just been authorized by the U.K.'s financial watchdog to offer cryptocurrency contracts for difference (CFDs).

IOTA: Almost All Tokens From $11 Million Hack Have Been Found

| Daniel Palmer

Almost all of roughly $11 million-worth of iota tokens alleged to have been stolen by a British man have been found.

Italy’s Senate Moves to Set Legal Foundation for Blockchain Timestamps

| Yogita Khatri

The Italian government could soon amend a law to allow legalized blockchain verification of documents.

Suspect Behind $11 Million Crypto Theft Arrested in Europol-Led Operation

| Yogita Khatri

An investigation by Europol and other police agencies has led to the arrest of a British suspect allegedly behind a spate of crypto thefts.

UK Financial Watchdog Plans Oversight of Security Tokens, Some Stablecoins

| Yogita Khatri

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority has proposed guidance for how various crypto assets should be regulated in the country.

Dutch Financial Authorities Plan Licensing Scheme for Crypto Exchanges

| Yogita Khatri

Financial authorities in the Netherlands plan a licensing scheme for crypto exchanges and wallet providers to lower the risk of financial crimes.

Oceans Apart: Crypto Regulation in the US and EU

| Noelle Acheson

The differences between U.S. and EU approaches to crypto asset regulation are even more complicated than they appear, writes Noelle Acheson.

Danish Tax Agency to Collect User Data from Crypto Exchanges

| Yogita Khatri

The Danish Tax Agency has got the green light to collect trader information from local cryptocurrency exchanges to see if they are paying their dues.

European Finance Regulators Call for Bloc-Wide Crypto Rules

| Yogita Khatri

Two top European finance regulators, the EBA and the ESMA, have separately said today that cryptocurrency and ICO rules are needed at the EU level.