Tag Archive: European Union

  • Blockchain Technology, FinTech, News, News teaser, Technology

    Blockchain Experts in Demand at Mastercard

    Mastercard has their hiring eye on blockchain specialists. The massive corporation seeks to further incorporate the technology into their company and needs skilled help to do it. Long gone are the days when “blockchain” was a term synonymous only with cryptocurrencies. Yes, it is the supporting technology for digital currencies. However, its benefits have far-reaching implications, and not just in the financial industry. Sectors like healthcare and supply chain management can capitalize on this type

    · April 14, 2018 · 5:00 am
  • Finnish Crypto Exchange Prasos Oy's Trading Days May Be Numbered Altcoin News, Legislation, News, News teaser

    Finnish Crypto Exchange Prasos Oy’s Trading Days May Be Numbered

    Four out of the five banks that Finnish-based Prasos Oy uses for their business has severed ties with the exchange, citing money laundering fears as the main reason. Prasos Oy has become a well-known name in the Nordic region’s crypto circuit. The platform relies on the country’s centralized banks to assist in converting their clients’ cryptos into euros. They also run Coinmotion.com and Bittiraha.fi. #Bitcoin dealer #PrasosOy, has one lifeline left. The company exchanges #cryptocurrencies

    · March 9, 2018 · 11:00 pm
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    UK Companies Could Use ICOs to Overcome Brexit Investment Slowdown

    The United Kingdom has seen an investment slowdown over the drawn-out Brexit process, but one crypto expert says UK firms could use ICOs to overcome this circumstance. Way back in June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a move called Brexit. A newly formed government invoked Article 50 to leave the EU eight months later. While the island nation hasn’t sunk into the sea over Brexit, there

    · December 30, 2017 · 9:00 am
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    Call For EU To Draw Up New Bitcoin Regulation

    Addressing regulatory concerns in regard to Bitcoin is proving to be quite a task, with nations eager to not repress innovation while also preventing financial malpractice and warning about investor risk. European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis has written a letter to the heads of financial regulation, responsible to the EU, urging for updated regulatory action specifically in regards to Bitcoin. In the letter, Dombrovskis writes: The developments relating to bitcoin and crypto-currencies in recent weeks require

    · December 21, 2017 · 10:00 pm
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    France Wants the G20 to Debate Bitcoin in 2018

    The French government will request a debate about regulating Bitcoin at the next G20 summit. The G20 comprises the biggest economies in the world. G20 to Debate Regulating Bitcoin On December 17th, 2017, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the French TV channel LCI that he was going to propose to President Mauricio Macri, who will host the 2018 G20 in Buenos Aires, that member countries should discuss how to regulate Bitcoin. As Reuters

    · December 18, 2017 · 1:00 pm
  • EU crypto clampdown Bitcoin, Bitcoin Exchange, Bitcoin Wallet, Legislation, News, News teaser

    Cryptocurrency Clampdown Approved by EU to Fight Terrorism

    The European Union has agreed to a cryptocurrency clampdown to combat money laundering, tax evasion, and financing of terrorism. For a number of years, countries have grappled with ways to regulate cryptocurrency. The meteoric rise of Bitcoin over the course of 2017 has pushed such regulatory concerns to the forefront. Now the European Union (EU) has agreed to a cryptocurrency clampdown that will impact exchanges and wallets in order to combat terrorism, tax evasion, and

    · December 16, 2017 · 8:00 am
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    EU Proposes Account Freezes to Prevent Bank Runs; Bitcoin to the Rescue?

    Europian Union countries are exploring the idea of imposing an EU-wide account freeze measure to prevent potential bank runs. Could Bitcoin provide a viable alternative to secure depositors’ funds? Preventing the Chaos European Union states have proposed a new measure which would effectively allow them to freeze bank accounts before a bank run takes place. The measure was planned earlier this year in order to prevent bank runs similar to that of Banco Popular last

    · July 29, 2017 · 10:15 pm
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    EU: Population Rejecting Cashless Society

    Back in January 2017, the European Commission proposed a plan to limit upper cash payments for individuals. The response was overwhelmingly negative. Laying the path for a cashless society After a proposal by the European Commission to limit the maximum amount of cash payments, it conducted an EU-wide survey in order to better understand how the population felt regarding the proposal. The survey concluded that 95% of the responders are rejecting the proposal and strongly believe

    · July 20, 2017 · 11:00 am
  • TITANIUM Bitcoin, Bitcoin Regulation, News, News teaser

    EU, Interpol Form ‘TITANIUM’ Consortium to Stop Criminal Use of Virtual Currencies

    The European Union’s (EU) latest attempt to centralize data from decentralized systems comes in the form of dark web project TITANIUM. ‘Consortium’ Tackles ‘Criminal Use Of Dark Web’ Sponsored by the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT) under the auspices of the European Commission, a fifteen-strong “consortium” made up of seven EU member states will look at how to “prevent criminal use of the dark web and virtual currencies.” TITANIUM, which stands for Tools for

    · June 5, 2017 · 1:50 pm
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    New EU Cybersecurity Laws to Cover Online Banking, Markets

    The European Union (EU) parliament has approved a new set of cybersecurity laws, ordering firms in “essential service” industries like banking, health, energy and transport to bolster their defenses against cyber-attacks. Also read: Industry Report: How China, France, and the FBI Do Bitcoin The EU network and information security (NIS) directive represents the first EU-wide standards on cybersecurity. According to an EU parliament statement, they are designed to increase cooperation between member states as well

    · July 7, 2016 · 7:43 pm
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    Pound Crashes as UK Votes to Leave European Union

    It appears the UK has voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, causing both celebrations and a crash in the pound’s value to its lowest point in 31 years. Also read: The Vanbex Report: RSCoin and the Brexit Effect UK Votes to ‘Leave’ With results still coming in, at press time (5:30AM UK time) there were 15,580,755 votes in favor of Leave to 14,534,113 votes for Remain, a lead that large media organizations like

    · June 24, 2016 · 12:58 am
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    Bitcoin Price Bursts Ahead, Nearing $700 USD

    As if there were any doubts among fans, Bitcoin has proven to be as innovative and surprising as ever. In what has been a long-awaited moment, the bitcoin price has risen beyond what anyone expected and is hovering at around the $682 mark at press time. Also read: Counterparty: The Fuel for Bitcoin Price Stability? Naturally, the next step is to go even further. Many are wondering if $700 isn’t just wishful thinking, anymore. While predictions

    · June 13, 2016 · 6:00 am
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    Industry Report: EU Gets Serious, Blockchain Does Healthcare

    Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Recently, the EU has been making waves in the blockchain space. Take a gander at the stories below to see what you’ve been missing. Also read: Industry Report: Kraken, Others Receive Large Investments THE EU The European Union is getting serious about bitcoin. Digital currency exchange Bitstamp has received an official license from Luxembourg, a little country with some large aspirations, making it Europe’s first

    · April 29, 2016 · 6:00 am
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    EU Officials Approach Blockchain Regulation ‘Softly’

    According to a report from Reuters, European Union lawmakers are going to take regulating blockchain technology and associated businesses lightly for the time being. EU officials say they will take the “softly approach” to applying a monetary policy to these emerging markets in order to curb stifled innovation. Also read: FortuneJack: Provably Fair Bitcoin Gaming Across the Globe EU Member Says They ‘Don’t Want Pre-emptive Regulation’ On April 26, EU authorities are set to agree on

    · April 26, 2016 · 10:20 am
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    WageCan Launches Euro-Based Bitcoin Debit Card

    WageCan has recently launched a new euro-denominated Bitcoin debit card. The company believes that this new addition to the market will greatly benefit European Bitcoiners, who can use the card to save money on currency conversion fees when traveling around the region. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored story. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services. The New WageCan Debit Card The company is also offering a virtual debit card as a part

    · April 7, 2016 · 5:34 pm
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    The Vanbex Report: RSCoin and the Brexit Effect

    Mar. 22, 2016 — Researchers and academics across the Isle are proposing the use of its own cryptocurrency, RSCoin. The Vanbex Report is a periodic summary of the blockchain industry’s top news stories from the biggest companies, as well as the most promising newcomers. RSCoin: The Next Big Permissioned Blockchain The proposal, first presented by University College of London researchers, also comes at a time when communities across Britain are weighing whether or not to

    · March 22, 2016 · 6:00 am
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    Europe Gives Extra Attention To Payment Railways

    Europe is moving fast investigating the movement of funds within their region to try and thwart off the acts of terrorism that has frightened the entire world. Immediately after the Paris attacks world leaders shouted out from podiums demonizing encryption and held secret emergency meetings to discuss cryptocurrency. The European Union has made it clear they are unhappy with encrypted services, they want to hire a blockchain investigator, and they want access to the SWIFT

    · November 24, 2015 · 9:33 am