Category: EU

EURST Stablecoin – Reinvention of the European Economy

EURST Stablecoin – Reinvention of the European Economy

Over the years, we have been introduced to a digital transformation, which has created and shaped communities around the world. Digital technologies have introduced newly evolved ways of how the world interacts, operates, and most of all, conducts exchanges. In the current economic hardship and the Covid-19 global pandemic, the European Union has had to […]

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Wallex: The Rainbow in The European Grey Zone

Wallex: The Rainbow in The European Grey Zone

The evolution of new digital technologies has created a new shift in the value proposition for financial products and services. Digital asset management based on distributed ledger technology has opened the gates to financial institutions and regulators, with the aim of disrupting this new wave. Nevertheless, it has also opened the door for the creation […]

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The European Commission is seeking advice for a public-sector blockchain

The European Commission is seeking advice for a public-sector blockchain

The European Commission will issue a call for tenders for legal advice to help with its public sector blockchain project. The contract is worth €60,000 and applicants have been asked to address “all conceivable relevant legal questions and challenges arising from the operation of the EBSI infrastructure” at both the network level and in terms […]

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Cyber rights advocates are criticizing an EU proposal on access to encrypted messages

Cyber rights advocates are criticizing an EU proposal on access to encrypted messages

Digital rights advocates are expressing concerns over a proposal by European Union officials that would require communications companies to share encrypted messages with authorities, according to an Associated Press report. According to the EU release, which was first reported by Austrian public broadcaster FM4, European police and intelligence authorities are unable to easily access communication […]

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Privacy-Focused Brave Users Can Now Purchase Bitcoin Cash Through Bitcoin.com

Privacy-Focused Brave Users Can Now Purchase Bitcoin Cash Through Bitcoin.com

The privacy-centric web browser Brave has partnered with Bitcoin.com in order to give users access to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash from directly inside their browser. The newly added Bitcoin.com widget has been added to the latest Brave software and is now available to users in various countries. The latest version of the privacy-oriented Brave browser […]

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Exploring the current state of cryptocurrency taxation in the European Union

Exploring the current state of cryptocurrency taxation in the European Union

Quick Take By now, guidelines for  taxation of cryptocurrency activities exist in most EU member countries. However, grey areas remain. Highly favorable tax treatments in some, and lack of taxation in other EU member countries enables regulatory arbitrage. This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You can continue reading this Genesis […]

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Portugal is quickly becoming the next European blockchain hub

Portugal is quickly becoming the next European blockchain hub

Quick Take Portugal implemented favorable tax policies for foreign residents after the Great Financial Crisis. With recent clarifications on cryptocurrencies, the country is morphing into a desirable work and lifestyle hub. This research piece is available to members of The Block Genesis. You can continue reading this Genesis research on The Block.

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FECIF introduces new regulation for Bitcoin and other cryptos in Europe

FECIF report highlights most important points about new crypto regulation towards Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptos. Proposal for new regulation legislation will create a pilot program to study use of blockchain technology in the EU. Research firm D-Core has published a report by the European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial Intermediaries (FECIF)  on the […]

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