カテゴリー: EU

ECB Shuts Down Maltese Bank Over Schemes to Launder Money and Evade US Sanctions

ECB Shuts Down Maltese Bank Over Schemes to Launder Money and Avoid US SanctionsMalta’s Pilatus Bank has been shut down by the European Central Bank (ECB). Its banking license was revoked after its chairman was charged in the U.S. with money laundering and organizing a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions. The bank had also been accused by a murdered journalist of processing corrupt payments. EU authorities now want new […]

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UK Government Moots Ban on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

Report: U.K. Government Moots Ban on Cryptocurrency DerivativesThe U.K. government is considering a ban on cryptocurrency-linked derivative products. The Financial Conduct Authority said in a report on Oct. 29 that it will begin consultations on whether to ban the sale of derivatives based on digital coins like BTC as well as to restrict crypto-based contracts of difference to the public. Virtual currency […]

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Exchanges Roundup: SBI to Develop Wallet, Huobi Targets New Markets

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, SBI Group has unveiled a partnership with Sepior that will see the companies jointly develop a proprietary wallet, Huobi has announced it is establishing an operational base in Dubai to target the African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian cryptocurrency markets, and Trijo, a Swedish crypto exchange, has received […]

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Europe, Japan and the ‘Drug’ of Quantitative Easing

Can Europe and Japan Recover From the Drug of Quantitative Easing?Last month, news.Bitcoin.com examined the problem of quantitative easing (QE) and its impact on the U.S., and how such policies have spread to the rest of the world. This month, we continue to drill down on the phenomenon of governments printing trillions of dollars worth of fiat currency simply by pressing buttons on their computers. Value […]

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The Daily: EU Budgets €1M to Monitor Crypto, Wyoming Mulls Fintech Bank

The Daily: EU to Spend €1M to Monitor Crypto Space, Wyoming Mulls Bank for Fintech FirmsThe European securities and markets watchdog ESMA has dedicated over 1 million euros to finance the monitoring of developments in the crypto sector. Also in The Daily this Saturday, Wyoming legislators are working on a bill that would facilitate the provision of banking services to crypto and blockchain companies, and according to a new survey, […]

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Increasing Number of Crypto ATMs in Europe Support BCH

Increasing Number of Crypto ATMs in Europe Support BCHA growing number of cryptocurrency ATMs in Europe now buy and sell BCH, increasing the popularity and widening the adoption of Bitcoin Cash. Many of the teller machines are located in major cities and resorts offering Europeans and visitors easy access to the world of fast and affordable digital money transactions. Also read: Chrome Extensions […]

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European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based Derivatives

European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based DerivativesEurope’s securities watchdog, ESMA, has decided to extend the restrictions applied to a number of financial derivatives, including contracts-for-differences (CFDs) based on cryptocurrencies. The limits that were introduced in August of this year will now remain in place until the end of January 2019.   Also read: French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses ESMA […]

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Don’t Hate EU Internet Regulation – Defy It

Don’t Hate EU Internet Regulation – Defy ItThe European Union has come in for criticism over its repeated attempts to regulate the web. Critics assert that waves of EU legislation are suppressing free expression, impairing the user experience and, most heinously, “killing memes”. The solution, for those who take this view, would appear to be simple: don’t hate on the EU – […]

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How to Use a VPN in the EU to Access the Uncensored Web

How to Use a VPN in the EU to Access the Uncensored WebIf you’re reading these words from within the European Union, you may have had to first check a box confirming your consent. Ever since the EU’s GDPR law came into effect, the internet has become a minefield of opt-in forms. With the passing of the controversial Articles 11 and 13 this week, the web looks […]

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The Daily: EU Urged for Common Crypto Rules, EEU Ready for Common Crypto

The Daily: EU Urged for Common Crypto Rules, EEU Ready for Common CryptoA Brussels-based think tank has urged the European Union to adopt common crypto regulations. Its report will be reviewed during this week’s meeting of the EU finance ministers in Vienna. Also in The Daily, the Eurasian Economic Union may adopt a single settlement currency, possibly a crypto, Samsung Pay offers a tokenized money transfer service […]

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