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Belgian Authorities Add 14 Websites to Cryptocurrency Scam Blacklist

Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has added 14 new websites to its growing list of websites flagged as cryptocurrency investment scam platforms. The number of websites on the list now stands at 113 with the new additions as the regulator continues its ongoing effort to protect Belgian investors from the relatively new and fast growing threat of crypto scams. To underscore...

Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Partner over Blockchain Trade Pilot Project

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Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with its Belgian counterpart to begin a blockchain-powered supply chain pilot project, the company revealed in a press release. Silsal, as the project is titled, uses an electronic blockchain ledger system to provide full cargo visibility and streamline trade flows and supply chains. If tested successfully, the Silsal project expects to automate the exchange...

Cryptocurrency Ownership in Europe and the US Expected to Double: ING Study

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Despite bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies currently hovering near their lows for the year, interest in the nascent technology is expected to more than double in the future in the United States and Europe. This is according to a study conducted by ING Bank N.V. in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom...

Brussels Airport Unveils Blockchain App for Tracking Cargo Movement

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Brussels Airport has launched an application based on blockchain technology meant to assist in tracking cargo movement from ground handlers to freight forwarders. The application will work in conjunction with BRUcloud, the open data management platform of Brussels Airport that is hosted on the cloud. BRUcloud, which is based on the data technology of Nallian -- a supply chain collaboration...

Need To Liquidate Confiscated Bitcoin Calls For New Laws In Belgium

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Belgium’s justice minister, Koen Geens, has advised the government that the country’s laws need to cover virtual currencies like bitcoin, according to HLN. He wants the legal obligations that apply to the financial sector to apply to virtual money, which to date has not been subject to the established law. Geens is reportedly trying to determine how the government can liquidate bitcoins seized in...

Belgium and London to Work on FinTech

After the U.K.’s Brexit result, European countries have been attempting to overthrow the U.K. from the top position as a FinTech hub location. One European country that isn’t, however, is Belgium. Instead, Belgium wants to create a bridge that supports FinTech startups between the two countries. According to Finextra, Johan van Overtveldt, Belgium’s finance minister, has begun talks with U.K...

Belgian Authority Warns Against Using OneCoin

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The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority has issued a warning about a lesser-known altcoin called OneCoin, to the effect that certain OneCoin promoters are lying about their recognition and relationship with the Belgian authority. A press briefing published on their website reads, in part: Certain people have recently been promoting OneCoin, said to be a virtual currency based on...

Today's Ghent Bitcoincity Event Aims to Increase Bitcoin Adoption

Bitcoincity is like a pub crawl for Bitcoiners to hit up venues in Ghent, Belgium, which accept Bitcoin. Organized by Roeland Creve, Wouter Glorieux, Andreas Wauters, Mike Rosseel, Filip Roose and Robbert Coeckelbergh, all young men who believe in the power of Bitcoin and want to see it more commonly used in their home country, the event is taking place today. Twenty merchants will be...

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