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ECB’s Yves Mersch Warns Libra Cryptocurrency Is ‘Facebook’s Siren Call’

News Yves Mersch, European Central Bank’s key legal official, said that Facebook’s Libra stablecoin is “beguiling but treacherous” during a speech at the ECB’s legal conference in Frankfurt on Monday. Bloomberg reported on Mersch’s remarks in an article published on Sept. 2. Per the report, he sai..

Securities Exchange MERJ Plans ‘World’s First’ Security Token IPO

News Seychelles-based securities exchange MERJ — which listed the first regulated security token on a national stock market — plans to distribute its equity to Europe via a partnership with blockchain service provider Globacap. A Globacap press release published on Aug. 29 revealed that MERJ now p..

Stablecoins Vulnerable to Regulatory Uncertainty: European Central Bank

News Stablecoins with a clear governance framework may be hampered by the uncertainty of the lack of regulation, according to the European Central Bank (ECB). Four major types of stablecoins outlinedOn Aug. 29, the ECB released a new paper devoted to stablecoins, which it describes as digital unit..

Binance Jersey Partners with Crypto Platform Caspian for Faster Trades

News Binance’s fiat-to-crypto conversion branch for euros and British pounds, Binance Jersey, has entered into a partnership with the crypto investment service Caspian, which provides trading, portfolio and risk management on its platform. Caspian shared news of the partnership with Cointelegraph ..

EU Members Adopt Tougher Crypto Rules Than AML Directive Requires

Europe is gradually tightening the rules for the crypto space. A wave of new regulations are introducing stricter requirements for companies operating in the industry and cryptocurrency users are going to feel the difference in the coming months. The measures stem from the obligation of member state..

Congressional Research Service Examines Blockchain in Energy Sector

News The Congressional Research Service has released a report that examines, among other things, the potential advantages and disadvantages of pursuing blockchain-based solutions for the energy sector. The Congressional Research Service released their findings in a report on Aug. 9, entitled “Bitc..

UK Pension and Welfare Agency Examining Blockchain and DLT

News The United Kingdom pension and welfare agency has identified blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) as technologies that could disrupt the payments industry. In an Aug. 9 blog post, Richard Laycock, the deputy director of digital payments and banking systems at the Department of W..

Czech Republic to Impose Stricter Crypto Regulations than EU Requires

News The Czech Republic is expected to enforce stricter oversight of cryptocurrencies than that required by the European Union’s bloc-wide Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) regulatory regime. According to a report from local newspaper Hospodářské Noviny on Aug. 8, the Czech Republic’s transposition of ..

Hodler’s Digest, July 29 – Aug. 4: Facebook’s Libra Confession, US Urged to Lead...

Hodler’s Digest Top Stories This WeekFacebook warns investors that the Libra stablecoin may never launchThe Libra storyline is fast becoming a never-ending soap opera — and we might be reaching the season finale. Facebook used its latest quarterly report to warn investors that its controversial cr..

Andorra Telecom Inks New Partnership to Run Blockchain Node

News Andorra Telecom has entered into partnership with Spanish digital economy-focused non-profit Alastria to integrate blockchain technology into its internal processes, Spanish-language news outlet Diari d’Andorra reported on Aug. 1. Alastria is a consortium of over 800 non-profit organizations ..

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