Canada’s CoinSmart Crypto Exchange Raises $3.5M for European Expansion

The exchange's owner is also planning a reverse takeover with the aim of listing on TSX Ventures.

Business  ·  1 March 2021
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Bitcoin Slumps to $31K on Sell-Off in US and Europe

Uncertainty is leading many to take short-term profit, according to the "Coinbase Premium" indicator.

Markets  ·  21 January 2021

Publisher of ‘Infinite Fleet’ Game Kicks Off Token Offering With $1M Tether Investment

The security token offering enables investors in select EU countries to share in future profits, Exordium says.

Business  ·  18 January 2021

Bitcoin ETP Trading at Levels Seen by Top European ETFs: FT

Only one major ETF was trading at volumes slightly higher than the BTCetc ETP in the first 11 days of January, says the FT.

Markets  ·  15 January 2021

Coinbase Apologizes to UK and EU Customers Hit by Regulatory Lockouts

The mea culpa was mum on Coinbase's broader troubles in keeping global trading running smoothly.

News  ·  13 January 2021

FiCAS’ Actively Managed Crypto ETP Gets Green Light for European Expansion

The first actively managed crypto ETP, the BTCA was launched in Switzerland last July.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 January 2021

Rebranded Libra Still a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’: German Finance Minister

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz took aim at the rebranded lDiem and said it would take more than cosmetic changes to smoothen regulatory concerns.

News  ·  7 December 2020
Exchanges Takes Steps Toward Financial Licensure in Malta

The Hong Kong-based crypto firm received preliminary approval from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) for two financial licenses.

Business  ·  24 November 2020

BitFlyer Opens Japanese Bitcoin Market to European Traders

The cross-border initiative opens Japan's high-volume bitcoin markets to European traders courting the bitcoin/yen trading pair.

News  ·  30 September 2020

Bitpanda Raises $52M Series A Led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

With $100 million raised to date, crypto brokerage Bitpanda will be "Europe's next fintech unicorn," says lead investor Valar Ventures.

Business  ·  29 September 2020

Leaked EU Draft Proposes All-Encompassing Laws for Crypto Assets

The European Commission may be proposing an all-encompassing set of regulations covering the trading of digital assets across the 27-nation bloc.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 September 2020

ECB President: Europe Has Fallen Behind in the Digital Payments Race

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said a digital euro can place the region at the cutting edge of innovation but it may have fallen behind in the global competition for creating digital payment ecosystems.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 September 2020

Coinbase Taps Marcus Hughes as New Eurozone Chief

Hughes had taken over Coinbase's international legal operations earlier this month.

News  ·  25 August 2020

Bitcoin App Bottlepay Is Back From the Dead With a New Lightning App

Bottlepay remodeled its whole product to comply with EU regulations. Roughly 1,000 people are now on the waitlist for the app's relaunch.

Business  ·  10 July 2020

Swiss Bank InCore Enables Euro On-Ramp for Crypto Exchange Kraken

The move comes at a time when traders are seeking alternative sources of capital value during an "uncertain macroeconomic climate."

News  ·  3 July 2020