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France to Push EU Member States to Adopt Its Cryptocurrency Regulations

France is reportedly going to try to convince other European Union member states to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar to its own, Reuters reported on April 15.Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, reportedly stated that France will encourage other EU countries to adopt cryptocurrency regulations similar

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Coinbase Unveils Crypto Visa Debit Card For UK and EU Customers

Cryptocurrency exchange major Coinbase launched Coinbase Card, a Visa debit card that lets customers spend their crypto balances direct from their Coinbase account. The Coinbase Card is currently available only in the UK, but the exchange plans to support other European countries in the coming months. In a blog post, Coinbase said

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EU Blockchain Observatory Releases Report on Tokenization, AI and IoT

The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum released a report entitled “Tokenization of physical assets and the impact of IoT and AI” on April 10.The report, authored by Dr. Tim Weingärtner, a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts – School for Information Technology, features the “digital

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US Subsidiary of EU Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Seals BitLicense From New York Regulator

The United States subsidiary of major European crypto exchange Bitstamp has been granted a virtual currency license from New York state’s financial regulator, according to an official press release from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) on April 9.The license, known as a BitLicense, has been awarded

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EU Launches International Blockchain Association, Bringing Crypto One Step Closer to Mainstream Adoption

The European Union has officially launched the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) — with IBM, Accenture and Deutsche Telekom among the 100-plus members to have signed the association's charter at a ceremony at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on April 4.INATBA was legally formed last month

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European Bitcoin Brokerage Bitpanda Receives EU Payment Service Provider License

Bitpanda, the Vienna-based Bitcoin broker, has received the Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2) license from Austrian financial regulators in accordance with European law. The license allows the company to offer more financial products and services that bridge the gap between the emerging digital assets landscape and mainstream financial markets. Austrian Regulators

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Crypto Firm Bitpanda Secures Payments Service Provider License Under EU Rules

Viennese crypto and fintech firm Bitpanda has received a payment service provider license from Austria’s financial regulator. The development was reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch on April 4.The license has reportedly been issued to Bitpanda Payments GmbH by the Austrian financial market authority (FMA) in accordance with the European

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Nasdaq-Powered EU Digital Exchange DX Launches Security Token Trading

Estonia-based Nasdaq-powered digital trading platform DX.Exchange is claiming an industry first with its launch of security token trading and security token offering (STO) listings. The development was shared with Cointelegraph in a press release on March 14.As previously reported, DX.Exchange went live in January, with support for various fiat

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EU Report Calls for Blockchain Interoperability Standards

A recent report to the European Union made recommendations on how to better develop blockchain technology, including the introduction of interoperability and scalability standards. The report was published by the European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum on March 6.The report dubbed “Scalability, Interoperability And Sustainability of Blockchains” was prepared

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