Crypto Exchange Bitpanda Raises $263M at $4.1B Valuation

Crowned Austria’s first tech unicorn in March, the firm is now worth even more.

Business  ·  17 August 2021

German Crypto Startups Welcome $415B ‘Spezialfonds’ Law, Even if the Impact Is Small So Far

A new German law allows for $415 billion in new crypto investment. But, given the conservative nature of "spezialfonds," the money might take time to arrive.

Features  ·  6 August 2021

Spain Opposition Party Introduces Bill to Allow Mortgage Payments With Crypto

Presented by the opposition leading party, Partido Popular, the project also includes the creation of a national crypto assets council.

News  ·  3 August 2021

EU-Backed Investment Fund Puts $30M Into Crypto VC Firm’s New $130M Vehicle

The backing of Fabric Ventures marks the first time a fund affiliated with the European Commission has invested in digital assets.

Business  ·  29 July 2021

The Node: Europe’s Hidden Agenda on Crypto Wallets

Although Europe isn't banning anonymous crypto wallets, proposed rule changes could hurt the crypto industry. It's time to fight back.

Opinion  ·  23 July 2021

Bitstamp Adds Support for Euro-Backed Tether Stablecoin Amid Increasing Demand

Access to EURT will save Bitstamp's euro users time and money without a loss of purchasing power, a Bitstamp executive said.

News  ·  21 July 2021

Bank of America Is Clearing Crypto ETPs for Hedge Funds in Europe: Sources

The bank’s prime brokerage unit is said to be allowing clients to access various crypto exchange-traded products.

Business  ·  20 July 2021

EU Policymakers Propose Tighter Regulation of Crypto Transfers

The European Commission made the proposal to help crack down on flows of illicit money.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 July 2021

ECB Moves to Start Digital Euro Project

The ECB has been discussing the potential launch of a eurozone central bank digital currency since the beginning of the year.

News  ·  14 July 2021

Ripple Hires Mastercard’s Sendi Young as European Managing Director

Young will be responsible for overseeing strategy including the expansion of Ripple’s network technology, RippleNet.

News  ·  30 June 2021

Morgan Stanley Says Digital Euro Could Deplete Bank Deposits by 8%: Report

Smaller countries such as Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia would be hit the hardest.

News  ·  16 June 2021

Security Tokens Could See Rapid Growth in Europe, Outpacing Cryptocurrencies

Security tokens could take off in Europe, potentially surpassing market volume for cryptos by 2026.

Markets  ·  26 May 2021

VanEck Launches ‘First of Its Kind’ Digital Assets ETF in Europe

The ETF is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse under the ticker “DAPP."

Markets  ·  6 May 2021

Europe’s Investment Bank Plans to Settle Bonds in Euros Using Blockchain: Report

The EU union's lending arm is reportedly readying a digital bond sale using blockchain technology.

News  ·  13 April 2021

Germany’s Central Bank Tests Blockchain Solution to Counter CBDCs

The Bundesbank has been looking for settlement solutions that do not require a CBDC.

News  ·  25 March 2021