Malta’s Prime Minister Hails Crypto as ‘Future of Money’ in UN Speech

Malta’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, has used his platform at the U.N. to speak out on the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency, calling them an “inevitable” part of a digital future. In a speech at the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the U.N. on Sept. 27, Muscat raised Malta’s move […]

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Think Tank Report Argues for Standardized Crypto Rules Within EU

A Belgium-based think tank is arguing that the EU should create a single standard for cryptocurrency rules in a report sent to finance ministers within the economic bloc. Bruegel, based in Brussels, the Belgian capitol, believes that the EU needs “common rules” on cryptocurrencies, as well as how tokens are distributed and traded, Reuters reported […]

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The EU’s Biggest ETF Firm Expands Into Crypto Products

Europe’s largest trader of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is now entering the crypto world. Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders NV co-CEO Dennis Dijkstra told Bloomberg Thursday that his firm was expanding its trading products to exchange-traded notes (ETNs) based on bitcoin and ether. XBT Provider, a Stockholm-based firm that offers ETFs based on bitcoin and ether, […]

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Crypto Valley Declares Blockchain Voting Trial a ‘Success’

Zug, a city in Switzerland known as the “Crypto Valley,” has successfully completed its first test of a local blockchain-based voting system. As CoinDesk reported on June 11, the Swiss city launched an e-voting pilot platform built on blockchain technology as part of the city’s efforts to embrace the technology. The voting process took place […]

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Liechtenstein to Avoid ‘Excessive’ Blockchain Regulation: Prime Minister

Blockchain technology is driving economic transformation and Liechtenstein wants to be in the front seat, according to the country’s prime minister. As such, the Liechtenstein government has set out to draw up “sensible,” comprehensive blockchain legislation to create a legal environment that’s conducive to innovation and light on regulation. While other nations have steadily introduced […]

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UK Financial Watchdog Warns Over Unregistered Crypto Brokerage

The U.K.’s financial regulator has issued a warning to investors over an unregistered brokerage firm that appears to be offering cryptocurrency-related derivatives in the country. In a statement Thursday, the Financial Conduct Authority took aim at a firm called Olsson Capital, which, according to the regulator, is based in Sofia, Bulgaria. “This firm is not […]

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The Crown Prince of Liechtenstein Wants to Invest in Crypto

There may be a literal “crypto-king” one day in the not-so-distant future. The Crown Prince of Liechtenstein said last Friday that his family is considering investing some of their $5 billion fortune in cryptocurrencies. Crown Prince Alois Philipp Maria told CNBC that investing in cryptocurrencies can help bolster the royal family’s fortune, which, though it is sizeable […]

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