Europe

France Approves Blockchain TradingĀ of Unlisted Securities

| Sujha Sundararajan

The French government has given the official nod for trading unlisted securities using blockchain technology.

Invest in Bitcoin ‘At Your Own Risk,’ Warns French Central Bank

| Daniel Palmer

The governor of the Bank of France has warned on the risks of investing in bitcoin, calling the cryptocurrency "speculative."

Bitcoin ATM Installations Draw Warning from Russian Prosecutors

| Stan Higgins

Prosecutors in the Russian state of Tatarstan have issued a warning to a local businessman about two bitcoin ATMs.

ECB Council Member: Central Banks Considering Crypto Regulation

| Sujha Sundararajan

The European Central Bank's Ewald Nowotny has said that China's recent crackdown has brought new focus on cryptocurrency regulations.

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Faces Extradition Hearing Next Month

| Stan Higgins

An alleged money laundered tied to the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month.

European Financial Regulator Warns Investors On ICO Risks

| Sujha Sundararajan

The European Securities and Markets Authority has issued statements outlining the perceived risks of ICOs for investors and startups.

European Commission to Assess Potential of EU-Wide Blockchain Infrastructure

| Sujha Sundararajan

The European Commission (EC) is launching a study aimed to assess the potential of an EU-wide blockchain infrastructure.

Baltic Nations Agree to Support DLT Development

| Nikhilesh De

Three Baltic governments have struck an accord that includes a commitment to support the development of technologies like blockchain.

Britain’s Royal Mint Reveals Details on ‘Live’ Blockchain for Tracking Gold

| Michael del Castillo

At the London Blockchain Summit this week, the U.K.'s Royal Mint revealed details of its gold tracking blockchain, RMG, and hinted at plans to come.

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London Stock Exchange Exec: Fiat Cash Impeding Blockchain Trials

| Michael del Castillo

An exec from the London Stock Exchange hinted at growing pains for bank blockchains Tueday, suggesting fiat currencies may be hindering innovation.