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The official EU statement: it is impossible to prohibit mining

The official EU statement: it is impossible to prohibit mining

According to EU Commissioner, mining crypto currency is a perfectly legitimate activity in Europe and subject to the standard rules of electric power supply and consumption. In a statement issued last week, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for the digital economy expressed concern about the energy-intensive nature of mining, noting the regulatory status of the industry:… More

The EU may impose new rules for cryptocurrency

The EU may impose new rules for cryptocurrency

In the coming months, can be developed new rules regarding cryptocurrencies and assets based on the blockchain. This statement was made by the representative of the European Union after completion of the round table on this topic. Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis suggested that the management unit may begin to perform additional oversight… More

The European Commission creates a blockchain-an Observatory to study the development potential of the ecosystem

The European Commission creates a blockchain-an Observatory to study the development potential of the ecosystem

The interest of European Union to the blockchain technology and its application led to the creation of the blockchain Observatory and forum. February 1, 2018, the European Commission (EC) announced plans to create a “blockchain Observatory and forum” with the goal of “a more active study and development of new technologies in Europe”. European Union… More

The European regulator ESMA is considering the regulation of cryptocurrency derivatives

The European regulator ESMA is considering the regulation of cryptocurrency derivatives

The European regulator for securities and markets (ESMA) is considering the regulation cryptanalytic derivatives, in particular the issue of contracts for difference (CFDs). ESMA is exploring public opinion regarding the contracts for difference (CFDs). The controller determines, as crypto-currency CFDs will comply with the regulatory framework of the derivatives market for financial instruments (MFID). ESMA… More

The EU authorities are preparing the tax regime for the digital economy

The EU authorities are preparing the tax regime for the digital economy

Different EU bodies involved in the development of the tax regime, which is likely to have an impact on the blockchain-space, as well as companies that work with cryptocurrency. A number of figures and bodies of the European Union, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to the Council of Ministers of Finance and economy of the… More