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.
Global blockchain-based marketplace Proof of Impact closed its first funding round led by American asset management giant Franklin Templeton.
Franklin Templeton Closes Funding Round For Blockchain-Based Social Impact Platform
Amsterdam-based bank and financial services firm ING is reportedly developing cryptocurrency custody technology.
Reuters: Dutch Bank ING Working on Digital Asset Custody Technology
The Royal Dutch Football Association trialed a new blockchain-based ticketing app during yesterday’s Netherlands-Estonia European Championship qualifying match.
Dutch Soccer Assn. Trials Blockchain App at EU Championship Qualifying Match
Dutch police have arrested the founder of blockchain game development startup Komodore64 who allegedly raised 78 million euros ($86 million) from investors.
Netherlands: Police Arrest Founder of Blockchain Startup That Raised Over $80M
A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook must remove crypto-related fraudulent investment ads after television producer John de Mol filed a lawsuit against the com...
Dutch Court Orders Facebook to Remove Fake Bitcoin Ads
Five European Union member countries are purportedly creating a unified front against the issuance of Facebook’s proposed Libra stablecoin.
Five European Union Countries Team Up to Block Libra: Report
The United Nations Development Programme has partnered with Dutch NGO the FairChain Foundation to use blockchain for the more equitable funding of cocoa farmers...
UN Partners With NGO to Tokenize Chocolate Bars for Equitable Trade