All eligible customers in the EU region can access Robinhood for crypto trading services, with over 25 cryptocurrencies available for trade.
Europe is a continent comprising the westernmost part of Eurasia. According to the United Nations, there are 44 countries in Europe, of which 27 are members of the European Union. The EU has the world’s third-largest economy by gross domestic product, or GDP, and purchasing power parity.
Europe is also a burgeoning hub for cryptocurrency innovation. Several European nations have embraced cryptocurrency, fostering a crypto-friendly environment within the region. Regulatory frameworks, such as the Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCA), have been proposed by the European Union to standardize crypto regulations across member states. These regulations aim to provide clarity and security to investors and businesses operating in the crypto space.
Liechtenstein, a small European country, introduced a new blockchain law that allows seamless tokenization of assets and rights, eliminating the need for legal workarounds. This enhances the country’s ability to legally host various digital tokens. Countries like Switzerland and Estonia have also gained recognition for crypto-friendly policies.
Switzerland, often dubbed “Crypto Valley,” hosts numerous blockchain startups and cryptocurrency companies due to its favorable regulations and supportive government initiatives. Estonia, on the other hand, offers e-residency programs, attracting digital entrepreneurs and blockchain businesses from around the world. Additionally, Malta boasts progressive cryptocurrency regulations, positioning itself as the “Blockchain Island” and a global hub for digital asset innovation and businesses.
Europe’s proactive approach toward cryptocurrency regulation and its rich technological infrastructure position the continent as a prominent player in the global crypto landscape, encouraging innovation and investment in the digital asset sector.
The euro-pegged stablecoin will be the first of its kind in the region and will be available to the bank’s customer base for trading use.4635
Cointelegraph spoke with architect and designer Tina Marinaki about her work using generative AI and text-to-image prompts to reimagine the ancient Athenian cityscape.915
This is Microsoft’s largest investment in the area to date.5290
Alchemy Pay has introduced new deposit options, including the euro Instant solution, SEPA Instant, and the U.K. fast money transfer option, Faster Payments.9438
Amnesty’s secretary-general said the EU has a chance to lead with new AI regulations and member states shouldn’t “undermine” the forthcoming AI Act.3977
Experts predict the global quantum computing sector will have grown from about $930 million in 2023 to $6.5 billion by 2030, but some global markets may be better poised for growth than others.4492
The EU’s Data Act could introduce “kill switch” requirements for smart contracts, raising questions about how decentralized projects would handle such a scenario.2780
European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde reportedly said her son ignored warnings against crypto investments and lost “about 60%” of his money.13498
The proposed new industry guidelines are intended to address issues around AML and CFT rules.3378
Montenegro’s minister of justice will make the final decision on Do Kwon’s extradition to either South Korea or the United States.2442
A group of 33 businesses and tech companies have signed a joint letter to EU regulators urging them not to over-regulate emerging AI technologies at the cost of innovation.1478
European Commission policy officer Ivan Keller highlights high-profile centralized exchange shortcomings as key reasons for the implementation of MiCA regulations in Europe.9386
The Italian Data Protection Authority has launched a “fact-finding” probe into the security practices of public and private websites to prevent AI data scraping.3581
The country’s government plans to accelerate the development of a European blockchain infrastructure during its presidency of the Council of the European Union.5414