Europe

France Accuses Intelligence Agent of Selling State Secrets for Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

A French security official was arrested last week on charges of selling state secrets and accepting bitcoin in return, local media sources say.

Malta’s Prime Minister Hails Crypto as ‘Future of Money’ in UN Speech

| Daniel Palmer

Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat, has told the U.N. that cryptocurrencies are "the inevitable future of money."

Europol Warns of Crypto Hacks and Mining Malware in Latest Report

| Daniel Palmer

Europol has warned against the rising threats of cryptocurrency hacks and mining malware in a new report.

money, ukraine

Ukrainian Parliament Proposes Taxing Crypto-Related Profits

| Anna Baydakova

The Ukrainian parliament has introduced a bill outlining taxes on cryptocurrency-related profits.

identity, privacy

Brave Launches Legal Offensive on Google Ads Data Collection Practices

| Anna Baydakova

The startup behind Brave Browser has filed regulatory complaints against Google over the "massive" amount of user data exposed in online advertising.

ECB Has ‘No Plans’ to Issue a Digital Euro, Says Mario Draghi

| Daniel Palmer

The chief of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, said Friday that the institution has "no plans" to issue a digital currency, Reuters reports.

Manufacturing Giant Rostec to Manage Data on Waves Blockchain Platform

| Anna Baydakova

The Russian state-owned conglomerate will develop a blockchain to manage data on its vast holdings, which include car, helicopter and firearms makers.

‘Crypto Assets Are Here to Stay,’ Says EU Commission Vice President

| Wolfie Zhao

The European Commission will conclude a regulatory assessment of crypto assets this year, because "they are here to stay," says an official.

EU Lawmaker Wants Standard Regulations to Allow ‘Passport’ for ICOs

| Nikhilesh De

One European lawmaker wants to standardize ICO regulations, thereby making it easier for projects to raise funding across the EU.

Think Tank Report Argues for Standardized Crypto Rules Within EU

| Nikhilesh De

A Brussels-based think tank believes the EU should enforce standardized regulations on cryptocurrencies for each member nation.