PayPal’s Bitcoin trading services are now fully available in the United Kingdom after the global payment giant began rolling out services last month.
Europe is a part of the world in the northern hemisphere of the Earth, comprising part of the largest of the world’s continent Eurasia, together with Asia. Overall, Europe has 65 countries within its territory. Most of the countries are members of the European Union, which has the world’s second largest economy by GDP and purchasing power parity. In terms of Bitcoin, Europe is just now preparing to regulate it. Cryptocurrency is not considered banned, though authorities of the European Union have agreed to limit the turnover of digital currencies. They prohibited anonymous transactions on online trading platforms so that cryptocurrency exchanges in Europe must identify all users and, if it’s needed, provide information about them. Within the Union, however, countries have differing attitudes toward Bitcoin.
Germany joins countries such as France, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal by greenlighting the Bitcoin-based EXOeu token.7083
An ESMA report views crypto assets’ volatility in the first half of 2021 as an indication of “possible market exuberance.”3951
EU officials have set their sights on significant direct funding for emerging technologies including blockchain.14234
Deutsche Boerse-operated exchanges such as Eurex and Xetra continue moving into the crypto derivatives market.4634
Cointelegraph's law & policy newsletter is back with a discussion of El Salvador's effects, Coinbase's woes, and the digital euro's prospects.3229
Did a visit from the SEC’s Gensler with EU legislators signal a policy shift? Is U.S.–European collaboration on crypto regulation coming soon?5869
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler promoted cooperation between Europe and the United States in seeking to regulate decentralized financial technologies.10232
Scams make up the largest share of funds sent from Eastern Europe to illicit addresses.2471
A recent poll regarding European cryptocurrency policy saw the participation of 31,000 respondents across 12 member states of the European Union.2578
Slovenian financial authorities have announced a proposal to tax cryptocurrency participants 10% on their asset income, specifically on purchasing and selling activities.3066
Kraken’s potential European regulatory jurisdictions reportedly include countries like Malta, Luxembourg, and Ireland.5033
InCore Bank has also announced the upcoming launch of Tezos custody, staking and trading services targeting financial institutions.8143
Anycoin Direct will now be an official partner of PSV for the next two seasons, helping grow crypto awareness across Europe.3245
Switzerland-based financial firm Leonteq has launched an investment suite of 18 crypto assets with an inherent focus on institutional investors throughout Germany and Austria.3527