European Union

Ireland’s Central Bank Governor Says Digital Euro Is ‘Very Likely’

Introducing a digital euro would represent a "fundamental shift" in the eurozone's financial architecture, Governor Gabriel Makhlouf noted.

News  ·  30 July 2021

Growth in Euro Stablecoins Spurs Dreams of Digital Forex Market

But challenges remain on financing and regulations.

Business  ·  9 July 2021
Money Laundering

EU to Propose New Agency for Crypto Crackdown

Crypto-asset service providers would be obliged to collect and disclose data concerning originators and beneficiaries of transfers.

News  ·  8 July 2021

Binance Temporarily Stops Payments From EU’s Sepa Platform: Report

The exchange has faced increasing headwinds in Europe over the past two weeks.

News  ·  6 July 2021
European Union

EU to Designate Bank of Spain, Securities Regulator for Crypto Oversight: Report

Draft regulation also requires businesses offering crypto services in the EU to have a base in the bloc, Cinco Dias reports.

News  ·  25 June 2021

Binance’s Stock Tokens May Violate Law, Germany’s Financial Watchdog Says

BaFin said the stock tokens tracking Tesla, Coinbase and MicroStrategy have been identified as “suspicious” and the exchange could be fined up to $6 million.

News  ·  28 April 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

Revolut Adds 11 Cryptocurrencies to Its Trading Offerings

Cardano (ADA), uniswap (UNI) and filecoin (FIL) were among those added.

News  ·  9 April 2021

EU Regulators Warn Again on Crypto Investment Risks

The European Supervisory Authorities said some cryptocurrencies are "highly risky and speculative" in a new report.

Policy & regulation  ·  17 March 2021

EU Parliament Receives Petition Seeking to Establish Crypto Crime Victims’ Fund

The petition asks the EU to take a tiny fee on crypto transactions to be pooled into a fund for victims of fraud and hacks.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 January 2021

Why Europe Bests the US at Attracting Crypto Startups

The EU has created a common framework for regulating crypto across the economic bloc. The U.S. is still working out its approach.

Policy & regulation  ·  1 December 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

French Central Bank Chief Eyes Public-Private Partnership for Possible Digital Euro

The governor of the Banque de France said private-sector involvement could benefit a future digital euro initiative.

Policy & regulation  ·  11 September 2020

EU Privacy Shield Ruling Is an Opportunity and Conundrum for Decentralized Tech

A judgment striking down an EU-U.S. data sharing agreement may pose compliance issues for U.S. startups. But privacy tech could offer a post-law solution.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 July 2020

Bitcoin Rises With Stocks as EU Agrees to €750B in Coronavirus Stimulus

Bitcoin edged higher on Tuesday as stock markets cheered the EU's decision to approve a landmark coronavirus recovery fund.

Markets  ·  21 July 2020