Posts Tagged ‘EU’

London Tech Week 2018: Five Nordic fintech firms on the up

As part of London Tech Week 2018, Northern Europe’s largest group dedicated to growing the tech start-up scene in Scandinavia, Tech Nordic Advocates, hosted young companies armed with pitches and investors armed with cash in a day of networking. The event, The Best of Nordic & Baltic (Fin) Tech Summit, involved a raft of CEOs demonstrating their […]

Lithuanian gov’t among first in EU releasing ICO guidelines

The Lithuanian Finance Ministry has released the comprehensive guidelines for ICO amid the country’s efforts to become a location for ICO projects. The guidelines cover regulatory, corporate, indirect taxation, accounting and anti-money laundering aspects for ICO projects. The document also describes which funds raised through ICOs are subject to corporate or personal income taxes, value added tax. […]

E-Payments Challenge: Worldline Invites Fintech Companies to Its First Ever External Hackathon

Worldline, European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, has announces its first e-Payments Challenge Hackathon at Europe’s largest Fintech event, Money20/20. Worldline wants to collaborate with external fintech companies to develop tomorrow’s e-payment solutions in P2P, C2B, B2B, B2C. The aim of this 48-hour hackathon, taking place from September 26th until the 28th, is to […]

Slovenia Plays Host to the World’s First “Bitcoin City”

Slovenia has announced that its largest shopping center — coincidentally known as BTC City — will transform into a complete bitcoin city, in which every store and venture will accept cryptocurrency and operate via blockchain technology. The complex, located in the country’s capital of Ljubljana, contains over 500 retail stores. Details regarding the center’s newfound approach […]

British fintech startup Revolut to seek U.S. banking license: CEO

British fintech startup Revolut plans to apply for a banking license in the United States, according to Chief Executive Officer Nikolay Storonsky. Revolut, which has already applied for a banking license in Europe, offers nearly 2 million users a pre-paid card and an mobile app which make it cheaper to spend money in different currencies. It plans […]

French Capital will host Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference France – Large Blockchain event with top experts

On July 18, top crypto experts from huge international corporations will gather in Paris at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference France – large-scale event dedicated to cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and ICO. The meeting will include conference and demozone. Presentations from leading specialists and expositions of the innovative solutions from blockchain-based startups are waiting for the guests. The […]

Portugal’s taxman publishes guidelines for cryptocurrency taxes

The Portuguese Tax Authority (PTA) has created a framework that defines a handful of taxes for cryptocurrencies, helping to provide a great amount of clarity on the murky subject. The push for the guidelines came from an unidentified company, possibly in the utility sector, which was looking to launch an ICO and a token built […]

Blockchain International Show Will Present Latest Developments in London

On June 6-7, Smile-Expo will hold Blockchain International Show London, the major event in Europe, devoted to Blockchain technologies, their implementation in various industries, and the use of cryptocurrency. The event will last for 2 days and will be divided into 2 parallel sections. The first one will cover financial and regulatory questions, while the second will […]

Revolut is Europe’s newest unicorn after raising $250m

Challenger bank Revolut, which opened a Dublin office last year, has gained unicorn status after raising $250m in funding. The latest investment increases Revolut’s valuation by 500pc in a year to $1.7bn. The Series C round was led by Hong Kong-based DST Global as well as Silicon Valley investors Index Ventures and Ribbit Capital. Revolut is an […]

Romania’s Restart Energy raises $30 mln in ICO

Romanian energy provider Restart Energy said it has has raised $30 million (24.4 million euro) in an ICO, which it plans to use to develop a peer-to-peer, fully decentralized energy transfer platform Restart Energy Democracy (RED) allowing users to send and receive energy worldwide. Restart energy is part of Armand Group, controlled by Romanian businessman  Armand Domuta […]