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EP vote on Transfer of Funds Regulation threatens future of EU blockchain industry
31.03.2022

EP vote on Transfer of Funds Regulation threatens future of EU blockchain industry

Brussels, 31 March 2022 – Today’s adoption in the EP’s joint ECON-LIBE Committee of the draft report on the Transfer of Funds Regulation (TFR) represents a huge, missed opportunity. The EU faile...
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China’s Digital Yuan: The Start of a New Era
03.11.2021

China’s Digital Yuan: The Start of a New Era

This is the first article in our ‘Asia in Focus’ series, exploring recent developments around Blockchain technology and CBDCs in Asia. The digital yuan will be the start of a new era in payment...
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Blockchain Experts #1: DeFi Financial Supervision. Back to basics: trustworthiness & consumer protection (M. Hardy, OSOM Finance)
02.11.2021

Blockchain Experts #1: DeFi Financial Supervision. Back to basics: trustworthiness & consumer protection (M. Hardy, OSOM Finance)

At their core most organisations supervising financial markets have, first and foremost, the mission of protecting consumers and ensuring the financial products offered to their citizens are trustwort...
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Regulatory Principles for Decentralised Finance (DeFi)
25.06.2021

Regulatory Principles for Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

Blockchain for Europe, together with Bitcoin Association Switzerland, the Blockchain Association, CryptoUK, INATBA & ACCESS, signed an open letter outlining guiding principles for the regulatory approach of Decentralised Finance (DeFi). This global effort is aiming to contribute to the regulatory process by outlining the benefits of DeFi, explain decentralised protocols and applications (DApps), as well as to describe the role of smart contracts.
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Blockchain for Europe Summit 2021
22.06.2021

Blockchain for Europe Summit 2021

The Blockchain for Europe Summit took place on 8-9 June 2021 virtually, with informative panel discussions, appearances by EU decision-makers and insights from expert speakers at the cutting edge of Blockchain technology. You can watch the full recording of the Summit here.
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Blockchain for Europe responds to the FATF consultation on the Guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual assets and VASPs
20.04.2021

Blockchain for Europe responds to the FATF consultation on the Guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual assets and VASPs

On 20 April, Blockchain for Europe (BC4EU) submitted its response to the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) consultation on the Guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual assets and VASPs,...
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Webinar Series 2021 – DeFi: What is actually new about it?
19.04.2021

Webinar Series 2021 – DeFi: What is actually new about it?

Decentralised Finance (DeFi) has the potential to significantly innovate the way current financial infrastructures operate. Based on Blockchain technology, DeFi leverages smart contracts to replicate...
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Webinar Series 2021 – Women in Blockchain: Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy
25.03.2021

Webinar Series 2021 – Women in Blockchain: Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy

Blockchain for Europe is organizing its second Women in Blockchain webinar, following the success of its first webinar on International Women’s Day. The second webinar will discuss the role of women...
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Webinar Series 2021 – Women in Blockchain: Policy and Regulation of the Blockchain Space
17.03.2021

Webinar Series 2021 – Women in Blockchain: Policy and Regulation of the Blockchain Space

Blockchain for Europe held its first Women in Blockchain Webinar to celebrate the International Women’s Day. The Webinar was an opportunity to discuss with some of the women that are shaping the policy addressing Blockchain technology around the globe.
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First-of-a-kind report on solutions for a Digital Euro and the future of payments
15.12.2020

First-of-a-kind report on solutions for a Digital Euro and the future of payments

Europe needs an effective, interoperable euro-denominated payment solution that will work with blockchain if the EU is to achieve digital competitiveness and strategic autonomy, say blockchain industr...
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Webinar Series 2020 – Crypto-assets: The future of cross-border payments
21.10.2020

Webinar Series 2020 – Crypto-assets: The future of cross-border payments

The Blockchain for Europe Webinar on 'Crypto-assets: The future of cross-border payments' took place on 8 October 2020.
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BC4EU letter to Commissioner McGuinness
16.10.2020

BC4EU letter to Commissioner McGuinness

On 12 October, Blockchain for Europe (BC4EU) sent a letter to Commissioner for Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness, to congratulate her on her recent...
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Cryptic Europe: Deciphering Crypto-assets Regulation Through the French and German Lenses
24.09.2020

Cryptic Europe: Deciphering Crypto-assets Regulation Through the French and German Lenses

Regulating emerging technologies always creates challenges for policymakers who need to strike a balance between a framework that is solid enough to prevent risky developments, but not too tight as to...
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The State of Blockchain & Crypto-Assets in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore
07.09.2020

The State of Blockchain & Crypto-Assets in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore

Blockchain technology and its utilities are rapidly drawing more interest from both the public and private sectors all around the world with its constant ongoing development. Southeast Asia is a regio...
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The Digital Euro Landscape: An overview of ongoing initiatives in Europe and beyond
09.07.2020

The Digital Euro Landscape: An overview of ongoing initiatives in Europe and beyond

Discussions on a digital euro have accelerated due to the announcement of foreign and private sector initiatives and the COVID-19 crisis. Both public and private stakeholders are now increasingly expl...
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Webinar Series 2020 – COVID-19 tracing via Blockchain
29.06.2020

Webinar Series 2020 – COVID-19 tracing via Blockchain

The Blockchain for Europe Webinar on COVID-19 tracing via Blockchain took place on 25 June 2020.
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Webinar Series 2020 – A New Digital Economy: Blockchain and AI converging
15.06.2020

Webinar Series 2020 – A New Digital Economy: Blockchain and AI converging

The Blockchain for Europe Webinar on the convergence of Blockchain and AI took place on 11 June 2020.
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Webinar Series 2020 – The future of the euro
29.05.2020

Webinar Series 2020 – The future of the euro

The Blockchain for Europe Webinar on the future of the euro took place on 28 May 2020.
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Blockchain for Europe responds to the European Commission consultation on an EU framework for crypto-assets
08.04.2020

Blockchain for Europe responds to the European Commission consultation on an EU framework for crypto-assets

On 19 March, Blockchain for Europe (BC4EU) submitted its response to the European Commission consultation on an EU framework on crypto-assets. BC4EU welcomes the Commission’s initiative to gather fe...
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How to not catch fire: a short, pleasant road  to reasonable crypto regulation
18.11.2019

How to not catch fire: a short, pleasant road  to reasonable crypto regulation

Regulation and over-eager standardisation is the flaming box of matches chasing a gasoline soaked innovation across a field. If the gap between them gets too wide, innovation is able to operate with d...
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Blockchain for Europe joins Paris Call for Trust and Stability in Cyberspace
13.11.2019

Blockchain for Europe joins Paris Call for Trust and Stability in Cyberspace

Blockchain for Europe is proud to announce that it is endorsing the Paris Call for Trust and Stability in Cyberspace (Paris Call) in support of a more peaceful cyberspace that is based on norms. The...
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What is the current regulatory status of STOs at EU level
26.08.2019

What is the current regulatory status of STOs at EU level

Introduction A Security Token Offering (STO) occurs when a Blockchain token is sold to a buyer as an investment. The token that exists on the Blockchain can be used to represent the value of real-w...
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