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Bitcoin regulation: EU to oversee digital currencies

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Bitcoin regulation: EU to oversee digital currencies

Bitcoin regulation in Europe is moving forward after the decision of EU to fund a new tool.
This initiative about digital currencies surveillance is backed by $5m in funding from the EU and it involves a few government agencies and academic researchers including Interpol, Interior Ministries from Spain and Austria, Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation, and University College London.

In an official statement, members explained that the idea came because of the recent events of ransomware attacks all arount the world.

At the same time, those involved in the project argue not to violate user privacy rights.

“The consortium will analyse legal and ethical requirements and define guidelines for storing and processing data, information, and knowledge involved in criminal investigations without compromising citizen privacy,” said Ross King, senior scientist for the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) that is one of the research institutions involved in this project.

That the EU would take this approach is not surprising as they previously pushed aggressively for greater control on cryptocurrency users back in 2016, with the European Parliament following suit earlier this year.

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Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchio

Amelia Tomasicchio is a content writer and marketer of Bitcoin-related news and fintech startups. She started writing about Bitcoin in 2014 and she graduated in Rome with an essay about movie industry related to Bitcoin.

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