The French regulators have proposed to change the way the cryptocurrency industry is supervised in Europe. It has been reported that Robert Ophèle, the chairman of Autorité des Marchés Financiers, addressed crypto-related regulatory issues at the 5th Annual Conference on FinTech and Regulation. However, the official argued that financial supervisors must take a new approach in regulating blockchain-based financial instruments due to massive growth in the market. The report sa
An American digital wallet and trading platform, Uphold, is obtaining European card issuer Optimus Cards UK Limited to issue a cryptocurrency-enabled card on the continent. More crypto payments are coming to Europe. @UpholdInc plans to roll out a crypto debit card in just over a month, paving the way for increased adoption.
But are consumers ready to use crypto for everyday purchases? https://t.co/vNfl6Xq2tF
— Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph)
February 3, 2021 Uphold is plann
Binance, the major cryptocurrency exchange, has confirmed the shipping of its crypto debit cards to Europe after a tweet from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), several days ago. A Binance representative said: “We began shipping a limited quantity of Binance Cards on July 24. The cards are being shipped to users in European Economic Area.” It has been reported that CZ tweeted the news out in an unofficial capacity on July 25. He said by referring to Binance Card, the exchange’s
Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance begins delivering its crypto-powered debit cards to customers after months of waiting, planning and testing. On July 25, CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ confirmed in a tweet: This started shipping in limited quantities as of yesterday, I heard. #Binance Card https://t.co/pM4KUNdmjp
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance)
July 25, 2020 In previous reports, Binance Card showed an August launch in the European regions. This signifies tha
Binance’s cryptocurrency debit card, Binance Card powered by Swipe is officially debuting in countries of the European Economic Area, or EEA. On July 14 Binance revealed that that EEA-based users will be able to apply for a Binance Card starting in August. Introducing #Binance Card powered by #Swipe Issuing. $SXP will be one of 4 cryptos supported and all Binance Card transaction fees will be paid in $SXP
Swipe Issuing is a Card-as-a-Service platform with more details to be
SIA, a European payment services business, and U.K.-based technology company Quant Network has successfully tested cross-blockchain interoperability between different protocols. On June 5, SIA and Quant Network first announced their partnership to work on cross-platform applications and services for banks and financial institutions. .@quant_network and SIA successfully tested #blockchain #interoperability. Breakthrough achieved by integrating Quant Network’s #Overledger techn
P2P crypto-powered wireless network Helium announced its expansion to Europe after launching in North America. On June 18 an announcement was made that Helium will start shipping its network’s Hotspots to Europe in July. Today we are excited to announce #ThePeoplesNetwork is going global 🌎! Hotspots are now available for purchase in Europe & Asia.
We are also launching @Helium Tabs, a new tracker exclusively for Hotspot owners in the US & Canada.
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Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), a major Austrian bank, is working on a new form of national currency tokenization using blockchain technology. RBI is extending its collaboration with fintech firm, Billon, followed by a successful test of end-to-end digitized national currency transfers. On May 18 an announcement was made stating that RBI and Billon are working on initial stages of an RBI tokenization platform, currently dubbed as RBI Coin. The pilot is planned to be cond
Crypto.com, the payments and cryptocurrency platform, has announced a broad European launch of its Visa cards, as the cards will soon ship to 31 countries in the region. On May 15, it has been reported by the company’s blog post that the company’s European presence now covers all 27 EU member states, as well as Switzerland, the UK, Iceland, and Norway. However, the firm claims to have “the most widely available crypto card in the world” as a result of this expansion. Prior to
Singapore-based crypto startup, Matrixport launched by the former CEO of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, will expand its services from Asia to Europe through its new Zurich office. On Nov. 26, the swiss publication, swissinfo.ch reported that Matrixport will begin offering its trading, lending and custody services registered under the name of Chaintech in Switzerland. The CEO of Matrixport in Switzerland, Hui Wang, says that Matrixport’s new office in Zurich will not act to simply refer c
The European Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF) has launched a new investment scheme for artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain in Europe. On Nov. 20 an announcement was published in a blog post that reads: “With the European Commission, we are
launching a dedicated investment scheme that will make EUR 100m available to
venture capital funds or other investors that support AI and blockchain-based
products and services. Because these are cornerstone investments