Seven countries, including France as well as Malta, put their weight behind the “Southern European Countries Ministerial Declaration on Distributed Ledger Technologies.” Italy, Malta, Cyprus, France, Greece, Portugal, and Spain, dubbed the “Mediterranean seven,” have signed a formal agreement and lobbied the European Union to promote distributed ledger technology (DLT). The new
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has recently informed Belarusian customers that its services will no longer be available in their country. The announcement follows reports of similar restrictions for residents of other nations under economic sanctions, such as the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as Zimbabwe. Belarus Population Loses Access to
The government in Kiev intends to legalize cryptocurrencies and comprehensively regulate the fintech sector as part of a new public policy developed by the economy ministry. The process may take up to three years to complete but eventually the industry built around virtual assets should become a legitimate part of
Austria’s government is set to use the Ethereum (ETH) public blockchain to issue €1.15 billion ($1.45 billion) of government bonds in an auction next week, local news outlet Kleine Zeitung reports. Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB) — one of Austria’s biggest banks with $27 billion in assets in 2017 — will reportedly operate the live blockchain notarization service.