Demand for widely used euro stablecoin is huge, says DeFi expert

The market capitalization of Tether (USDT), a United States dollar-pegged stablecoin, is currently over $65 billion. USD Coin (USDC), another stablecoin backed by the U.S. dollar, clocks in near $55 billion. Some reports estimate that the total market cap of dollar-backed stablecoins is over $160 billion. Despite this success of dollar-based stablecoins, there has not … Read more

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

Ukraine Joins European Blockchain Partnership as Observer – Blockchain Bitcoin News

Ukraine has been granted observer status in the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP). Officials in Kyiv hope the move will facilitate the implementation of blockchain technologies by the Ukrainian government and lead to the adoption of more efficient crypto regulations. Ukraine Advances Toward Membership of European Blockchain Partnership Ukraine has been accepted as an observer in … Read more

EU Nears Agreement on Crypto Regulations, Report Reveals – Regulation Bitcoin News

Authorities in the EU are moving closer to a deal on a legislative package tailored to comprehensively regulate the crypto market and related activities in Europe. According a media report, an agreement on the key legislation is likely to be reached as early as this month. Deal on EU Crypto Law Expected by End of … Read more

European Commission Has ‘Serious Doubts’ About Markets in Crypto Assets Draft, Report Reveals – Regulation Bitcoin News

The European Commission disagrees with some provisions in the crypto regulatory proposal approved recently by the European Parliament. The executive arm in Brussels is unhappy with certain anti-money laundering measures, according to a media report quoting unofficial correspondence. European Commission Working on Compromise Proposal for EU Crypto Rules Europe’s upcoming Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) … Read more

Coinbase Warns Some Russian Users Their Accounts May Be Blocked, Report Reveals – Exchanges Bitcoin News

Leading U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase has reportedly notified certain Russian customers that their accounts may be blocked at the end of this month. According to Russian media, the trading platform has offered them to withdraw their funds unless they prove they are not under sanctions. Coinbase Reportedly Asks Russian Clients to Withdraw Funds Some Coinbase … Read more