ECB says Bitcoin is artificially propped up, shouldn’t be legitimised

FRANKFURT, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Bitcoin is being artificially propped up and should not be legitimised by regulators or financial companies as it heads for “irrelevance”, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been variously presented as an alternative form of money and a shield from the inflationary policies pursued … Read more

European Countries Need Bitcoiners – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an opinion editorial by Holly Young, Ph.D., an active builder in the Portuguese Bitcoin community. Disclaimer: BTC Inc. is the parent company of the Bitcoin Conference. It was a real pleasure to watch Katie Ananina and Jessica Hodlr take the stage at the Bitcoin Amsterdam conference (not the least because minutes earlier, a … Read more

Crypto assets need new rights in law, UK legal body says

A stock graph is seen with a representation of bitcoin in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Britain should create a new category of private property law for digital assets like cryptocurrencies which are being used to … Read more

Bitcoin Self-Custody And Financial Sovereignty – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an opinion editorial by Kudzai Kutukwa, a passionate financial inclusion advocate who was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of South Africa‚Äôs top-20 young entrepreneurs under 30. The release of the Bitcoin white paper in 2009 after the 2008 financial crisis was one the most significant events of the 21st century. For … Read more

Explainer: EU agrees rulebook for ‘Wild West’ crypto markets

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – The European Union on Thursday reached a provisional deal on the world’s first set of comprehensive … Read more

EU agrees to deal on landmark MiCA cryptocurrency regulation

Bitcoin is a volatile asset, and has been known to swing more than 10% higher or lower in a single day. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images EU officials on Thursday secured an agreement on what is likely to be the first major regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency industry. The European Commission, EU lawmakers … Read more

Crypto fears now materialising, central bank body BIS says

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Recent implosions in the cryptocurrency markets indicate that long-warned-about dangers of decentralised digital money are now materialising, the Bank for International Settlements has said. The BIS, the global umbrella body for central banks, sounded the warning in an upcoming annual report, in which it also urged more effort in developing … Read more