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Report: E.U. Finance Ministers Meeting Suggests Common Cryptocurrency Rules

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Report: E.U. Finance Ministers Meeting Suggests Common Cryptocurrency Rules

According to a September 5, 2018 report in Reuters, a new report prepared for the upcoming E.U. Finance ministers meeting recommends that the member state’s of the world’s largest free trade area should adopt a common set of rules on regulating cryptocurrencies. The report proposes a common framework to examine how new cryptocurrency tokens are distributed to investors and subsequently…

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European Insurance Firms ahead of their U.S. Counterparts in Blockchain Adoption

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European Insurance Firms ahead of their U.S. Counterparts in Blockchain Adoption

According to research from S&P Global Market Intelligence released on August 23, 2018, European insurance firms trump their U.S. counterparts when it comes to the business attitude towards blockchain technology. The market research agency highlighted in its report that while major financial institutions have been reluctant to imbibe cryptocurrencies in their existing operations, they have taken a major liking towards…

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EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive Enters into Force

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EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive Enters into Force

Strengthened EU rules to prevent money laundering and fight terrorism financing entered into force on July 9, 2018. What is this Directive exactly? The rules, gathered under the title the “Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive,” were first published in the EU’s Official Journal. The new regulations aim to bring more transparency on who the actual owners of companies are and to…

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BTCManager Readers Eligible for Discount to Blockchain Visionnaire Summit in Berlin, Germany

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BTCManager Readers Eligible for Discount to Blockchain Visionnaire Summit in Berlin, Germany

BTCManager partnered up with Blockchain Visionnaire Summit which will be held on July 23, 2018 in Berlin. Blockchain Visionnaire Summit brings entrepreneurs and investors for a full information and inspiration-packed day in the crypto and punk capital of Europe. The program contains three panels (Technology, Funding, Marketing) which will focus on the fundamental elements needed to build a legitimate blockchain…

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EU Awards €20 Million to IOTA and CityxChange for Smart City Project

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EU Awards €20 Million to IOTA and CityxChange for Smart City Project

The smart city project +CityxChange has been awarded 20 million Euros by the European as part of the smart city lighthouse project. The project has been listed under the ‘Smart Cities and Communities’ section of the European Commission. EU’s efforts to bring a significant change has received every possible applaud and acclamation. Moreover, the +CityxChange proposal has been considered to…

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BIS Suggests Cryptocurrencies Should Be Regulated Like Stocks and Bonds

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BIS Suggests Cryptocurrencies Should Be Regulated Like Stocks and Bonds

Crypto assets are still an uncharted territory when it comes to regulatory framework across the world. Governments, as well as crypto exchanges, traders, crypto miners, etc., are all struggling to understand this new prospective financial market. The governments of some countries even refuse to have anything to do with them, outright banning their use entirely. Some, alternatively, are opening up…

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Amsterdam Airport Introduces Bitcoin ATM to Increase Cryptocurrency Adoption

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Amsterdam Airport Introduces Bitcoin ATM to Increase Cryptocurrency Adoption

Travelers to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport can now exchange “loose change” for bitcoin at the end of their trip. Bitcoin ATM Schiphol Airport authorities announced on June 20, 2018, the installation of a “Bitcoin ATM” to allows travelers to convert the euro to ether (ETH) and bitcoin (BTC). The ATM will be present at the premises until January 2019 as part…

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Lithuania Releases New ICO Guidelines

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Lithuania Releases New ICO Guidelines

The Republic of Lithuania recently released Initial Coin Offering (ICO) guidelines for the nation on June 6, 2018. While it may be challenging to promote innovation while protecting consumers and the financial system of any potential shocks, Lithuania believes they can no longer ignore the development of emerging technologies such as blockchain technology. With this in mind, the Eastern European…

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Estonia’s ‘Estcoin’ ICO Plan is Now Less Ambitious, Following EU Pressure

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Estonia’s ‘Estcoin’ ICO Plan is Now Less Ambitious, Following EU Pressure

Estonia has stepped away from plans to issue the world’s first ‘national cryptocurrency following pressure from the European Union and domestic banking authorities. In August 2017, the government of Estonia announced it would consider issuing a national cryptocurrency called ‘Estcoin’ in the world’s first-ever government-backed ICO. Since 2011, Estonia has been a member of the Eurozone, which makes it subject…

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Crypto-Brokers Demand Regulations in a Bid to Build Trusted Businesses

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Crypto-Brokers Demand Regulations in a Bid to Build Trusted Businesses

In the recent past, governments around the globe are trying to regulate the controversial cryptocurrency. However, the latest appeal to do the same has come from a different place. Identifying New Priorities To gain some clarity and put to rest rumors that their businesses propel criminal money transfers, digital coin brokers, who usually frown over emerging regulation, are now the…

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