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New EU Directive Sets Stricter Transparency Rules for Digital Currencies

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The EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force yesterday, July 9, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports July 10. Measures within the directive will set a new legal framework for European financial watchdogs to regulate digital currencies in order to protect against money laundering and terrorist financing. As the EU Commission wrote in an accompanying press Read More

EU Report Says Cryptocurrencies ‘Unlikely’ to Challenge Central Banks

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Cryptocurrencies will not challenge the economic power of central banks, the European Parliament said last week. In the latest Monetary Dialogue report issued on June 26, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs said that while cryptocurrencies have made financial transactions “relatively safe, transparent, and fast,” they pose no threat to sovereign currencies Read More

Malta Passes Trio of Bills as Part of ‘Blockchain Island’ Plan

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Malta has taken a significant step toward becoming a “Blockchain Island.” Announced Tuesday by Silvio Schembri – a Maltese Member of Parliament and the parliamentary secretary responsible for financial services, digital economy and innovation – the island nation’s parliament has passed three bills regarding cryptocurrencies, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) marking it as one Read More

Photos: EU blue was the theme of today’s Brexit anniversary rallies

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As much as Brits cherish every opportunity to display their Union Jack flag, EU’s blue-and-yellow pennant blanketed London today as thousands took to the streets to mark the second anniversary of the Brexit vote. The Guardian estimates that 100,000 showed up at today’s rallies. While many anti-Brexit protestors are carried placards challenging UK’s decision to Read More

BlockShow in Berlin Sets New Record With Largest Turnout Yet

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The BlockShow Europe 2018 conference ended yesterday, May 29, after two days of panels and speakers, including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and BTCC co-founder Bobby Lee. Speaking about the conference, Bobby Lee told Cointelegraph: “I think conferences are important to get the word out there, to educate people and help them learn about cryptocurrency and Read More

GDPR and Blockchain: Is the New EU Data Protection Regulation a Threat or an Incentive?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping and stringent European Union (EU) wide legal framework for personal data privacy, became effective on May 25. Ready or not, this framework is going to drastically transform the business of any digital venture. The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) forecast that at least 75,000 privacy jobs will be Read More

China is paying for Karl Marx’s birthday party in Germany

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Karl Marx, one of the world’s most influential philosophers, was born 200 years ago today (May 5) in Trier, Germany. To commemorate the person whose ideology shaped entire nations with his Communist Manifesto, locals are throwing a birthday party—and China is picking up the tab. The people of Trier are bracing themselves for large crowds Read More

Survey: 89% of Visa, Mastercard, Unionpay Users Know Crypto – 53% Have Purchased

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News A global study of cryptocurrency purchases made by users of Visa, Mastercard, and Unionpay cards shows that 89% of respondents are knowledgeable about crypto and 53% have purchased some in the past 12 months. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space A Global Study Global payment service provider Worldcore reportedly conducted a Read More

Poles Protest Unfair Taxation of Crypto Incomes and Profits

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Taxes A decision by the Polish government to tax crypto transactions, even those that do not return profit, has provoked discontent among traders in the country. The local crypto community has decided to protest against the official stance of the Finance Ministry with an online petition which is gathering support. Taxes on crypto-related income in Read More