Europe and cryptocurrencies live together in a circle. Where Europe performs strict limitations and regulations on digital coins, cryptocurrencies also regulate the economic growth of Europe.
Crypto News from the UK
Coincover introduce the crypto-insurance
Coincover, the Cardiff-based cryptocurrency insurance startup launched an insurance policy to cover theft and loss. The firm has evolved to be the first and only service to ensure its users, the safety of their digital currencies. Coincover will monitor the wallets 24/7, recover funds if private keys are lost, secure key storage, cash replacement value for customers in case of theft, and timely diligence checks to warn against the suspicious sources. Furthermore, the startup protects over 100 different virtual coins, making online crypto investments a reliable choice.
Coinshares voice out against ETN ban
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) consideration to ban all cryptocurrency-linked derivatives for retail shares has ascended to acquire enormous criticism. Coinshares, a UK based regulated public exchange has spearheaded a campaign against the authority, citing the lack of evidence to justify the proposal. The platform calls out, urging its users to join them in action raised against the FCA by signing petitions, sending e-mails and texts directly to the regulators.
MediConnect builds POC to track medications
MediConnect, the blockchain solution to revolutionize the use of medicines in the UK has established the methodology of Proof-of-Concept (POC) to track and manage medications through the supply chain. Prior to this, the Ugandan government collaborated with the firm to hunt sham drugs in the nation.
Crypto News from Switzerland
Smartmo adopts blockchain for parking solutions
Smartmo, a startup manufacturing and serving innovative solutions for bike parking and helmet storage, launched a blockchain and IoT-powered bicycle parking solution. Commuters can now reserve a parking space and lock their bikes using the Smartmo smart lock parking station, with the payment and lock automatically secured on the blockchain. Crypto is unified into the system that will help the users to pay the fees in digital tokens.
Swiss University fight against fake diplomas via blockchain
The University of St. Gallen is on the way of adopting blockchain to battle the fraud of fake diplomas. The university has announced a blockchain-based pilot project to check the authenticity of its degrees and certificates. It has reportedly partnered with BlockFactory, a Swiss blockchain startup and will practice its certification solution to originate immutable diplomas enrolled on the Ethereum network.
Crypto News from Russia
Researcher fined for illegal BTC mining
A nuclear research center employee in Sarov was fined 450,000 rubles ($7,000) for initiating to mine bitcoin illegally with the assistance of a petaflop-capable supercomputer available at the workplace, the All-Russian Institute in Sarov. Earlier, an Armenian IT company was charged for illicit accessing of electricity and applying it to mine cryptocurrencies.
Crypto News from France
France to commence crypto payments at above 25,000 sale points
France is ready to experience an evolution with the integration of cryptocurrencies in the payment acceptance mode. Bitcoin payments will be launched at over 25,000 sales points for 30 French retailers, including the sportswear giant Decathlon and cosmetic chief Sephora, by early 2020. The new system will be inaugurated through a partnership between point-of-sale technology provider Global POS, the EasyWallet application, and Easy2Play, a payment platform. Although Bitcoin will be the form of amount, the funds will automatically convert into Euros at the time of sale.