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EU Parliament Approves Formation of Digital Currency Task Force in Europe

EU Parliament has approved a proposal to launch a digital currency task force to monitor the rapid proliferation of the technology within Europe. Today’s vote passed with 542 Members of Parliament voting in favor, 51 voting against, and 11 abstentions, according to a European Parliament News article. The report, calling for the formation of the task force, was first introduced in February of this year by Jakob von Weizs├Ącker, a …
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EU Monetary Affairs Committee Votes on Digital Currency Regulations

Members of the EU Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs voted today to adopt the recently-released report on virtual currencies. According to an EDCAB (European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum) report, the vote passed with 54 members approving the measure and only 1 member disapproving, in addition to 2 absentee members. The report, which was released in February by EU Parliament member Jakob von Weizs├Ącker, called for the formation …
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EU Lawmakers to Hold Public Hearing on Digital Currencies

European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs will hold a public hearing on digital currencies on the 25th of January. The committee will present its own report on blockchain-based payment systems and their knock-on effects on commerce, governance and public policy within the EU. Representatives from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be attending the hearing, along with members from the the European Digital Currency and …
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