Category: Europe

Crypto Industry’s Favorite Messaging App Telegram Surpasses 500 Million Active Users

Crypto Industry’s Favorite Messaging App Telegram Surpasses 500 Million Active Users

Telegram, a popular messaging app within the cryptocurrency space, surpassed 500 million monthly active users during the first week of January, according to Telegram chief executive officer Pavel Durov. In the last 72 hours, said Durov, the app has seen a massive surge in new users, with an additional 25 million people signing up to […]

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Crypto card issuer Wirex becomes a principal member of Visa in Europe

Crypto card issuer Wirex becomes a principal member of Visa in Europe

Wirex, the London-based cryptocurrency card issuer, has been made a Visa principal member in Europe. According to an announcement shared with The Block on Tuesday, the membership allows Wirex to issue Visa cards itself, offer new products, and apply for additional licenses. Visa principal members, in general, are authorized to act as issuing banks, meaning […]

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Volatile Bitcoin Not a True Store of Value Just Yet, Says Fidelity Digital Assets Head

Volatile Bitcoin Not a True Store of Value Just Yet, Says Fidelity Digital Assets Head

Fidelity Digital Assets president Tom Jessop says that bitcoin is not a true store of value just yet because the digital asset is still too volatile, Reuters reported. However, investors are optimistic bitcoin will attain this status. “We use the word ‘potential store of value’ as bitcoin is still extremely volatile, and by any standard […]

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Ripple Is Selling 33% of Its Stake in Moneygram

Ripple Is Selling 33% of Its Stake in Moneygram

Ripple Labs Inc. is selling 4 million of its shares in Moneygram, or about a third of its total shareholding in the company. The decision seems in part to be motivated by the surging Moneygram share price and Ripple’s desire to cash out after buying the shares at a premium of $4.10 in 2019. At […]

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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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Voyager Digital Buys European Crypto Exchange Focused on Institutional Investors

Voyager Digital Buys European Crypto Exchange Focused on Institutional Investors

Crypto-asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd is buying LGO Markets, a French cryptocurrency exchange focused on corporate investors. The two firms will merge under one brand, Voyager, and their two separate native tokens, VGX and LGO, will also merge. The deal grants Voyager, a Canadian Securities Exchange-listed (CSE) firm, access to the European retail market through […]

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Tim Draper’s Venture Studio to Triple-Down on Blockchain Projects With a $25M Fund

Tim Draper’s Venture Studio to Triple-Down on Blockchain Projects With a $25M Fund

At the LA Blockchain Summit, the blockchain and fintech venture studio Draper Goren Holm announced the launch of a $25 million blockchain fund called “Fund 1.” According to the announcement the money will be used for promising blockchain and fintech startups in Series A and seed investments.On October 6, 2020, the Los Angeles-based venture studio […]

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European Bitcoin Exchange Hacked for $1.4 Million, Claims It Cannot Afford to Repay Users

European Bitcoin Exchange Hacked for $1.4 Million, Claims It Cannot Afford to Repay Users

2gether, a Spanish cryptocurrency trading platform, has been hacked for about $1.4 million and company executives claim that they do not have the money to repay customers.Chief executive officer Ramon Ferraz Estrada said over the course of several tweets on Monday that the breach of July 31 affected crypto investment accounts and exposed user private […]

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