ECB governor calls for tax, regulation on bitcoin

AFP

© AFP/File | Bitcoin burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is. 385 more words

A slew of new financial rules could make the big European firms even bigger

Starting today (Jan. 3), Europe’s traders will have to contend with thousands of pages of new rules that will radically change transactions in everything from bonds to stocks to commodities. 626 more words

New year jitters for bond markets as ECB cuts back stimulus

Reuters | Published — Tuesday 2 January 2018

There were New Year jitters for the bond markets as the ECB cut back on stimulus. (AFP) 573 more words

India likens bitcoin, crypto currency to Ponzi schemes

AFP

© AFP/File | India is the latest country to warn against investing in cryptocurrencies

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India warned Friday against investing in cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, likening them to “Ponzi schemes”, as it became the latest country to urge caution. 222 more words

EU Central Banker: “Stop Calling the Bitcoin a Coin”

European Union central bankers are becoming increasingly vocal on the subject of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Its precipitous price increase this year seems to coincide with wide-ranging statements, including the digital asset’s threat or lack thereof. 442 more words

Finance

The economic surprise of 2017 was Europe's best year in a decade

Europe didn’t head into 2017 under the best circumstances. Brexit was still relatively new and troubling, Italy’s oldest bank had just collapsed, and a series of upcoming elections were making investors nervous. 872 more words

European Central Bank Going Over For Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

Ethereum Alliance as of late made working gatherings concentrated on three fields: interoperability, computerized character, and vitality. Individuals from each gathering will create Ethereum blockchain-fueled answers for these three issues. 222 more words

News