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IOTA Foundation Selected to Participate in Europe’s Blockchain Infrastructure Project

The non-profit IOTA Foundation is among the seven projects chosen by the European Commission to partake in the first design phase of the European blockchain initiative. A Milestone for IOTA IOTA made the announcement in a blog post published on Tuesday (September 7, 2021). According to the blockchain project, IOTA would be involved in the initial stage of the pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process for the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI). The EBSI is a...

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Most Europeans Want Local Governments to Regulate Crypto, Not The EU: Survey

According to recent research, around 60% of Europeans prefer their own countries to regulate digital assets rather than the European Union. Interestingly, a growing number of people believe the creation of national digital currencies would grant their nations some financial independence from the EU. Crypto Regulations Coming from The EU Is Not Preferable A survey conducted among 31,000 participants from 12 different countries – all part of the European Union – revealed that...

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CBI Governor: Negatives Surrounding Crypto Far Outweigh Any Benefits

Gabriel Makhlouf – the Central Bank of Ireland Governor – believes cryptocurrencies could negatively impact the European financial stability. He also stated that the Eurozone is very close to launching its own CBDC, indicating that “it’s not a question of if but rather how and when.” Are Digital Assets a Threat to The EU? In a recent blog post, CBI’s Governor Gabriel Makhlouf spoke rather contradictory about virtual currencies and their function. The top banker warned that...

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The European Union Is Cracking Down on Anonymous Crypto

Cryptocurrencies are on the verge of losing their edge in European countries as members of the EU (European Union) are now looking into banning all anonymous crypto trades. The European Union Is Working on New Crypto Regulations The process is designed to ensure all monetary transactions are safe. The organization is seeking to end all financial crime such as money laundering and terrorist financing and representatives believe this will lead to a stronger environment for...

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EU Cracks Down on Anonymous Crypto Wallets

According to a fresh release, companies that transfer BTC or other cryptocurrencies must collect information about the senders and recipients if proposed EU regulations come into force. In a bid to end anonymous cryptocurrency wallets, the Europoean Commission has proposed a law that would require companies that transfer BTC and other cryptos to collect information about the sender and the receiver. This, according to a recent press release, aims to crack down on illicit...

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Turkey Official Says Crypto Framework to be Presented to Parliament in October

Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Treasury and Finance – Şakir Ercan Gül – revealed that the officials have completed the draft bill with the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and will present it to the Parliament in October 2021. He opined that the Asian country needs to learn from Western Europe and the USA but should implement stricter rules. The Crypto Bill Is Ready According to a recent report, the Turkish Deputy Minister of Finance – Şakir Ercan Gül – stated that the...

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EU Plans to Establish a New Unit to Fight Cryptocurrencies’ Usage in Illegal Activities

The European Union is set to launch a new agency to take severe measures on money laundering across its borders. Cryptocurrencies have the ability to take part in illicit financial operations as well, and the new department will put them under its scope of regulations. Crypto Under The Radar of the EU According to a recent Reuters report, the European Union is looking to propose a new agency to set new transparency monetary rules, to fight money laundering, and even prevent...

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Europe Needs to Regulate Crypto as Quickly as Possible, Says Banque de France Governor

François Villeroy de Galhau – the head of the French central bank – sounded a note of caution that Europe’s monetary sovereignty faces tough times if the EU does not regulate cryptocurrencies. Without hasty action, the international role of the euro would be endangered. ‘Europe Must Be Ready’ At the annual financial conference in Paris, the governor of Banque de France – François Villeroy de Galhau – claimed that the European Union needs to build a regulatory framework around...

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One of Belgium’s Largest Banks Could be Considering Launching a Token, Reports

KBC, one of the largest insurance and banking companies in Belgium, announced its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, slightly changing its approach to digital assets. KBC Coin, the bank’s native cryptocurrency, would be a kind of reward token that would allow the bank to develop interaction strategies with its customers, promote its platform, and compel users to adopt its services. KBC Coin Is Almost Ready The bank shared the announcement during the presentation of the...

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Binance Stock Tokens Could Violate Securities Laws, German Regulator Says

Germany’s Financial Supervisory Authority is investigating Binance for its offering of tokenized shares and is already holding a preliminary opinion that doesn’t look too encouraging for the world’s leading crypto exchange. According to a legal opinion published on its official website, the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht —or simply BaFin— considers that Binance would be violating securities laws by issuing shares of publicly traded companies like Tesla,...

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