cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Coin
Jan 17 '18 13:30

Despite being called a currency, Bitcoin lacks many of the very important characteristics that currencies have, Steven Maijoor, chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), said in an interview with Bloomberg. The extreme volatility of the biggest cryptocurrency alone undermines its use as an actual currency, and it is also not broadly accepted, Dutch man said.

Bitcoin's value fell about 25 percent on Tuesday. Since touching 20 thousand dollars on December 17th, the cryptocurrency's value dropped over 49 percent. 

Bitcoin
Jan 16 '18 15:50

Dutch investors association VEB warns investors against companies that are using the cryptocurrency hype to attract investors and boost share prices by adding "bitcoin" or "blockchain" to their name. According to the association, this is very reminiscent of the dotcom bubble, when companies added '.com' to their names to suddenly increase their share prices without actually changing the company fundamentally, accountant.nl reports.

Bitcoin Coin
Jan 15 '18 15:40

The Netherlands' Fraud Helpdesk is noticing a considerable increase in the number of fraud reports revolving around cryptocurrency Bitcoin. There are no exact figures yet about how many people reported Bitcoin fraud to the helpdesk, but that this type of fraud is increasingly common is very clear, Tanya Wijngaarden of the helpdesk said to BNR.

iPhone
Jan 11 '18 15:51

People in the Netherlands who want a way of recording their sexual partners' explicit consent to various sex acts can now utilize a new . Launched by Amsterdam software development firm LegalThings on Thursday, the app requests and records explicit mutual consent to sexual contact between different users.

Bitcoin_ATM_-_Brno,_Czech_Republic
Jan 11 '18 12:45

A new analyst note produced by investment bank Morgan Stanley suggests that the world’s most used cryptocurrencies will consume significantly more energy globally than the entire amount of electricity produced in the Netherlands this year. As much as 140 terawatt-hours of electricity will be used in the cryptocurrency field next year, speculates analyst Nicholas Ashworth in a memo published on Wednesday.

Bitcoin
Jan 10 '18 12:38

Clients of the self-proclaimed "biggest Bitcoin factory of the Netherlands" have launched court proceedings against Koinz Trading, considered one of the first Dutch businesses to trade in Bitcoin. Based in Lelystad, the company is now facing off against a client who accuses them of fraud.

The client's attorney, Marco Kalmijn, believes others are planning to press legal action as well. He accuses the companies of giving excuse after excuse instead of contractual payments, Kalmijn told the Volkskrant.

Wopke Hoekstra
Dec 25 '17 10:40

Minister Wopke Hoekstra of Finance warned Dutch investors about the risks involved in trading in Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. The price of the largest cryptocurrencies plummeted last week.

Dirk Scheringa
Dec 21 '17 15:20

The first investment round of ICO HeadStart, a recently established crypto company headed by former DSB bank boss Dirk Scheringa, is now closed. This pre-ICO raised a total of 11.5 million euros. The company will issue its own token and launch the actual ICO in February, RTL Z reports.

Bitcoin
Dec 19 '17 13:00

The Finance Ministers of France and Germany are calling for the world's top economic powers to debate Bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation at the G20 summit in Argentina next year. The Netherlands does not form part of the G20 - the 20 largest economies in the world - but was invited to participate in the summit by host country Argentina.

Glimmer presents their ICO at a pitching session at ICO Event Amsterdam, 29 Nov 2017
Nov 29 '17 15:40

The Netherlands seems to be an interesting option for companies arranging for a crypto currency token sale and initial coin offering, or ICO. Speaking to NL Times at the ICO Event Amsterdam on Wednesday, a number of ICO founders said they are interested in setting up shop in the country, and in bringing more jobs to the Netherlands. The event was attended by 400 people from a variety of industries, all interested in a burgeoning field that allowed organizations to raise over $3.6 billion in 2017 alone.

Bitcoin Coin
Nov 29 '17 09:33

Bitcoin fever is reaching great heights in the Netherlands. Over the first nine months of this year trading platform BTC Direct registered 44 thousand bitcoin transactions by Dutch customers in which a total of over 25 million euros was spent, buying 11 thousand bitcoins, AD reports.

ICO Event Amsterdam
Nov 27 '17 14:50

The Netherlands has an established tradition of being at the forefront of innovation, and it is following this same path when it comes to blockchain and ICO development, according to Emanuele Francioni, founder of Web 3 Ventures - a Netherlands' based incubator for new businesses developing services with blockchain.

Ethereum logo
Nov 27 '17 10:50

The believed to be Dutch man behind an Ethereum-based startup called Confido, who raised in an ICO, wants to refund his investors, according to Amsterdam law firm Jonkers en Van Gemert posted on the startup's website.

Bitcoin
Nov 24 '17 18:10

Initial Coin Offerings are a very risky, but potentially very rewarding form of capital raising provided that it is allowed to develop properly, according to Edan Yago, CEO and founder of Epiphyte. And for this to happen, the Dutch government and authorities should let ICOs develop unhindered, without stymieing innovation by applying new regulations onto this young field. "They should stand to the side and allow ICOs to develop", Yago said to NL Times. 

Ethereum logo
Nov 21 '17 15:10

Joost van Doorn - believed to be a Dutch man behind an Ethereum-based startup called Confido - apparently disappeared with around 318 thousand euros of his investors money. It is not quite clear whether Joost van Doorn actually exists, but it seems increasingly clear that the people who paid for the Confido launch will not see their money again, RTL Nieuws reports.

Bitcoin
Nov 13 '17 11:00

New digital cryptocurrency coins that some start-ups use as a form of investment fundraising are vulnerable to deception, fraud, and manipulation, the Dutch financial markets authority AFM cautioned. Investors in the Netherlands were formally warned by the authority, as well as the Dutch central bank, that they should avoid Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs, as they are not unreliable.

Hacker_-_Hacking_-_Symbol
Jan 20 '16 08:38

On Tuesday the investigative department of the tax authorities FIOD raided 15 addresses and arrested 10 suspects in a large-scale investigation into Bitcoin payments made and received for criminal products and services over the so-called Dark Web, the Public Prosecutor announced.

Bitcoin
Dec 31 '15 11:56

Compared to the United States, Europe is always ahead in terms of adopting the latest payment and financial technologies. In 2014, The Guardian reported that America is ‘a decade behind Europe’ in terms of adopting the chip and pin cards that have reduced data theft, due to the former’s strict regulatory rules. Today, European countries, especially the Netherlands, are keen to adopt the latest fintech.

Aug 13 '15 08:48

The person who has been placing bombs at a number of Jumbo stores is demanding a large amount of bitcoins to stop. The police have released information about the case in the hopes that this will bring in tips that will lead to the perpetrator's arrest.

Mar 10 '15 17:04

Police raided a house in Sneek, Friesland and arrested three people suspected of cannabis cultivation and money laundering last week. A financial investigation showed that two of the suspects received 440,000 euros in the virtual currency, Bitcoins, police states in a press release.

Bitcoin_ATM_-_Brno,_Czech_Republic
Feb 18 '15 12:57

Two of the six Bitcoin ATM's in Amsterdam were stolen in the last four weeks. The ATM's were located at the Thai restaurant Warie's Thai Food on Rozengracht in Amsterdam and at cafe ' Hofje van Wijs on Zeedijk, Het Parool reports.

Bitcoin- Arnhem Spar
Dec 2 '14 23:41

A Spar location in central Arnhem is now believed to be the first supermarket in the Netherlands to take Bitcoin as a form of payment. It is one of forty stores there that accept the digital currency, Arnhem Bitcoinstad announced last week.

Mar 25 '14 17:45

The first Bitcoin ATM in the Netherlands is located in the 'Eten bij Werelds' restaurant in The Hague, a participant in the Bitcoin Boulevard.

Nov 6 '13 07:27

Thuisbezorgd.nl, which arranges home delivery for restaurants in the Netherlands, is now accepting payment in bitcoins.

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