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ECB Official Fabio Panetta (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)
ECB Official Calls for ‘Less Tolerant’ Approach to Bitcoin ‘Gambling’
Fabio Panetta's remarks come as EU lawmakers consider measures to end anonymous crypto transactions and cut off unregulated exchanges.
ECB Official Fabio Panetta (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk)

Fabio Panetta with ECB President Christine Lagarde (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
Small Digital Euro Payments Won’t Need Laundering Checks, ECB Official Says
The proposals regarding the potential future central bank digital currency come as lawmakers prepare to scrap anonymous bitcoin payments.
Fabio Panetta with ECB President Christine Lagarde (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)

Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances (Daniele SCHNEIDER/Getty Images)
Crypto Implicated in Child Porn, Terrorism, French Official Says, Calling for End to Online Anonymity
The head of France’s anti-dirty money unit said the authorities should be able to access information about even small online transfers.
Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances (Daniele SCHNEIDER/Getty Images)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde (Ronald Wittek/Getty Images)
ECB’s Lagarde Supports Acceleration of Digital Euro Work
Concerns over crypto’s role in evading sanctions have prompted regulators worldwide to speed up efforts in the sector.
European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde (Ronald Wittek/Getty Images)

Bitcoin drops to $39,000, reversing Wednesday's spike. (CoinDesk, Highcharts.com)
Bitcoin Reverses Wednesday's Gain Ahead of ECB Rate Decision, US Inflation
Markets have scaled back bets of ECB tightening in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war.
Bitcoin drops to $39,000, reversing Wednesday's spike. (CoinDesk, Highcharts.com)

ECB President Christine Lagarde (CoinDesk archives)
ECB Wants Quick Action on Crypto Regulation Following Russian Sanctions
The European parliament earlier today postponed a vote on a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.
ECB President Christine Lagarde (CoinDesk archives)

The European Central Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany (Pixabay)
ECB, BOE Have Scant Leeway to Influence Bitcoin
While all macro decisions matter, the Fed is the most important as it drives the global policy, one observer said.
The European Central Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany (Pixabay)

ECB building in Frankfurt, Germany (Shutterstock)
ECB Sounds Alarm Over Linkages Between Stablecoins and Conventional Financial Markets
The central bank said exotic market segments, such as crypto, remain subject to “speculative bouts of volatility.”
ECB building in Frankfurt, Germany (Shutterstock)

The ECB's headquarters in Brussels (Shutterstock)
ECB Hires Former ING Director as Digital Euro Program Manager
Evelien Witlox starts in January and will work on the ECB’s investigation phase of the digital euro project.
The ECB's headquarters in Brussels (Shutterstock)

ECB (Shutterstock)
ECB’s Panetta Says CBDCs ‘Likely’ to Be Legal Tender: Report
However, this status “should not be taken for granted.”
ECB (Shutterstock)