Tag Archives: Europe

12Dec/19

ECB President: ‘We Better Be Ahead of Curve’ on Stablecoins

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, said that the financial institution should be ahead of the curve regarding the demand for stablecoins. According to a tweet by theRead More…

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04Dec/19

France to Test Its Central Bank Digital Currency in Q1 2020: Official

The central bank of France plans to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial institutions in 2020. François Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of the Bank of France, announced thatRead 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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24Oct/19

US Financial Regulators Join UK FCA’s ‘Global Sandbox’

Four U.S. regulators joined the Global Financial Innovation Network, an international alliance of government regulators led by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority seeking to bolster the future of fintech. The Securities andRead More…

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10Sep/19

Facebook Libra, Other Cryptos Must Comply With US Rules: Treasury Official

Facebook’s Libra must achieve the highest standards of U.S. regulatory compliance prior to any launch, a U.S. Treasury official has said. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Switzerland, Sigal Mandelker, under secretary of theRead More…

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04Sep/19

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde Encourages Open Cryptocurrency Regulation

European Central Bank (ECB) president candidate and International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde stated on Sept. 4 that central banks and financial supervisors should protect consumers but also be open toRead More…

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25Jun/19

Swiss Central Banker ‘Relaxed’ About Facebook’s Libra Crypto

A Swiss central banker has suggested that Facebook’s recently announced cryptocurrency project, Libra, is not ruffling any feathers with the regulator. As reported by Reuters on Tuesday, Thomas Moser, alternate member of the governingRead More…

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