Europe

Cryptocurrency Tops EU Watchdog’s 2018 Agenda

| Wolfie Zhao

The Europe Union's top securities watchdog has said that cryptocurrencies will be one of its top priorities in 2018.

ECB President: EU Banks Show ‘Limited Appetite’ for Cryptocurrencies

| Wolfie Zhao

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has said credit institutions in Europe are not as keen on cryptocurrencies as the public.

Sanctions Showdown Looms for US and Cryptocurrency

| Brian Fleming

If OFAC turns its eye toward cryptocurrencies, it could be only a matter of time before it makes an example of one or more entities to send a message.

Why Crypto Is Spreading Up the Dublin Coast

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

The crypto landscape in Dublin has changed rapidly, and with an enthusiasm perhaps disproportionate to the city's scale.

EU Launches Blockchain Observatory With Ethereum Startup

| Annaliese Milano

The European Union initiative launched Thursday will fund up to $425 million in blockchain projects and draw on ConsenSys' expertise and connections.

German Regulator Orders Crypto Exchange to Halt Brokerage Business

| Sujha Sundararajan

A German financial watchdog has ordered Crypto.exchange GmbH to immediately stop offering financial commission services.

UK Crypto Trader Forced to Hand Over Bitcoin at Gunpoint

| Sujha Sundararajan

A British man who runs a cryptocurrency trading firm was yesterday forced at gunpoint to hand over an unknown quantity of bitcoin.

Paris

France Creates Working Group for Cryptocurrency Regulation

| Sujha Sundararajan

The French minister of the economy has announced the creation of a working group to develop cryptocurrency regulations.

Swiss Government Supports Launch Blockchain Task Force

| Nikhilesh De

The Swiss government has launched a new initiative to cement its regulatory framework surrounding blockchain startups and ICOs.

ECB Official Calls for Tax on Bitcoin Transactions

| Nikhilesh De

Bitcoin should be regulated and even taxed, according to a European Central Bank (ECB) governing council member.