Iceland

IKEA in ‘World First’ Transaction Using Smart Contracts and Licensed E-Money

IKEA Iceland has taken part in a commercial transaction using ethereum smart contracts and EU-licensed blockchain e-cash to settle an…

Ripple Acquires Crypto Trading Firm to Expand Into Iceland

Ripple acquires Icelandic crypto trading firm Algrim Source: Cointelegraph.com

Ripple Expands Into Iceland With Acquisition of Crypto Trading Firm

Ripple is acquiring its way into Iceland, adding a team of six engineers to focus on integrations with partner crypto…

Prasos Secures Payment Institution License From Finnish Watchdog

Finland-based cryptocurrency firm Prasos has secured a payment institution license via the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FFSA). The news comes…

Iceland’s Financial Regulator Approves Blockchain-Powered E-Money Firm

The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME), Iceland’s sole financial regulator, has approved the first blockchain-powered e-money firm in the country, crypto…

Icelandic Regulators Approve Startup’s Plan for Fiat Payments on Ethereum

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland (FME) has approved Reykjavik-based Monerium as its first electronic money institution. The designation, announced…

US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Launches Paypal Withdrawals Support for EU Users

Major United States crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase is launching support for European Union residents to make fiat currency…

Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 21–27: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week CBOE Withdraws BTC ETF Rule Exchange Request From SEC Amid Gov’t Shutdown The Chicago Board Options…

Iceland: Figurehead in Bitcoin Miner Heist Jailed for More Than Four Years

An Icelandic man has received a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence for stealing Bitcoin mining equipment, local English-language news outlet Iceland Monitor…

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