Cryptoasset investors exposed to substantial risks, two EU reports find

By |januar 11th, 2019|Bitcoin, crypto-currency, cryptoassets, EBA, ESMA, European Banking Authority, European Securities and Markets Authority, News|

Cryptoassets are dangerously unregulated and may give rise to criminal activities, according to two recent assessments published by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

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Europe moves towards a common approach to regulate cryptoassets

By |september 5th, 2018|Bitcoin, blockchain, crypto-currency, cryptoassets, cryptocurrency, Ecofin, FinTech, News|

European decision-makers and regulators are progressing towards an EU approach for dealing with cryptoassets, digital assets that use cryptography such as Bitcoin and represent a booming market still viewed with concern by financial supervisors.

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Europe postpones response to cryptocurrencies to end of year

By |februar 26th, 2018|Bitcoin, crypto-currency, FinTech, News, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The European Commission will assess whether new rules are needed against the “substantial speculation” of digital currencies, Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday (26 February).

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How Iceland became the Bitcoin miner’s paradise

By |februar 14th, 2018|Bitcoin, crypto-currency, geothermal energy, Iceland, News|

Iceland is the first country to use more electricity on mining crypto-curriencies than on its households – thanks in part to its magma-fuelled power plants. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.

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Cryptocurrencies facing “pricing bubble”, EU watchdogs warn

By |februar 12th, 2018|Bitcoin, currency value, Digital, News|

Virtual currencies such as bitcoin have shown clear signs of a pricing bubble and consumers could lose all their money, the European Union's banking, securities and insurance watchdogs said on Monday.

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EU seeks to urgently counter threat of bitcoin bubble bursting

By |december 21st, 2017|Bitcoin, News, Valdis Dombrovskis|

The EU's top official for the euro on Wednesday (20 December) pressed European regulators to urgently update financial rules in order to face bitcoin's dizzying volatility, after the crypto-currency leapt from $1,000 to $20,000 in under a year.

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EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering

By |december 15th, 2017|anti-terrorism, Bitcoin, Judith Sargentini, News, Věra Jourová|

European Union states and legislators agreed on Friday (15 December) on stricter rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing on exchange platforms for bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the EU said in a statement.

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Bitcoin and darknet, European dealers’ toolkit

By |december 5th, 2017|Bitcoin, darknet, drugs, europol, News|

The dismantling of online drug platforms last summer has highlighted the primary role of e-commerce for Europe’s drug trade. EURACTIV France reports.

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Is blockchain about to disrupt the electricity sector?

By |julij 4th, 2017|Bitcoin, electricity market, News, Renewable Energy, solar power|

While EU lawmakers are picking over proposals intended to drag Europe’s electricity sector into a 21st century dominated by intermittent renewable power and decentralised generation, others are already contemplating ways in which new digital technologies might shake things up even more.

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Darknet guru: New technology can help build European identity

By |junij 12th, 2017|Bitcoin, blockchain, Climate Change, Estonian Presidency, FinTech, News, populism|

Modern technology could shore up the European project, boost transparency and help governments collect taxes. Author Jamie Bartlett told EURACTIV.com that the EU should become the great technological innovator but warned that politicians simply aren’t prepared for massive changes ahead.

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