Spanish Securities Watchdog Warns 12 Firms Including Huobi, Bybit for Non-Registration

The watchdog isn't banning the exchanges.

News  ·  17 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

Former Coinbase UK CEO Joins Spanish Crypto Exchange Bit2Me

Feroz left his role at Coinbase in August 2020 and has since taken on several advisory roles in the crypto space.

News  ·  15 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

McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison as Extradition Loomed; Autopsy Planned

The software magnate and crypto investor had been facing extradition to the U.S. on fraud charges.

People  ·  23 June 2021

Spanish High Court Authorizes Extradition of John McAfee to the US: Report

The Spanish court authorized the extradition of John McAfee to face charges related to his 2016-2018 tax returns.

News  ·  23 June 2021
Venture Capital

Crypto Trading App Atani Raises $6.25M

The funding round was led by JME Ventures, an early investor in unicorn payments provider Flywire.

Business  ·  6 April 2021

Spanish City Lebrija Launches Local Virtual Currency ‘Elio’ as Form of Stimulus

The elio can only be used for payments to small and medium-sized businesses.

News  ·  29 December 2020

Spain’s Second-Largest Bank Will Soon Launch Crypto Services: Sources

BBVA is poised to enter the cryptocurrency trading and custody space, according to two people familiar with the plans.

Business  ·  7 December 2020
Carbon Emissions

Ride-Sharing Giant Cabify to Track and Offset Carbon Emissions Using Blockchain Platform

Cabify, one of the world's largest ridesharing companies, is moving to offset its carbon emissions with the help of blockchain marketplace ClimateTrade.

Business  ·  3 December 2020

Major Spanish Firms Including Santander Unveil Blockchain Identity Project

A group of Spanish companies, including banks and energy firms, is working to develop a "self-managed" digital identity system using blockchain technology.

Tech  ·  5 November 2020

Spanish Police Arrest Head of Billion-Dollar Crypto Arbitrage Platform on Fraud Allegations

Arbistar 2.0 operator Santiago Fuentes was arrested Wednesday and faces criminal fraud and money laundering charges in Spain.

News  ·  22 October 2020

Bank of Spain to Weigh Digital Currency Design Proposals, ‘Implications’ Through 2021

The "priority" research comes as Spain weighs a global pivot to digital economies.

News  ·  16 October 2020

Spain Working on Bill to Force Crypto Holders to Disclose Assets, Gains

The planned bill comes as part of broader legislation aimed at cracking down on tax fraud, a government spokesperson said.

Policy & regulation  ·  13 October 2020
Money Laundering

Spanish Police Accuse Illegal Drug Vendor of Laundering $3.3M Haul in Crypto

The National Police of Spain said vendors’ “purchase of virtual currency stands out.” Police arrested 33 suspects across two parallel raids.

News  ·  30 June 2020