The Netherlands is a country in western Europe with a population of around 17 million. The Netherlands has a developed economy built on agriculture, natural gas, machinery, chemicals and metallurgy. In 2017, the World Intellectual Property Organization ranked the Netherlands as the third most innovative country in the world. The Netherlands has the 17th largest economy and is one of financial centers of the world. The Dutch government sees banning cryptocurrencies as an impractical move and wants to regulate the financial institutes that are working with it. The Netherlands has no Bitcoin tax and has no plans of making it illegal, but the Netherland Bitcoin exchanges will be subject to future regulatory frameworks. All firms working with cryptocurrencies would be covered by anti-money laundering procedures and be obliged to gather a lot of information about their customers.
The Netherlands has imposed tight regulations related to EU anti-money laundering laws.
Dutch central bank approves first crypto service under AMLD5 regulations
The Port of Rotterdam's Innovation Dock has been testing a high-frequency decentralized energy market for renewables since August.
Port of Rotterdam testing blockchain and AI for renewables trading
A Dutch court ruled against Apollo for cloning over 75% of its code from blockchain developer Jelurida’s code but failing to adhere to the terms of its license.
Court finds blockchain firm guilty of license violation — but CEO vows to fight back
The digital yuan will not unseat the U.S. dollar — at least not right away.
At least 3 nations to replace their currency with CBDC by 2030: report
Logistical management continues to be one of Blockchain’s golden use cases.
Logistics system provider will connect Dutch ports via blockchain
The 2020 pandemic could accelerate global efforts to issue CBDCs, say BIS analysts.
Public interest in central bank digital currencies surpasses Bitcoin in 2020
The Bank of England is keeping central bank digital currency research high on its 2020 agenda.
Bank of England Joins Key Roundtable on Central Bank Digital Currency Design