Claims Its Card Is ‘Most Widely Available’ After European Expansion

Payments and cryptocurrency platform,, announced a broad European launch of its MCO Visa cards. The cards will soon ship to 31 countries in the region, according to the company’s blog post, published May 15. 

The company’s European presence now covers all 27 EU member states, as well as Switzerland, the UK,

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Main Barrier to CBDC Is Philosophy Not Tech, Says European Central Bank Rep

A number of countries such as China and Sweden are already experimenting with central bank digital currencies, which are also referred to as CBDCs. The implementation of this new type of money requires a number of aspects including technology advancement and specific regulation. According to a key official at the European Central Bank, the main challenge of CBDC is philosophical rather than technological.

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European AML Regulations Follow the US Path With a Six-Years' Delay

In January 2020, the regulatory landscape for crypto businesses will completely change in the European Union in comparison with the last decade — and these changes will touch all those who store clients’ crypto funds or provide fiat-to-crypto exchange services, at minimum.

Not long ago, the Anti-Money Laundering regulations were extended to cover cryptocurrency custodian wallet service providers and crypto-to-fiat exchanges in the EU.

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European Central Bank Exec Calls Bitcoin the ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis'

Executive Board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) Benoit Coeure considers Bitcoin (BTC) to be the “evil spawn of the [2008] financial crisis,” Bloomberg reports Nov. 15.

Coeure reportedly made his acid remarks at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel. The BIS’ general manager Augustín Carstens has likewise previously made a spate of crypto-skeptical remarks,

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