Tag: Jakob von Weizsäcker

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 Weizsäcker, 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 Weizsäcker, called for the formation …
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EU Draft Report Calls for Digital Currency Task Force in Europe

A new draft report on digital currencies authored by Jakob von Weizsäcker, EU Parliament member on the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, calls for the formation of a “horizontal Task Force”, which will be charged with examining the potential challenges of distributed ledger-based applications. The report also recommends that online crypto-wallet providers to be placed in the same category as standard virtual currency exchanges. “Welcomes the Commission’s suggestions for …
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