EU

supply-chain, trade
Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal
CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues a new small business blockchain effort out of the EU may have bigger implications than it seems.
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EU Flags
EU Watchdog: Distributed Ledgers Still Face Key Challenges
ESMA has released a new paper on blockchains and distributed ledgers as part of a fact-finding effort into the technology.
EU Flags

EU Parl
Europe's Regulatory Blockchain Shift on Display at Private Parliament Event
Epiphyte co-founder and general counsel Gabrielle Patrick weighs in on the major factors that shaped a recent EU Parliament event on blockchain.
EU Parl

European Parliament
European Parliament Holds Hearing on Digital Currency Regulation
A European Parliament committee held a public hearing into virtual currencies this week.
European Parliament

European Union
SWIFT: Bitcoin Regulation in the EU Won't Happen Soon
The European Union (EU) is years away from implementing a consistent framework for cryptocurrency regulation, according to a new report by SWIFT.
European Union

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New EU Legislation on VAT Could Be Bad News for Bitcoin
EU rules requiring merchants to record the country of residence of their customers could be bad news for pseudonymous payments systems like bitcoin.
EU VAT forms

Istanbul, Turkey
Bitupcard Rolls Out Bitcoin Voucher Scheme at 30 Stores Across Turkey
Bitupcard is a voucher scheme launching in Turkey that makes bitcoin buying as easy as topping up your mobile.
Istanbul, Turkey

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Bitcoin Exchange Igot Expands to Over 40 Countries
Australia-based exchange igot is opening up its services to over 40 countries, including all of the EU and parts of the Middle East and Africa.
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Receipts
Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VAT
While not yet official, there are hints that bitcoin transactions might not be liable for VAT in the Netherlands.
Receipts

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Finland Classifies Bitcoin as VAT-Exempt Financial Service
Finnish regulators have classified bitcoin as a financial service, thus granting it VAT-exempt status.
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