Browsing the "European Commission" Tag

European Competition Watchdog Fears Libra’s ‘Closed Economy’

| Daniel Kuhn

The European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, is asking tough questions of Libra over its potential closed economy.

Facebook Libra Already Facing an EU Antitrust Probe: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook is reportedly already under investigation by the EU over antitrust issues related to its Libra cryptocurrency project.

Malta Needs to Up Its AML Game As Crypto Sector Grows, Says EU

| Daniel Palmer

Malta should increase its anti-money laundering policing to match the growth in financial and crypto services, according to the EU.

EU Blockchain Group Launches With SWIFT, Ripple Onboard

| Yogita Khatri

Over 100 firms including SWIFT, IBM and Ripple have joined a blockchain association officially launched by the European Commission on Wednesday.

European Finance Regulators Call for Bloc-Wide Crypto Rules

| Yogita Khatri

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.

Major Banks Sign Up for New EU Commission Blockchain App Association

| Yogita Khatri

The European Commission, the EU's executive body, is launching a blockchain app association next year and already has major banks on board.

‘Crypto Assets Are Here to Stay,’ Says EU Commission Vice President

| Wolfie Zhao

The European Commission will conclude a regulatory assessment of crypto assets this year, because "they are here to stay," says an official.

22 European Nations Form New Blockchain Partnership

| Sujha Sundararajan

Over 20 European countries have jointly established a new blockchain group to share technical and regulatory expertise.

Blockchain Is ‘Going Mainstream’ Says European Commission Official

| David Floyd

European Commission vice president Andrus Ansip stressed the need for governments and private firms to invest in blockchain technology.

EU Eyes Blockchain Push With New FinTech Action Plan

| Wolfie Zhao

The European Commission said it will host a Fintech Lab to foster emerging technologies including blockchain starting from Q2 2018.