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Germany world’s most crypto-friendly country but averse to DeFi
A recent study concluded Germany is the most crypto-friendly country for the first quarter of 2022. However, the same source also states that there is no DeFi adoption in the region.
German authorities shut down world’s largest darknet market Hydra
Law enforcement officers have also seized roughly €23 million in Bitcoin from the now-defunct platform.
Why did the EU ditch its plans to ban Bitcoin mining?
Further investigations show a Proof-of-Work mining ban was never on the agenda, much to the satisfaction of Bitcoin advocates.
Russia SWIFT sanctions “picked carefully” to avoid German energy crisis
As Western countries have agreed on imposing restrictions cutting off Russian banks from the SWIFT global payment system, affected Russian banks are “picked carefully” to minimize potential energy crises.
Op-Ed: The fallacies of the Bitcoin energy debate
An increasingly common critique of crypto is the notion that Bitcoin mining accelerates climate change. This claim is inaccurate.
BitMEX buys one of the oldest banks in Germany
One of Germany's oldest banks is about to be purchased by a company closely related to crypto exchange BitMEX, with the goal of establishing regulated crypto products in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
German online bank N26 rushes to launch crypto trading in 2022
The co-founder of N26 acknowledged that the German fintech giant made a poor call prioritizing geographical expansion over adding crypto services.
German telecom giant supports Polkadot, acquires DOT tokens
T-Systems MMS, a subsidiary of German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, participates with its infrastructure in securing and maintaining the Polkadot network. As part of the partnership, T-Systems MMS acquires DOT tokens.
German banking group “Sparkasse” confirms rumours–wants to launch a crypto wallet
The leading German banking group admitted to working on a pilot project for crypto integration.
German football league Bundesliga hops on the NFT bandwagon
The German Bundesliga, after studying the NFT market for the last 18 months, signs a 2 years deal with Sorare.
Why Deutsche Bank sees Bitcoin (BTC) becoming ’21st century gold’
No more volatile than gold was for centuries, Bitcoin has the potential to replace the precious metal, Deutsche Bank believes.
VanEck lists Solana, Tron, and Polkadot crypto ETNs on Deutsche Börse
The global investment manager has announced the listing of three new crypto ETNs on the European stock market giant.
German bank that went nearly bankrupt in 2019 says Bitcoin is ‘wishful thinking’
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are on the verge of going from "trendy" to "tacky," argued Deutsche Bank's analysts.
A ‘physical’ Litecoin ETF is coming to Germany’s Xetra exchange
A Litecoin ETF is launching tomorrow in Europe as demand for the ‘digital silver’ picks up.
Deutsche Bank report: “Bitcoin is too big to ignore”
The German multinational investment bank stated that crypto-assets are now too valuable to ignore.
$60 million in Bitcoin seized by German police…but no one gave them the private key
German authorities have learned about crypto recovery the hard way.
German legacy bank turns to Stellar (XLM) to issue Euro stablecoin
One of Germany’s oldest banks said it was choosing the Stellar network to issue a Euro-backed stablecoin, in one of the first such instances.
Crypto.com temporarily suspends European debit card program after Wirecard bankruptcy
Crypto dot com is temporarily suspending its Europe and United Kingdom issuances of MCO debit cards after its former card operator — Germany’s Wirecard AG — slipped into bankruptcy and filed insolvency this week.