Europe

Ford Uses Blockchain Tech to Track ‘Green Miles’ Driven By Vehicles

October 21, 2019
The Ford Motor Company is looking into blockchain technology and geofencing to accurately track the number of “green miles” driven by its energy-efficient vehicles. Analyzing real-world benefits of energy-efficient vehicles On Oct. 15, Ford announced that it is expanding its European plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pilot project to Cologne in Germany. The United States

Coinbase Gets E-Money License In Ireland, Expanding European Foothold

October 15, 2019
Coinbase is expanding its European foothold with an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland. “One of just a few companies” On Oct. 11, Zeeshan Feroz, the CEO of the United Kingdom arm of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, announced that the exchange had become “one of just a few companies,” to have received

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde: We Should Be Open to Cryptocurrencies

September 9, 2019
The nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has said central banks and financial bodies should protect consumers but be open to innovations such as cryptocurrencies. Changes are opportunities Lagarde, who is currently head of the International Monetary Fund, told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the

HSBC Is First Bank to Finance Transaction Via Hyperledger on We.trade

September 2, 2019
Multinational banking giant HSBC has reportedly become the first bank to complete financing transaction on European blockchain trade platform we.trade. Since we.trade started the project back in 2017, HSBC recently financed a transaction on the platform within a second round of pilots that started in June 2019, economics magazine Global Trade Review (GTR) reported on

Three Swiss Firms Complete ‘First’ $3 Mln Real Estate Transaction on Blockchain

March 6, 2019
Blockchain property transaction platform blockkimo Ltd along with two other companies have jointly completed “the first” real estate transaction on a blockchain in Switzerland. The development was announced by blockimmo in a blog post on Mar. 1. Blockimmo, proptech company Elea Labs Ltd. and digital assets service firm Swiss Crypto Tokens Ltd. have conducted a

Purchasing Property in Turkey With Cryptocurrency Now Possible With Antalya

March 4, 2019
Despite the loss in the value of many digital currencies and particularly Bitcoin in the past year, data from Statista indicates that the number of cryptocurrency wallet owners has increased 32% and reached 31 million by the end of 2018. Widely used in many industries including automotive, travel and informatics, cryptocurrency has also become widespread

World Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Summit

January 18, 2019
FEBRUARY 26 | Digital Business Hall, Moscow 47 Pokrovka street, Moscow WBCSummit gathers the most engaged members of the global blockchain community, the representatives of crypto associations, authorities, foundations, investment companies, banks and IDACB’s partners. The summit will create a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and success in the field of the blockchain