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
An ESMA report views crypto assets’ volatility in the first half of 2021 as an indication of “possible market exuberance.”
EU regulator sees crypto as sign of increased risk-taking in current climate
Marie Huillet
2021-09-16T11:48:56+01:00
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EU officials have set their sights on significant direct funding for emerging technologies including blockchain.
EU set to invest $177B in blockchain and other novel technologies
Osato Avan-Nomayo
2021-09-15T18:00:00+01:00
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Newsletter
Cointelegraph's law & policy newsletter is back with a discussion of El Salvador's effects, Coinbase's woes, and the digital euro's prospects.
Law Decoded: The aftermath of El Salvador's pioneering move, Sept. 6-13
Kirill Bryanov
2021-09-13T16:57:46+01:00
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Analysis
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?
Slow to start: Crypto regulators lagging behind blockchain industry
Andrew Singer
2021-09-10T17:14:00+01:00
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The Iota Foundation is one of seven enterprises chosen to support the early-stage innovation of a European blockchain venture.
Iota Foundation to support EU blockchain initiative
Tom Farren
2021-09-07T15:00:49+01:00
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A recent poll regarding European cryptocurrency policy saw the participation of 31,000 respondents across 12 member states of the European Union.
Survey finds Europeans want home countries to regulate crypto, not EU
Arijit Sarkar
2021-09-01T14:55:57+01:00
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Presearch is backed by a community of node operators who process user search requests and earn rewards through the Ethereum-based PRE token.
Decentralized search engine becomes default option on European Android devices
Sam Bourgi
2021-09-01T14:00:00+01:00
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Slovenian financial authorities have announced a proposal to tax cryptocurrency participants 10% on their asset income, specifically on purchasing and selling a...
Slovenian finance authority proposes 10% tax on crypto income
Tom Farren
2021-08-31T19:00:00+01:00
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