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Europe’s largest trader of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is now entering the crypto world. Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders NV co-CEO Dennis Dijkstra told Bloomberg Thursday that his firm was expanding its trading products to exchange-traded notes (ETNs) based on bitcoin and ether. XBT Provider, a Stockholm-based firm that offers ETFs based on bitcoin and ether, …

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A Dutch court classifies Bitcoin as a “transferable value” after the court ruled in favour of a plaintiff who was owed 0.591 Bitcoins (BTC), according to a court document published March 20.   The claim was filed in a Dutch court by Mr. J.W. de Vries on 2 February 2018 against Koinz Trading BV, a non-public …

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The Swiss-based Credit Suisse and Dutch-based ING financial service groups have successfully completed the first live transaction of 25 mln euros (around $30 mln) in securities on R3’s Corda Blockchain platform, according to Credit Suisse’s March 1 press release. Credit Suisse and ING transferred the legal ownership of Dutch and German government securities using HQLAX …

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Rabobank, a major Dutch bank with €681 bln under management, roughly equal to $838 bln, is looking into options for developing a cryptocurrency wallet within its online banking environment, according to a press release published Feb. 28. The idea of a digital wallet for the bank’s own cryptocurrency project “Rabobit” was offered under the bank’s …

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Dutch financial group ING (INGA.AS) has confirmed that Bitfinex, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges by daily trading volume, has a bank account with them in the Netherlands, Reuters reported Tuesday, Feb. 20. In an email to Reuters, ING spokesperson Harold Reusken confirmed that Bitfinex has a bank account with ING in the Netherlands. …

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please …

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is working with the Canadian and Dutch governments to pilot a digital identity project that focuses in part on blockchain. The Known Traveller Digital Identity initiative is aimed at using technologies like blockchain and biometrics to improve the security around international air travel. A prototype, developed in collaboration with professional …

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Sandra Phlippen of AD Newspaper, owned by a Belgian private news company, in the Netherlands is imploring citizens to spend all their Bitcoin now in order to avoid the supposed inevitable crash. The Economist states that Bitcoin is building to a point where, when – not if – it crashes, it will be so big that it …

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Bitcoin has been attacked for various reasons in the past – usage in crime, speculative bubble, etc. BNP Paribas has joined the chorus, saying that Bitcoin’s future is limited because there is no ‘lender of last resort.’ Deflationary with no central bank According to a report published in the Telegraph, BNP Paribas has stated that …

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Dutch financial regulator, the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) has warned investors about the risks in the market for new digital currencies, including those issued through initial coin offerings (ICO). The regulator claimed that investors should be wary of the promises of high returns from ICOs, as well as the possibility of price manipulation …

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Regulators have issued a new warning to investors in the Netherlands about putting money into initial coin offerings (ICOs). The Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) – the country’s equivalent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission – published a statement today outlining the risks it sees in the market for new cryptocurrencies, including those …

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