EU Agreement Reached on Anti-money Laundering Rules for Cryptocurrencies – Regulation Bitcoin News

European institutions have reached an interim consensus on a set of EU regulations that will burden crypto companies with the obligation to help prevent money laundering, among other illicit activities potentially involving digital assets. The progress comes as the Union seeks to comprehensively regulate the continent’s cryptocurrency market. EU Officials and Lawmakers Agree on AML … Read more

The crypto industry must do more to promote encryption, says Meltem Demirors

“I like to call myself a future, or aspiring, cult leader,” Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer of CoinShares — a publicly listed investment firm managing around $5 billion in assets — told Cointelegraph.  Demirors, who first entered the Bitcoin (BTC) space in late 2012, further mentioned that it has been “fun to see how big … Read more

Consensus 2022: Web3, unpacking regulations, and optimism for crypto’s future

“Everything is bigger in Texas” proved to be true during Consensus 2022. The crypto conference took place June 9–12 in Austin, Texas, this year, attracting 17,000 people from across the globe, despite the 100-degree plus weather. According to the event sponsors, Consensus 2018, which was held at the Hilton Hotel in New York, had previously … Read more

Reliably unreliable: Solana price dives after latest network outage

The Solana network is not having a good year, having suffered full or partial outages at least seven separate times over the past 12 months. A bug has knocked the Solana blockchain offline again as block production halted at 16:55 UTC on June 1. This latest outage lasted around four and a half hours as … Read more

Layer-2 adoption could spur the next crypto turning point

A mysterious Redditor has made a data-driven prediction that the next major phase of development in the blockchain space will be in layer-2 solutions, primarily on Ethereum. The May 22 post explains that “We’re at a turning point” where the industry is moving away from bridging between L1 blockchains towards L2’s which are “right out … Read more