Europe

UK Treasury Launches Inquiry Into Cryptocurrency

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. Treasury Committee has today announced that it will conduct an investigation into issues around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Gibraltar Will Take Market-Driven Approach to ICO Rules

| Annaliese Milano

Top officials say Gibraltar will let the market determine what 'good' ICOs look like, and hinted that crypto investment fund regulation is to come.

Finland Mandates Cold Storage, Public Auctions for Seized Bitcoins

| Daniel Palmer

The Finnish government has released guidelines prescribing how authorities must handle the 2,000 bitcoin confiscated since 2016.

Lithuania’s Central Bank Probes 100 Million Euro ICO

| Stan Higgins

Lithuania's central bank has said it is probing Bankera's initial coin offering after determining that the token offered counts as a security.

Swiss Finance Regulator to Treat Some ICO Tokens As Securities

| Daniel Palmer

Switzerland's financial regulator has released new guidelines indicating it will treat some initial coin offerings (ICOs) as securities.

European Authorities Seek Arrests in Bitcoin Scam Investigation

| Annaliese Milano

Austrian authorities are pursuing suspects across Europe in an alleged bitcoin scam that led to millions of dollars in losses for investors.

Regulate Bitcoin? ‘Not The ECB’s Responsibility,’ Says Mario Draghi

| Nikhilesh De

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has said it's not his institution's job to regulate cryptocurrencies.

Russian Ministry Proposes Capital Mandates for ICO Organizers

| Wolfie Zhao

One of Russia's government ministries has proposed a law that would introduce a capital threshold for initial coin offering (ICO) organizers.

Gibraltar’s Government Is Moving to Regulate ICOs

| Annaliese Milano

Gibraltar's legislators plan to discuss a draft of a law proposing to regulate ICOs.

Yves Mersch

ECB’s Mersch Airs Concerns Over Crypto ‘Gold Rush’

| Daniel Palmer

The ECB executive board member has supported recent criticism of bitcoin by Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank for International Settlements.