CME’s BTC Index Provider CF Benchmarks Wins EU License
CF Benchmarks, CME Group’s Bitcoin (BTC) index provider, received a benchmark license under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR).
PwC Report Shows Major Growth in Crypto M&A in Asia and Europe
A majority of fundraising and M&A deals in the cryptocurrency industry are now happening in Asia and Europe, surpassing the previously dominant role of the Americas, according to a new report from PwC.
Greek Billionaire Launches Hemp-Backed Token and Dedicated Exchange
Greek billionaire and television director Alki David and his Swiss consortium launched cannabis-backed token SWX Coin, according to a press release published on July 25.
Bitcoin Price Nears $12K After Rising $500 in Minutes
BTC could rise to key resistance at $12,061 in the next few hours, as the hourly chart is reporting a symmetrical triangle breakout.
Craig Wright’s nChain Is Hiring a Lawyer to Protect Its Crypto Patents
nChain, the company founded by self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig S. Wright, is looking to hire a patent counsel in London to manage and grow the firm’s portfolio of blockchain-related IP.
Paris Blockchain Week
Paris Blockchain Week is the biggest Blockchain & Digital Assets event in Europe. During one week in the City of Lights, numerous events will be held by the most prominent blockchain organizations.
Japanese Firms Claim Success in Marine Insurance Blockchain Trial
One of Japan's largest insurance companies, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, and IT firm NTT DATA have completed a trial that put the paperwork for marine cargo insurance claims on a blockchain.
Europe-Targeted Crypto Custodial Service Multiwallet Applies for Custodial License in Malta
Blockchain firm Multiwallet will launch a Europe-targeted crypto custodial service regulated by Maltese regulators, the company revealed to Cointelegraph at the Malta Blockchain Summit on Nov. 2.
Crypto Wallet Abra Opens Door to More European Users
Crypto wallet and exchange startup Abra is opening up a new channel for deposits: European bank accounts.
Study: ICO Market Doubled Since Last Year, Shows Increased Institutional Investment
The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market has more than doubled in a year according to ICORating’s ICO market report for the the second quarter of 2018, published August 8. ICORating is an independent rating agency that conducts independent analytical research evaluating ICOs and the ICO market.
Money or Assets? How World Governments Define Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies — what are they? Money? Commodities? Securities? Utility tokens? Or something else? Few national governments seem to be in any kind of agreement on this question, and for now, at least, their divisions have given such currencies as Bitcoin and Ethereum a floating, indeterminate status on the global stage.
Coinbase Launches Crypto Gift Card Service in Europe
U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase now offers a way for customers to purchase retail goods and services using crypto assets, thanks to a new partnership with a digital gift card startup.
European Banks Complete First Live Blockchain Financial Trades
A group of European banks announced they have completed first live blockchain-based financial trades across borders via their jointly developed we.trade blockchain platform.
Spanish Central Bank Governor Believes Crypto Brings More Risk Than Benefit
The governor of the Bank of Spain has come out in favor of the possibilities of blockchain, but against the risks of cryptocurrencies, local news outlet Europe Press Financial reports Wednesday, May 23.