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Europe-based bitcoin services provider Cashila has recently released a Bitwage-like Euro-to-Bitcoin payroll system, allowing European employees to request their wages to be paid in bitcoin
The European Central Bank is finally launching its major quantitative easing (QE) in order to fight the euro zone’s slide towards deflation. But with the evident failure of this monetary policy so far and the emergence of negative interest rates, is the ECB creating the perfect storm for virtual currencies as a viable ...
Greece debt crisis appears to have been averted, or at the least delayed. A €50 billion bailout package has been offered, if the Greek parliament agrees to implement extensive reforms that have been demanded by the eurozone.
A decentralized project called Refugee Emergency Response was recently launched by Bitnation to help resolve the current refugee crisis in Europe by registering undocumented individuals on the blockchain.
Bitcoin regulations in Europe.
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The new global Bitcoin consumer ATM Mecca has shifted to Eastern Europe near the hotly-contested military crossroads of the Ukraine.
CoinTelegraph highlights some recent events overlooked by the Bitcoin industry that immediately precipitated the announcement including an FBI “playbook” and European seizure survey.
Swedish payment processor Klarna has announced the test phase of its Bitcoin implementation following a review of its stance on the digital currency.
On October 22, 2015, the European Court of Justice ruled that Bitcoin is a means of payment and its exchange is exempt from VAT in a landmark ruling.
Belizean cryptocurrency exchange platform 247exchange.com adds Sofort Banking as one of its payment methods, allowing its customers to make instant purchases of bitcoins from more than 400 banks in 10 different European countries.
The world’s first Worldcoin ATM has just been installed in the Slovak capital of Bratislava.
BitcoinATM is looking to be a major player in the altcoin ATM scene. They have recently started the operation of multiple Bitcoin/Litecoin/DogeCoin two-way ATMs.
Large European companies may eye Bitcoin as an option for securing their data and keeping it private from the United States, reports the Logistics Viewpoints blog.
Some people could learn about Bitcoin the hard way, as new wave of Bitcoin ransomware floods Italian emails.
Anycoin Direct, a cryptocurrency trading platform that integrates with many of the continent’s payment systems to allow customers from all over Europe to buy and sell a variety of cryptocoins.
CoinTelegraph enquires into the public hearing on virtual currencies by European Union.
The Journal (Il Giornale) is the first newspaper in Italy and in Europe who accepts payments in Bitcoin.
The European Banking Authority (or the EBA) has issued an official statement describing the position of the organization in questions considering crypto currencies and their separate examples – the bitcoin.
At a speech in Rome yesterday, Yves Mersch of the European Central Bank reiterated the bank’s stance on cryptocurrencies from 2012, but warned that such currencies should not be ignored.
Even though countries of both East and West are slowly isolating Russia due to its willingness to annex Crimea, the RF, instead of using cryptocurrencies as a backup plan, really wants to ban them.
From Italy to the UK and back to the EU, the financial situation is worsening, the euro won’t survive the next crisis no matter what political will is to save it.
The market for Blockchain applications in energy sector is many times larger than it is for financial sector.
UK-based Razormind plans to launch two banks in Europe for full Blockchain banking.
The European Union has released a new €50 note with advanced security features as a measure to fight counterfeiting. Unlike its multiple fiat counterparts, counterfeiting is not a problem with Bitcoin.
On a mission to demystify digital currencies and Blockchain technology, a New York-based Global Blockchain Consortium Agentic expands into Europe opening its office in Paris, France.
Can the European Central Bank become a decentralized autonomous organization?
Strictly speaking, we just provided our moral and financial support to it. The members of the expedition, held this year from February 26 to March 8, were journalists of the “Govorit i Pokazyvaet” production studio and BitNovosti web-site, who paid all their travel expenses only with cryptocurrency.
NexusLab, Zurich-based business platform, has gathered 10 teams to develop new applications of blockchain technologies in different industries; half of startups are from Nordics.
Bitstamp has received a license from Luxembourg to operate as a payment institution, making it Europe’s first licensed bitcoin exchange.
Things are moving quickly in Europe at the moment in regards to cryptocurrency and the Blockchain
Having been successful in the US and beyond, Bitwage Payroll for Individuals (BPI) is ripe for Europe.
Aimia has released a new research into consumer appetite for digital wallets in Europe. Its findings show that the interest has grown by 5% from last year to 31% of Europeans being likely to use a digital wallet on their mobile device now.
The Central Banks of Japan and Europe have imposed negative interest rates on deposits. Would these blunt monetary tools of Central Bankers be effective if bitcoin adoption becomes widespread?
The regulation of virtual currencies by the European Council creates unduly burden on exchanges, but at the same time adds legitimacy to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The European Central Bank (ECB) says it is testing the blockchain technology to improve bank security payment systems and for other purposes.
EU says virtual currencies are too new and hyped, little is known to justify risks associated with them.
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