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Germany takes aim at Facebook Libra; plans to block private stablecoins

Germany takes aim at Facebook Libra; plans to block private stablecoins

The German grand coalition, the governing coalition of the two biggest political parties in Germany, is looking to deny the launch of projects like Libra, according to a report by Spiegel.

14 SEPTEMBER 2019

Germany’s Commerzbank exploring blockchain-based payments solution

Germany’s Commerzbank exploring blockchain-based payments solution

Commerzbank, the second-largest bank in Germany, is exploring a blockchain-based payments solution that won’t require human intervention, according to an announcement Thursday.

8 AUGUST 2019

Germany: Crypto Businesses will Require a BaFin License Next Year

Germany: Crypto Businesses will Require a BaFin License Next Year

Starting next year, new Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations will come into effect in Germany. The regulations will require cryptocurrency businesses to hold a Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)-issued license, Cointelegraph Deutschland reported on July 24.

24 JULY 2019

Germany’s Central Bank: Gov’ts Should Be Neutral on FB’s Libra

Potential benefits of Facebook’s Libra should be made possible despite the existing regulatory uncertainty and associated risks, Germany's central bank said.

23 JULY 2019

Bundesbank Head Says Don’t Suppress ‘Innovative Concepts’ Like Libra

Bundesbank Head Says Don’t Suppress ‘Innovative Concepts’ Like Libra

The head of Germany's central bank Jens Weidmann spoke in favor of Facebook’s Libra during a recent G7 event.

19 JULY 2019

Germany's Scholz sounds alarm on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra

Germany's Scholz sounds alarm on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday regulators must ensure that cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s planned digital coin Libra do not threaten financial stability and consumer privacy.

17 JULY 2019

First Blockchain Company Gets Listed on Deutsche Börse-Operated Xetra Exchange

First Blockchain Company Gets Listed on Deutsche Börse-Operated Xetra Exchange

German Blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) provider Advanced Blockchain AG has become the first blockchain development firm to be listed on Germany’s Xetra digital stock exchange, operated by Deutsche Börse. The news was reported by financial news site DGap on July 1.

1 JULY 2019

Germany: CDU and CSU Union to Integrate Blockchain Into Public Services

Germany: CDU and CSU Union to Integrate Blockchain Into Public Services

In Germany, the CDU and CSU Union wants to integrate blockchain technology into public services, Cointelegraph Deutschland reported on June 25.

26 JUNE 2019

Bundesbank sees dangers in digital central bank money

Bundesbank sees dangers in digital central bank money

Central banks must exercise caution in introducing digital currencies that could potentially destabilize the financial system during times of crisis, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on Wednesday.

30 MAY 2019

Bitbond Plans to Raise $3.9 Million in Germany’s ‘First’ Regulated STO

Bitbond Plans to Raise $3.9 Million in Germany’s ‘First’ Regulated STO

Blockchain-based lending platform Bitbond is launching a security token offering (STO) that it says is the first to be approved by a regulator in Germany.

29 MAY 2019

Germany Proposes Launching State-Run Electronic Register for Blockchain Sector

Germany Proposes Launching State-Run Electronic Register for Blockchain Sector

Germany’s justice and finance ministries have proposed to launch a state-run register to boost the use of blockchain, Reuters reports on Friday, March 8.

8 MARCH 2019

Germany consults industry about blockchain potential

Germany has opened a consultation process on how to tap into the potential of blockchain technology ahead of presenting a strategy by the summer, government sources said on Monday.

19 FEBRUARY 2019

Germany's 2nd Largest Stock Exchange Boerse Stuttgart Launches Crypto Trading App

Germany’s second largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart Group, has officially launched its crypto-trading app Bison, according to an official tweet today, Jan. 31.

10 FEBRUARY 2019

Germany: Suspects Arrested for Stealing Electricity in Crypto Mining Operation

In the German city of Klingenthal, Saxony, police have arrested a group of suspects for stealing electricity to operate a cryptocurrency mining farm, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports Feb. 6.

7 FEBRUARY 2019

Smart Contracts Don’t Necessarily Disrupt Traditional Contract Law, Expert Argues

Blockchain-based smart contracts indubitably fall subject to private international law, a legal expert has argued in a post published to Oxford University’s Business Law Blog today, Jan. 23.

23 JANUARY 2019

‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Ringleader Jailed for Massive Crypto Mining Rig Theft

Suspects in the “Big Bitcoin Heist” of 2018 have been sentenced to various prison terms based on their level of involvement in the much-publicised theft of more than three-quarters of a million dollars worth of crypto mining equipment.

22 JANUARY 2019

German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners

Azultec is a company that has been researching current mining solutions as part of its project to create an efficient alternative with high computing power and low energy consumption. Its Cube devices are silent mining rigs that can be installed in living rooms. The miners can also use renewable energy and are designed to reuse over two thirds of the generated heat.

30 DECEMBER 2018

German Railway Operator Examines Deploying Blockchain to Tokenize Its Ecosystem

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has partnered with blockchain integration platform Unibright to examine the possibility of tokenizing its ecosystem. A press release revealed the partnership on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

21 DECEMBER 2018

German Firm Xolaris Launches Two Bitcoin Mining Investment Funds

German investment firm Xolaris has launched a European private-equity fund focused on bitcoin mining. Xolaris expects to raise $34 million to $57 million for the four-year project, the company announced in a press release.

2 DECEMBER 2018

German Financial Watchdog Warns Public About Unauthorized Crypto Offering

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) issued a warning Nov. 29 that a firm called Platin Genesis DCC is not authorized or approved by the proper authorities.

1 DECEMBER 2018

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