28Jun/21

Germany’s financial watchdog approves crypto custody license for Coinbase

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority has issued a crypto custody business license for Coinbase’s Germany arm. In a Monday announcement, Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, also known as BaFin, said it hadRead More…

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13Jan/21

Largest Dark Web Market Taken Offline as Alleged Operator Arrested in Germany

A 34-year-old Australian man accused of running the world’s largest dark web marketplace has been arrested by German authorities close to the Danish border. According to a report from Europol on Wednesday,Read More…

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11May/20

Digitized Europe: The Shift to a Cashless World

By spring 2020, it became inescapable that we now live in a world with an unraveling future. The once-imminent shift, now fueled by the coronavirus outbreak, has accelerated the pace of technologicalRead More…

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18Feb/20

Boerse Stuttgart Subsidiary Launching Institutional Crypto Custody Services

Blocknox, a subsidiary of the second largest German stock exchange Boerse Stuttgart, is expanding its cryptocurrency custody service to institutional players. According to an announcement from the bourse on Tuesday, Blocknox alreadyRead More…

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23Nov/19

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Nov. 17-23

The past week has seen a range of crypto- and blockchain-related developments in the German-speaking world. The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection is planning to sponsor a research projectRead More…

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01Oct/19

This Crypto-Savvy Bank Is Building Bandwidth for Bitcoin Retail Payments

The German bank partially owned by blockchain firms Nimiq, TokenPay and the Litecoin Foundation is planning to process cryptocurrency payments for retailers starting in 2020. WEG Bank AG CEO Matthias von HauffRead More…

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17Sep/19

German Finance Minister Says Gov’t Must Reject Facebook’s Libra Coin

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz stated that policymakers cannot accept parallel currencies such as Facebook’s proposed Libra stablecoin. Prevent stablecoins from becoming alternative currencies As reported by Reuters, on Sept. 17, GermanRead More…

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