Tag Archives: Europe

Stablecoins Are ‘The Craze Right Now,’ CoinJar Co-Founder Says

CoinJar co-founder Asher Tan says the subject of stablecoins is beginning to gain prominence in the cryptocurrency narrative. Many stakeholders in the digital currency space believe stablecoins may be the next big thing in the industry. Stablecoins are the Future Stablecoins remain regular fixture in the cryptocurrency news circuit. From the controversy surrounding Tether (USDT) — the most… Read More »

South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia Outpace Europe in Crypto Awareness and Ownership: Survey

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A survey commissioned by crypto firm Luno has found that the level of ownership and familiarity with cryptocurrencies was higher in Malaysia, Indonesia and South Africa compared to European markets. The three emerging markets of Indonesia, Malaysia and South Africa enjoyed varying levels of cryptocurrency ownership at 40%, 39% and 29% respectively. The respective… Read More »

Swiss Finance Watchdog Tells Banks to Treat Crypto Trading As High Risk

Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is giving tough guidance to banks wanting to trade in crypto assets. According to a report from Swissinfo.ch, FINMA has issued a confidential letter – seen by the news agency – to accountancy organization EXPERTsuisse, stating its stance on how financial institutions should weight crypto assets when calculating loss-absorbing capital buffers. FINMA said… Read More »

European Parliament Member: Decentralization via DLT ‘Provides More Security’

Maltese politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Roberta Metsola claimed that decentralization powered by blockchain “provides more security,” Cointelegraph learned during her speech at the Malta Blockchain Summit on Friday, Nov. 2. Addressing the summit, Metsola expressed a positive stance by the European Parliament (EP) regarding the emerging industry of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The Maltese… Read More »

Europe-Targeted Crypto Custodial Service Multiwallet Applies for Custodial License in Malta

Blockchain firm Multiwallet will launch a Europe-targeted crypto custodial service regulated by Maltese regulators, the company revealed to Cointelegraph at the Malta Blockchain Summit on Nov. 2. Claiming to be fully compliant with Malta’s existing initial requirements for a crypto custodial service, Multiwallet is now seeking a custodial license from the Maltese government. As told to Cointelegraph, the… Read More »

UK Government Says It Will Update Crypto Tax Guidance By Early Next Year

UK officials have outlined a range of regulatory steps around cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in a new report. The UK government’s “Cryptoasset Taskforce,” first announced this past March, published its final report on Monday, finding that the technology that makes up cryptocurrencies can be used to benefit the financial services sector, as well as other industries. As such,… Read More »

VeChain Signs MoU for Blockchain Development with Cyprus

Singapore-based blockchain platform VeChain Foundation, U.S. blockchain startup CREAM, and the national investment partner of the Republic of Cyprus, Invest Cyprus, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), per a press release published Oct. 26. The MoU is focused on establishing a framework in the field of blockchain technologies and related use cases. Per the MoU, the parties… Read More »

IPO Seems to be the New Buzzword Amidst Crypto Companies Bitfury May Consider Going Public

IPO seems to be a major milestone for crypto business now. After Bitmain’s IPO news, Ran Neuner spilled the beans of Coinbase preparing for an IPO. And now according to latest updates, received Cryptocurrency mining firm Bitfury is considering an initial public offering. Bitfury could launch Europe’s first major crypto IPO According to the news published by Bloomberg,… Read More »

IBM’s New Blockchain Problem: Maersk-Backed Shipping Effort Is Struggling

It’s hard enough to get enterprises that compete with each other to work together as a team, but it’s especially tricky when one of those rivals owns the team. Shipping giant Maersk and tech provider IBM are wrestling with this problem with TradeLens, their distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for supply chains. Some 10 months ago, the project… Read More »