Category: Europe

Boris v Macron, Who Will Win?

Parliament has fallen quiet, but elsewhere we can imagine decorators rushing around with flowers, curtains being put up, horses moving around and a scene of heightened activity as the country prepares for an historic day. Boris Johnson has effectively dropped any pretenses, as has the country. MPs are vying for […]

Prasos Secures Payment Institution License From Finnish Watchdog

Finland-based cryptocurrency firm Prasos has secured a payment institution license via the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FFSA). The news comes by way of an official announcement via its crypto exchange website on July 12. According to the announcement, Prasos is now the third crypto firm in Europe to secure a payment […]

Crypto Payment Platforms Offer Working Examples — Competition Heats Up

Once seen by the mainstream zeitgeist as a fringe technology destined to languish on the outskirts of society, cryptocurrency today is alluring many leaders of the fintech sector by offering companies the prospect of being at the forefront of the largest financial revolution of the past century. With mainstream society […]

European Central Bank Exec Calls for Fast Regulatory Action Regarding Libra

European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said that financial regulators must act fast to prepare for Facebook’s Libra stablecoin, Bloomberg reports on July 7. Per Bloomberg, Coeure argued on Sunday in Aix-en-Provence in southern France that allowing for the development of new financial services and asset classes in […]

French Regulators Notice Uptick In Crypto-Related Complaints

French financial regulators have observed an increase in complaints regarding cryptocurrencies this year Investors in the country are increasingly filing complaints about digital currencies with France’s Financial Markets Authority (AMF) since January 2019, according to the AMF’s 2019 Risk Map report published on July 2. Percentage of claims to AMF […]