European Union News

EU cryptocurrency regulations have yet to be unified, but individual institutions like the European Central Bank and the central banks of separate governments have made different statements about the legal status of cryptocurrencies. The European Central Bank’s official position on cryptocurrency is a recommendation not to use them until the establishment of specific cryptocurrency laws for the EU. Cryptocurrencies are a subject of the EU’s anti-money laundering laws, so the EU cryptocurrency exchanges are obliged to identify users and track suspicious transactions. Certain countries in the European Union have their own cryptocurrency regulations. For example, Germany defines a cryptocurrency as a private currency/non-governmental currency. Also, the EU does not provide strict regulations on ICOs and different states have their own ways of handling them.

News
Nobody seems to be in a rush to digitize the euro, but that could change given increasing global competition.
European central bankers predict that the digital euro is at least five years away
Kollen Post
2020-11-30T15:42:18+00:00
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Opinion
True innovations are a serious problem for traditional financial institutions, but fintech and crypto startups have the solution.
Big banks think new furniture is innovation, but they are wrong
Roman Potemkin
2020-11-28T09:38:00+00:00
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The director of the OECD’s tax center has revealed that the organization expects to release a tax reporting standard for crypto assets by the end of next year.
OECD tax director says international crypto tax standards are coming in 2021
Samuel Haig
2020-11-27T03:47:38+00:00
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News
“At that point in time we will make the decision as to whether or not we go forward with the digital euro.”
EU will decide on digital euro in January 2021: ECB president
Turner Wright
2020-11-12T21:08:31+00:00
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News
Everyday investors in the Netherlands can now invest in crypto, thanks to company's new registration.
Netherlands registers first consumer-facing crypto platform since AMLD5
Benjamin Pirus
2020-11-06T22:15:59+00:00
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Analysts have been categorizing blockchain projects worldwide into a “periodic table” that allows for a granular analysis of the technology’s inroads into globa...
WTO blockchain report says customs remains ‘weak link’ of trade digitalization
Marie Huillet
2020-11-05T07:01:31+00:00
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Expert Take
We are now starting to see the crossover of regulation in the digital asset market and digitalization of the traditional market.
The evolution of crypto exchanges — What’s next for the industry
Guest Authors
2020-10-31T10:00:00+00:00
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Follow up
Canada's central bank recognizes that CBDCs are a necessarily international issue.
Will they or won't they? Central banks eye each other's digital currency moves
Marie Huillet
2020-10-29T11:25:11+00:00
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