Tagged: european union

22 European Countries Sign Comprehensive Blockchain Cooperative Agreement

On Tuesday, April 10th, 22 European countries signed an declaration vowing to cooperate as partners in the development and deployment of blockchain tech across European jurisdictions. According to the declaration, “Cooperation on a European Blockchain Partnership,” earnest efforts to “reaffirm” Europe’s “leading role” globally in blockchain… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority Prohibits Binary Options for Retail Investors

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has banned the marketing, distribution and sale of binary options to retail investors. Simultaneously, contracts for differences (CFDs) will have a restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale to retail investors. ESMA can only introduce temporary intervention measures… Read More

InstaReM Launches Zero-Margin FX Rate Overseas Money Transfer Service from EU

InstaReM, a Southeast Asia’s digital cross-border money transfer service provider, announced on Thursday it has extended its outbound money transfer operations to another important market, the European Union (EU). ), Prajit Nanu, the co-founder of the fintech start-up, revealed the exciting news at the Money20/20 Asia 2018… Read More

European Banking Authority Publishes its Fintech Roadmap

Following in the footsteps of the European Commission’s Fintech Roadmap, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has released its opinion as to how to best foster and promote Fintech adoption. The EBA’s Fintech Roadmap is the result of a recent consultation as to how the Authority… Read More

Here is the FAQ on Proposed Pan European Crowdfunding Rules

The European Commission is finally address a pressing issue: facilitating online capital formation across all member countries in the European Union. Since investment crowdfunding emerged as a viable form of providing access to capital to early stage – and later stage companies – the industry… Read More

EU Roundtable: Blockchain Good. Cryptocurrencies Risky

In a speech today delivered by European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, the public official commented on the the EU Roundtable on Cryptocurrencies. The “debriefing” was light on details and simply shared a high level perspective of the discussion. Dombrovskis said the mission of the… Read More

Taking the Initiative: Blockchain Bundesverband Makes Legal Recommendations for ICOs to Point Europe in the Right Direction

  The Blockchain Bundesverband has published a position paper on initial coin offerings regarding important regulatory considerations.  The focus is largely on the European Union, and specifically Germany, but the discussion has global considerations regarding exchanges and public policy in general. Much of the world… Read More

Recommendations Provided to EU to Boost Crowdfunding in Renewable Energy

CrowdfundRES is a group of policy recommendations to improve the regulatory and market framework to boost investment in renewable energy across the European Union. A group of 14 different partners worked on the project that saw the participation of the European Crowdfunding Network and four… Read More

FESE Responds to EU’s Consultation on Fintech

  The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) recently published their response to the European Commission’s Consultation, “FinTech: a more competitive and innovative European Financial Sector.” In their response, they listed three principles that they believe will be vital for the development of the Fintech… Read More

Last Day: European Commission Public Consultation on Fintech Ends June 15th

The European Commission public consultation on Fintech ends today. Launched in March, the consultation was created to better understand how Europe can engender a more competitive and innovative financial sector. The feedback will hopefully help guide the Commission how Fintech can make the EU Single Market… Read More

European Commission to Implement Blockchain and DLT Pilot Project

In the context of the Horizontal Taskforce on Fintech and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), the European Parliament has mandated the European Commission to implement a pilot project in order to build up technical expertise and regulatory capacity. The European Commission intends to launch a call… Read More

European Commission Considers Passport For Fintech Firms in Recognition of Consumer Benefits

The US Fintech marketplace is saddled with 50 different state regulators and innumerable federal agencies touching financial services. The UK is dealing with Brexit ramifications and its divorce proceedings with continental Europe. Meanwhile, the European Commission is considering passporting Fintech services in recognition of the profound benefits… Read More

European Union Stops Harmonization Process for Crowdfunding Rules

At Crowddialogue Europe in Graz, Austria last week, a panel presentation, moderated by Ronald Kleverlaan, inquired about the status of the European legislation on crowd-investing. Looking back to 2014, with the EU Commission’s Communication “Unleashing the Potential of Crowdfunding”, soon followed by the 2015 Communication “Action Plan… Read More

EU Commissioner Talks CMU, Alternative Finance Following Brexit

EU Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis replaced Jonathan Hill of the UK at the Commission following the Brexit decision. He recently sat down with CNBC for an interesting interview where he shared some insight into his perspective on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) in light of the UK EU… Read More

Lending Works Reflects on the Brexit Economy Two Months Later

On Thursday, UK-based peer-to-peer lender, Lending Works, took to its blog to reveal the status of UK’s economy since voters made the Brexit decision, to depart from the European Union (EU),  just two months ago (June 23rd). The lender stated: “Depending which newspaper you’re inclined to… Read More

Seedrs Among Businesses Supporting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #LondonIsOpen Campaign

Earlier this week, London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign, which was to show the world that London continues to remain united and open for business following the UK’s recent vote to depart from the European Union (EU). Khan reportedly stated: “London is the best… Read More

#BrexitJustice Crowdfunder UK Captures Over £100,000 In An Effort to Stop European Union Departure

Earlier this month, a man by the name Marcus J. Ball took to the crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder UK, to raise £100,000 to bring the pro-Brexit politicians to court for various charges and prevent Brexit from happening. This initiative, which is called #BrexitJustice, was launched just a… Read More

Perspective: Uncertainty About the Consequences of Brexit is Rising

As UK politicians, pro-Brexit and pro-Bremain alike, resign one after the other, the uncertainty about the consequences of the Brexit vote is rising instead of abating. Here is a summary the following main causes of uncertainty that impact financial services: The Legal Exiting Process: The… Read More

Lending Works Offers Pension Advice Post-Brexit Decision

Just a little over a week after the UK voted to depart from the European Union (EU), Lending Works offered pension advice to the country’s retirees (or soon to be) following the surprising decision. The peer-to-peer lending platform shared: “Less than a week in, and the… Read More

AngelsDen on Brexit Decision: In Short Term, We All Expect A Period of Economic Volatility in the UK

One week after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), equity crowdfunding platform AngelsDen revealed its thoughts about the departure and economy predictions. The website stated: “Obviously the UK vote to leave the European Union has raised many questions about investing in UK… Read More