Trump Touching Finland’s President Is the Most Awkward Thing You’ll Watch Today

Donald Trump awkwardly patted Finnish president Sauli Niinistö’s leg at a joint press conference on Wednesday. You could say Finland’s president wasn’t very receptive to the gesture. The best part? It was all caught on video. Watch Trump awkwardly pat Finland’s president on the leg Watch the president of #Finland ‘s reaction to @realDonaldTrump touching … Read more

LocalBitcoins Under Supervision Soon in Blow to Bitcoin Trading Anonymity

By CCN.com: International peer-to-peer crypto exchange platform LocalBitcoins has revealed that it will now be put under the supervision of the Financial Authority of Finland. This is a blow for users who have continued to use the exchange for its reliable presence in the industry and the ability to make anonymous trades. AML regulation and new … Read more

Free Money for Everyone Sounds Great, But Finland Proves Basic Income is a Bust

Universal basic income experiments and other plans that seek to distribute free money seem wonderful considering so many people struggle to make ends meet because of their limited incomes. In the U.S., many legislators have called for federal and or/state governments to trial these economic policies. One recent proposal actually calls for people to receive … Read more

Finland to Auction 2,000 Bitcoins Seized in Silk Road-Linked Drug Busts

Finland’s government is preparing to hold its first Bitcoin auction. The Treasury Department has recommended that the government auction off the approximately 2,000 BTC it seized in connection with drug busts nearly two years ago, according to a report from Finnish-language media outlet Helsingin Sanomat. “We recommend public auction for the [sale of the] bitcoins. … Read more

Nokia Pilot Uses Blockchain to Improve Health Data Benefits

While technology has improved access to health data, the data is often not leveraged to its full potential due to privacy concerns and concerns about data authenticity. Nokia has partnered with OP Financial Group, a Finland-based financial services group, to use blockchain technology to establish more trust in managing health data. According to a Nokia … Read more

OneCoin Crackdown: Finnish Police Target Promoter in Investigation

Finnish police have completed a preliminary investigation into OneCoin, a purported digital currency scheme commonly seen as fraud. As reported by CCN.com in August, Finnish police in the region of Ostrobothnia launched an investigation into OneCoin activity in the country following a number of complaints from private individuals and tax authorities. This week, a report … Read more

Finnish Police Investigate OneCoin for Financial Crimes

Finland’s police are the latest law enforcement authority to launch an investigation into OneCoin, a purported digital currency scheme commonly seen as a fraudulent scam. According to regional daily Vasabladet, Finnish authorities have launched preliminary investigations into OneCoin, a digital currency investment scheme that entered Finland sometime in 2015. The investigation is led by criminal … Read more

Finland’s Central Bank Hosts a Blockchain Seminar

The Bank of Finland – the country’s central bank – had recently organized a blockchain seminar to discuss the potential and possibilities presented by the innovation. Held on November 24th, the world’s fourth oldest central bank co-organized the event alongside the Ministry of Finance and drew in a number of participants including researchers, governmental authorities, … Read more

Vote Bitcoin Friendly Pirate Party In Sunday’s 2015 Finland Parliamentary Election

If you’re a citizen of Finland, this weekend presents you a chance to vote in favor of the Pirate Party of Finland (Piraattipuolue) in the Finnish Parliament election, which occurs on Sunday.  The party is a member of Pirate Parties International and has long accepted Bitcoin donations. Last month, the party received more than 10,000 … Read more

Bitcoin Exchange FinCCX Lets Users Earn Commission When Trading

A group of Finland-based traders has launched a cryptocurrency exchange, FinCCX, to allow users to exchange bitcoins for regular money and vice versa. FinCCX claims by offering lower fees and providing the chance for traders to earn commissions while trading, it delivers an improved user experience to bitcoin traders. Traders can exchange funds in bitcoin … Read more