25 Jan '16, 8pm

European parliament holds hearing on digital currency regulation #bitcoin #crypto

European parliament holds hearing on digital currency regulation #bitcoin #crypto

A European Parliament committee held a public hearing on virtual currencies today in Brussels at which it discussed the possibility of regulating digital currencies following the recent Paris terrorist attacks. The hearing of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) was a preparatory measure for the agency's forthcoming report on virtual currencies. Topics discussed included the risks and challenges posed by publicly traded virtual currencies, as well as the impact of blockchain and distributed ledger technology on which virtual currencies are based. Panellists included representatives from the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as well as academics and stakeholders from the private sector. In his opening remarks, German MEP and committee member Jakob von Weizsäckerm was keen to reiterate the goal of the m...

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