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The European Union’s banking regulator is worried about how it will enforce new crypto rules (Sara Kurfeß/Unsplash)
EU Banking Regulator Worries It Can’t Find the Staff to Regulate Crypto: Report
José Manuel Campa, chair of the European Banking Authority, told the Financial Times he is worried the agency does not yet have the capacity to supervise digital assets.
The European Union’s banking regulator is worried about how it will enforce new crypto rules (Sara Kurfeß/Unsplash)

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Banks Don’t Need Extra Crypto Protections Yet, EU Regulator Says
The European Banking Authority said it will start work this year to map out crypto activities and spot new financial risks.
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EU Crypto Laundering Plans Could Overwhelm Authorities, Bank Regulator Says
Officials urged lawmakers to think again as they approach the last stage of privacy-busting proposals.
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Bitcoin App Bottle Pay Shuts Down Over Impending EU Money-Laundering Laws
Bottle Pay is shutting down, citing the EU's new AML rules, which could compel crypto wallet providers to collect KYC info from users starting next month.
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European Finance Regulators Call for Bloc-Wide Crypto Rules
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.
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EU Lawmaker Wants Standard Regulations to Allow 'Passport' for ICOs
One European lawmaker wants to standardize ICO regulations, thereby making it easier for projects to raise funding across the EU.
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BBVA Can't Hold Cryptocurrency – And That's a Problem
The bank wants to use ethereum as a notary, but regulators discourage holding even the tiny bit of ether needed to put data on the public blockchain.
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EU Regulator: DLT In Trade Finance Still Faces Legal Uncertainty
The European Banking Authority published a report to raise public awareness of the benefits and risks associated with the use of DLT in finance.
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Why EBA Proposals Would Set an Absurd Precedent for Bitcoin Startups
The EBA's new proposals for digital currency could make starting a bitcoin exchange more onerous than opening a bank, argues lawyer Adam Vaziri.
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EBA: 51% Attack Remains Bitcoin’s Biggest Problem
Bitcoin’s biggest problem is still the threat of a 51% attack, according to Dr Dirk Haubrich of the European Banking Authority (EBA).
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