Europe Archive

Regulator Reiterates Call for EU Ban on Proof-of-Work Mining

The EU should prohibit proof-of-work crypto mining, an executive at the European securities watchdog

Euro Inflation Hits Record Highs, ECB Not in Rush to Raise Interest Rates

The European Central Bank is concerned over inflation in the euro area rising beyond

Europe’s Securities Watchdog Seeks Feedback on Regulations Ahead of DLT Pilot

ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority, has set out to establish if EU

ECB Paper Marks Success Factors for CBDCs, Digital Euro

A paper published by the European Central Bank (ECB) discusses various conditions for successful

Eurosystem Approves New Oversight Framework Concerning Crypto Services

The monetary authority of the euro area, the Eurosystem, has introduced a new framework

Norway Mulls Backing Sweden’s Call for Euro Ban on Crypto Mining

The government in Norway is considering ways to limit the environmental impact of cryptocurrency

Digital Euro Should Be Attractive But Not ‘Too Successful,’ ECB’s Panetta Says

The digital euro should be an attractive means of payment but its design should

Moscow Confirms Arrest of Russian Crypto Entrepreneur in Amsterdam, Report Mentions FBI

Authorities in the Netherlands have arrested a Russian national with a cryptocurrency business, the

Slovenia Launches Public Consultations on Crypto Taxation Law

Authorities in Slovenia have prepared new legislation tailored to determine how crypto holdings and

Mining Hardware Manufacturer Bitfury Plans to Go Public

Bitfury, the leading non-Chinese bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer, is reportedly planning to go public

IMF Head Says Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Reliable, Hard to Think of Bitcoin as Money

Digital currencies backed by central banks are the most reliable form of digital money,

Crypto Exchange Bitbay Passes Audit Under Estonia’s Tougher New Regulations

Bitbay has become a fully licensed cryptocurrency exchange in Estonia which introduced stricter rules

European Citizens Reject EU-Imposed Crypto Regulation

Most European citizens reject the idea of a cryptocurrency regulation regime imposed by the

Eastern Europe Sends Over $800 Million in Crypto to Scams in Single Year, Report Reveals

Of all funds sent to illicit cryptocurrency addresses from Eastern Europe, scams attract the

Anarchist Bar in Brussels Now Accepts Cryptocurrency

A bar in Brussels frequented by local anarchists has introduced crypto payments. Bitcoin is

Kraken Crypto Exchange Seeks EU License, Eyes Expansion in Europe

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is preparing to expand operations in the European market, according

UK’s Standard Chartered to Offer Crypto Brokerage Services in Ireland

British bank Standard Chartered will offer cryptocurrency broker services in Ireland through its Zodia

Irish Banks Hail EU’s ‘Radical’ Anti-Money Laundering Push

Banks in Ireland have welcomed an upcoming reform of the European Union’s anti-money laundering

Future of Digital Euro ‘Not Clear Yet,’ Former Eurogroup Official Says

Europe’s digital currency project has made some progress recently, with the Eurozone’s central bank

Europe Raises 20 Unicorns This Year Including Crypto Companies

Twice as many European startups have achieved unicorn status in 2021 compared to last

Crypto Payments App Bottlepay Is Now Available Across Europe

U.K.-based crypto payments provider Bottlepay has started offering services in other European countries. Users

Amundi Executive Pascal Blanque Calls Cryptocurrencies a Farce

Pascal Blanque, CIO of Amundi, one of the biggest asset managers in Europe, has

ECB: Digital Euro to Boost Global Appeal of European Money, Fight ‘Artificial Currencies’

The digitization of traditional currencies like the euro has the potential to increase their

Best Goal Scorer at Euro Soccer Championship to Get NFT Trophy From Gazprom

The player with the best goal at Europe’s international soccer championship this summer will

Spanish Regulator Issues Guidelines for Fund Managers Planning to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

The Spanish financial regulator is easing the entity’s tough stance towards cryptocurrencies by announcing

Major Music Festival Exit Takes Bitcoin for Tickets

A popular international music festival, Exit, is now accepting cryptocurrency for tickets, products, and

Bosnia and Herzegovina Is Preparing a Draft Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

A European country in the Balkans region could start regulating the crypto environment within