What are some trends in the crypto and blockchain space that may take hold and remain ongoing throughout the rest of 2020?
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.
2gether’s servers were attacked by unknown actors who managed to steal over $1.39 million from crypto-investment accounts.7772
Publicly-backed VC firms are stepping in where private investors retreat, according to a new report on Central and Eastern European tech investments.2233
Binance indicates crypto debit cards are on their way to Europe.7127
Binance’s move into the payment card space takes flight as cards go out for delivery.19070
The integration of Signature Bank’s Signet will allow Copper’s customers to instantly pay and settle transactions in U.S. dollars and other fiat currencies.1660
CBDCs will be the leading digital currencies of the future, and only the competition between various models will determine the winner.4393
Binance Card, a highly anticipated crypto debit card by Binance, will support four cryptocurrencies at launch.9862
Experts are of the opinion that governments need to work hand-in-hand with encryption-centric service providers to combat illegal activities on their platforms.3759
A Dutch project fighting fake news with blockchain wins the European Commission’s “Blockchains for Social Good” prize.5231
Crypto asset manager 21Shares will use Coinbase Custody to secure the Bitcoin backing its ETP launch on Thursday.6776
Proofpoint research shows that phishing-based ransomware attacks are on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic.4459
European payments platform SIA partners with Quant Network to establish blockchain interoperability solutions for financial institutions.9328
A crypto exchange has its sights set on making an impact in the U.K. and across Europe — offering GBP and EUR trading pairs, and low fees.5240
Peer-to-peer crypto-powered wireless network Helium announced its expansion to Europe after launching in North America.11047