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EPEX European Power Exchange Partners With Blockchain Startup – Latest News | Ethereum

LO3 which is a blockchain startup recently announced a partnership with European Power Exchange (EPEX). EPEX is in the business of linking the different microgrids in order to enable the wholesale exchange of power. Both the companies recently signed a memorandum of understanding which would enable them to create a blockchain-based platform in order to […]

Ethereum studio ConsenSys opens European Hub in London

Ethereum design studio ConsenSys is expanding its global physical presence by opening a hub in London, in the heart of the technology hotbed of “Silicon Roundabout”. The London hub has space for 60 ConsenSys members and sponsored projects. The firm already has major hubs in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Dubai, Singapore and Brisbane. ConsenSys, […]

European Central Bank Member: We Aren’t Ignoring Cryptocurrency

Long active in evaluating blockchain technology broadly, a European Central Bank (ECB) official took steps this week to stress the institution is closely watching cryptocurrency. In an interview published on Oct. 29, Benoît Cœuré, one of the central bank’s executive board members, elaborated briefly on the bank’s views on the subject, telling Le Journal du […]

European Parliament: Customs Officials ‘Lack Sufficient Resources’ To Monitor Cryptocurrency

News world In late September 2017, one of the legislative arms of the European Union raised concerns about inadequate supervision of virtual currencies by customs officials. Its draft report states that authorities “lack sufficient resources.” On September 29, 2017, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and […]

European Central Bank ‘Does Not Have Authority’ to Regulate Bitcoin: ECB President

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi stated that the agency does not have the authority to regulate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. ECB Does Not Have Authority to Regulate Bitcoin Draghi made these comments in a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee […]

Bitcoin is Outside the Regulatory Jurisdiction of the European Central Bank

Regulation The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, has stated that bitcoin does not fall under the regulatory powers of the ECB. The statement was made in response to a question from the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. Also Read: European Central Bank Criticizes Estonian […]

Mario Draghi: European Central Bank Has ‘No Power’ to Regulate Bitcoin

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has indicated that his institution does not have the powers to regulate cryptocurrencies. Making his statements to the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Draghi said that “it would actually not be in our powers to prohibit and regulate” bitcoin and other digital currencies. The comments […]

European Central Bank Criticizes Estonian National Cryptocurrency Plans

Regulation The president of the European Central Bank has criticized the Estonian government’s plan to launch a national cryptocurrency. The statements have implied that the European Union (EU) states will not be permitted to launch state-issued cryptocurrencies that compete with the Euro as the major currency within EU jurisdiction. Also Read: European Union […]

European Union Eyes Helping Refugees with Blockchain

The European Union is joining the United Nations in using the Ethereum Blockchain to provide transparent help to refugees. Details of the latest meeting of the European Parliament this week show its dedicated distributed ledger (DLT) taskforce set up earlier this year has already spent half its €850,000 ($1 mln) budget. Dubbed the ‘Horizontal Task […]

This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? The country is pretty forward thinking when it comes to technology – they are the first nation to offer an e-Residency program.  The program is almost like […]

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