Over 100 firms including SWIFT, IBM and Ripple have joined a blockchain association officially launched by the European Commission on Wednesday.
Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows eurozone-based users to spend cryptocurrencies.
The Bitfury Group has partnered with business payments processor HadePay to bring lightning network-based bitcoin payments to merchants.
Blockchain adoption will be led by permissioned platforms focused on specific use cases or user bases, according to a new EU report.
Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to benefit agriculture and consumers.
The German government is soliciting industry feedback ahead of developing a blockchain strategy by summer, according to Reuters.
The differences between U.S. and EU approaches to crypto asset regulation are even more complicated than they appear, writes Noelle Acheson.
Two top European finance regulators, the EBA and the ESMA, have separately said today that cryptocurrency and ICO rules are needed at the EU level.
The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.
Seven EU member nations have come together to promote the use of blockchain tech to boost government services and economic well-being.