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Negative impact of the new anti-money laundering rules in Europe, burst of blockchain companies closures

16 Dec 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

Not only anonymous exchange and cryptocurrencies, apparently the new anti-money laundering rules that are about to be launched in Europe are already having an extremely negative impact on numerous blockchain companies of the old continent; Already la...

The new ECB governor demonstrates its openness to cryptocurrencies and stablecoin

13 Dec 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

When a few months ago Christine Lagarde was appointed to replace Mario Draghi at the ECB, we pointed out that this appointment would entail a radical change in the approach of the EU institutions to the blochchain technology; in the following weeks a...

The French central bank is pressing on the EU institutions for a European CBDC

26 Nov 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Roberto D.

During the annual Capital Markets Technology and Innovation conference in Paris, held last November 21st, a senior official of the French central bank, Denis Beau (who is currently deputy governor) released a series of particularly interesting commen...

Brexit... The saga continues led by Bojo and his crew

8 Oct 2019 4 minute read 9 comments (S)llew la Wulf

I hate to bring up the B word but it is pressing...UK politics has become somewhat of a farce and cabaret act in this last few months (years) and I don't blame people for just wanting to ignore it all but fact is, it really isn't going away... Here i...

Eredivisie - season 2019/2020

4 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments casperBGD

Eredivisie in Netherlands started this weekend, and after first round, all three major teams are without win, which is highly unusual for Eredivisie, on Saturday, Ajax, last season semi-finalist of Champions league, played draw with Vitesse, and PSV...

Coves in Croatia

25 Jun 2019 2 minute read 2 comments fulghum

Croatia's indented coast is a real paradise for all lovers of peaceful vacation and secluded coves. These small, mostly umbrella shaped bays are usually not very populated. Here and there you’ll stumble upon a little stone house which locals used to...

Mountain hiking in Croatia

24 Jun 2019 4 minute read 0 comments fulghum

The second oldest national park in Croatia, National Park Paklenica, offers unique natural phenomena - canyons up to 700 meters high, hidden abysses and caves, green oak, hornbeam and pine forests as well as streams and waterfalls. Paklenica National...

Facebook Libra, European authorities on a war footing

22 Jun 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Roberto D.

Concerns about Facebook's virtual currency are coming from Europe. The US asks for it to be stopped.   Libra's path may be uphill. The cryptocurrency project announced by Facebook, which will be launched in 2020, immediately became a target for regul...

Untangling Crypto Regulations: A European Journey

10 Jun 2019 5 minute read 5 comments Abhijoy Sarkar

In 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforced punitive measures in eighteen crypto related cases, as opposed to five instances the year before and just one case in 2016. Comparatively, the EU crypto scene has seen lesser legal act...

French War Hammer (ca. 1450)

2 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Culture Attic

CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Laking, Guy Francis, Sir, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. III. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1920. p. 87, fig. 873.