Spanish Law Enforcement Arrests 35 Suspects for Bank Fraud, BTC Money Laundering
Spanish law enforcement arrested 35 people for allegedly counterfeiting banking cards and laundering the proceeds through bitcoin (BTC), local media La Verdad reports on June 14.
15 JUNE 2019
Spain’s Securities Regulator Says It Has Not Authorized Any Entities to Operate ICOs
The Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) has affirmed that it has not authorized any entity to operate an initial coin offering (ICO) with the agency’s official sanction. The news was reported by Cointelegraph en Español on March 27.
28 MARCH 2019
Spanish Energy Firm Repsol Claims Blockchain Can Help It Save 400,000 Euro per Year
Madrid-based energy company Repsol reported a successful test of a blockchain pilot to improve the quality of safety certification of its products. Cointelegraph in Spanish reported the news on Jan. 15.
16 JANUARY 2019
Major Banks Sign Up for New EU Commission Blockchain App Association
The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, is launching a new blockchain association next year and major banks are already on board.
22 NOVEMBER 2018
Catalan Government Considers Blockchain for Public E-Voting System
The head of the Catalan government's citizen participation council states that the authority is considering blockchain for the community’s voting system, Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia reports Monday, Nov. 19.
20 NOVEMBER 2018
Spanish Government Approves Draft Law to Require Crypto Investors to Reveal Holdings
Cryptocurrency investors governed by Spain could face mandatory reporting of their holdings for tax purposes under a new draft law the government approved Friday, Oct. 19, local daily news network ABC reports.
22 OCTOBER 2018
Malaysia to Spain: Asian FinTech Completes Ripple Blockchain API Payment
A central-bank approved Malaysian Fintech startup that has specializes in international money transfers has completed its first cross-border transfer on RippleNet, Ripple’s enterprise blockchain platform using an API solution.
17 OCTOBER 2018
Spanish Bitcoin Miner Plans 300 MW Solar Plant with Panels from China
Cryptosolartech, a Spanish cryptocurrency mining firm that uses renewable energy for its operations, has contracted a Chinese maker of photovoltaic solar panels to put up a solar farm with a production capacity of 300 MW.
8 OCTOBER 2018
Banco De España Are Positive About Cryptocurrency
The Central Bank of Spain, Banco de España (BDE) have published a new document that discusses how cryptocurrencies could boast a number of advantages to assisting the BDE with managing their financial policies and of course, overall advantages to the Spanish financial system. This brings Spain to the fore of the cryptocurrency adoption party, joining the likes of the United Kingdom, Malta and Switzerland in their positive views on cryptocurrencies.
7 AUGUST 2018
Spain's Lawmakers Push for Blockchain Use in Governance
Spain's ruling party believes the government should utilize blockchain to operate the country's public administration more efficiently.
5 JULY 2018