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European Parliament Votes to Boost Crowdfunding Cap to € 8 Million

Matching what several European countries have already done, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of European Parliament voted this week to boost the crowdfunding cap to € 8 million across all of the European member states. This stands in contrast to an existing proposal emanating out of… Read More

European Parliament Draft Legislation Shows Intent to Enable Crowdfunding Platforms to Host Initial Coin Offerings

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A recent draft of legislation by the European Parliament pertaining to European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) indicates an interest in rolling in initial coin offerings (ICOs) along with more traditional securities. While still just a draft, the document shows a clear interest in empowering online… Read More

European Parliament Publishes Report on Cryptocurrency: Virtual Currencies and Central Banks Monetary Policy

A report created at the request or the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, addresses the topic of “virtual currencies” or cryptocurrencies. The paper entitled “Virtual Currencies and Central Banks Monetary Policy: Challenges Ahead,” seeks to present an analysis of the phenomenon of… Read More

European Parliament Committee Passes Blockchain Resolution

The European Parliament, Committee on Research, Industry and Energy, passed a blockchain resolution yesterday (May 16th) capturing solid support with 56 in favor and 3 opposed.. The resolution included a section on initial coin offerings. European Parliament resolution on Distributed ledger technologies and blockchains: building… Read More

Mario Draghi, President of ECB, Talks Fintech & Blockchain at European Parliament

During a hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, addressed the hot topics of Fintech and Blockchain technology (Distributed Ledger Technology or DLT). In prepared remarks, Draghi spoke about the economic… Read More

European Parliament State of Play Report on Crowdfunding

The European Parliament has published a report entitled: Crowdfunding in Europe – Introduction and State of Play. The short document is basically a synopsis on the status of crowdfunding in Europe. The report notes that while crowdfunding has grown rapidly, much of this growth has occurred in… Read More

European Parliament Looks to Boost Crowdfunding Minus Prospectus to €8 Million

European Parliament is looking to adjust the prospectus requirement for small companies raising capital. This policy shift can directly impact the amount an issuer can raise using investment crowdfunding – across Europe. Members of European Parliament have increased the lower exemption threshold, under which no… Read More

European Parliament on the Collaborative Economy

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Published during the final weeks of 2015, the European Parliament released an extensive document on the collaborative economy.  The shifting economics driven by sharing and technology has already altered entire industries. That we all know but this is only the beginning.  The scribes at the… Read More

European Parliament to EC: Capital Markets Union Must Help Fund SMEs

“High-quality, easily comparable financial information on the companies seeking crowdfunding or peer-to-peer lending should be available across borders” state MEPs The European Parliament issued a statement last week regarding the hot topic of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) across the European Union. One of the… Read More

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