Swedish Parliamentary Candidate to Raise Bitcoin-Only Campaign Funds

Sweden’s general election is set to take place on 14th September, and one of the country’s parliamentary candidates announced this week what could be a world first in campaign financing. Mathias Sundin is a former Member of Parliament and the deputy mayor of the Swedish city Norrköping. He’s running again this year for a seat in […]

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Central Europeans Are Beginning to Wake Up to Cryptocurrency Payments

BitBay, a Katowice-founded, Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange, released a survey of Polish cryptocurrency users in an attempt to “create a portrait of this community.” The answers may astound. The central questions asked in the survey are: who uses cryptocurrencies… and how? At this point, it should be disclosed that BitBay is the corporate owner of BitBay […]

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Gemini Hires Former Starling Bank Founder as Managing Director of Europe

In the past 18 months, Gemini has added several senior leaders to its ranks. The former global head of financial crimes at Morgan Stanley, Noah Perlman, joined Gemini as its chief compliance officer; its chief security officer, David Damato, came from cybersecurity firm Tanium; its new general counsel, Sydney Schaub, has worked for Google and […]

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French Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

A French central banker is calling for a global regulatory framework on crypto assets. In a speech at an Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) meeting in London on Tuesday, Denis Beau, a deputy governor of Banque De France, said: “There is indeed a need for overall consistency to prevent regulatory arbitrage under the […]

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Ford Test Driving Blockchain for Energy-Efficient Vehicles

Ford is giving a little more road to a blockchain pilot program aimed at improving fuel efficiency. On Tuesday, the auto-giant said it will use blockchain to monitor and automatically implement fuel efficient driving modes for a fleet of vehicles in Cologne, Germany. This is part of a wider pilot program also happening in London and […]

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