By John Smith • 03 July 2021 • 16:27
Looking forward to the digital euro
AS the European Central Bank (ECB) expresses its wish to see a digital euro at some time in the future, the European Union is worried about uncontrolled cryptocurrency.
At the same time, as part of its programme to increase expertise in new technology, the Spanish Government has been contemplating in issuing some form of crypto exchange mechanism although the Chairman of the Bank of Spain has warned against investment in that form of online currency.
Now, according to Spanish financial news outlet Cinco Dias, the EU intends to charge the ECB, Bank of Spain and National Stock Market Commission (CNMV) to supervise crypto-related activities in Spain with effect from 2022.
According to the report, the EU also stipulates that businesses offering crypto services in the EU must have a base in the bloc and banks looking to work with crypto assets would have preference in obtaining authorisation.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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