European Union virtual currency legislation published
The European Commission has adopted proposals for new legislation bringing virtual currency exchanges and wallet providers into the anti-money laundering framework.
MEPs pass virtual currencies and blockchain report
The European Parliament's influential Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs voted overwhelmingly to adopt its virtual currencies and blockchain report this morning (Tuesday 26 April 2016), paving the way for a vote of the full parliament at May's plenary meeting.
Council of the EU calls for swift virtual currency legislation
The Council of the European Union - comprising ministers from all 28 member states - has called for legislation on virtual currencies to be tabled by the end of June 2016.
EDCAB addresses European Parliament hearing on virtual currencies
The European Parliament's influential Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) held a public hearing on virtual currencies on 25 January 2016. EDCAB's founder, Siân Jones, was one of three stakeholder experts invited to address Members of the European Parliament (MEP).
First vote on virtual currencies report passed with near unanimity in European Parliament
The Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection passed their Opinion on the European Parliament's report on virtual currencies the day after EDCAB held its flagship roundtable series for policymakers and industry in the Parliament.