European View of DeFi

    On May 7, the European Commission (EC), or, more precisely, its division called the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, published a fascinating document called European Financial Stability and Integration Review 2022. Two-thirds of it was dedicated to DeFi, and having examined it, the author of these lines got the impression…

    Europe Establishes Cryptocurrency Framework. Part 2: Great Britain

    We looked at two landmark documents pertaining to cryptocurrency legalization in Europe: the EU Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation (MiCA) and a similar paper from the central bank of Great Britain. These massive and extremely substantive pieces consist of hundreds of pages outlining the European vision of cryptocurrencies’ role and place in the modern world and…

    Europe Establishes Cryptocurrency Framework. Part 1: The European Union

    We looked at two landmark documents pertaining to cryptocurrency legalization in Europe: the EU Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation (MiCA) and a similar paper from the central bank of Great Britain. These massive and extremely substantive pieces consist of hundreds of pages outlining the European vision of cryptocurrencies’ role and place in the modern world and…

    Europe becomes the world’s largest crypto economy with $1T due to DeFi

    According to a Chainalysis report, Central, Northern, and Western Europe (CNWE) have become the world’s biggest crypto economy. Over the last year, the region has received over $1 trillion worth of cryptocurrency, reaching 25% of all global activity. The tremendous growth that started in July 2020 pushed Europe from second to first place since last…

    Europe is getting ready to drastically tighten cryptocurrency regulations

    Europe is about to take a major step towards “Sinification” by introducing total control over the cryptocurrency operations of its citizens. European regulators decided that they had found a way of denying anonymity to any cryptocurrency dealings. Ever since the first real crypto boom in 2017, European financial regulators have taken an ambivalent position regarding…

    Standard Chartered Bank To Launch Crypto Platform

    Major bank Standard Chartered is launching a cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage platform, giving its clients access to crypto assets, like Bitcoin and Ether. Standard Chartered gets in a growing list of major banking corporations worldwide that have accepted cryptocurrency. On Wednesday, the bank declared that a Standard Chartered PLC unit aims to start a cryptocurrency…