Central Bank of Ireland MiCAR Industry Briefing
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The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) held its Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR) – Industry Briefing today, with a very well attended session. Addressed by Derville Rowland, Deputy Governor, Consumer and Investor Protection, she said that CBI’s commitment is to be clear, transparent, predictable, and open. The important pre-application phase is now open, and drawing […]

Blockchain Ireland welcomes new corporate member Square
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Blockchain Ireland is excited to announce our latest corporate member, Square, part of Block inc. Block is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. “We are looking forward to working with the local team. Thank you for your support of the Irish blockchain ecosystem,” said Blockchain Ireland chair, Lory Kehoe. Block is […]

Binarii Labs to create more than 100 new jobs by 2027
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Data security company Binarii Labs has announced plans to create more than 100 new tech and support jobs by 2027, reports Silicon Republic. The announcement was made at Binarii Lab’s headquarters at NovaUCD Dublin, where it was also revealed that the company has secured a €400,000 investment from Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-up (HPSU) fund, […]

Webinar: Securing Authorisation as a Crypto Asset Service Provider
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William Fry, in association with Blockhain Ireland, will be holding a webinar on Tuesday 23 July at 09:00 to discuss Securing Authorisation as a Crypto Asset Service Provider. With the Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCAR) comming into force, as well as many other condsiderations in the field, expert advisors will speak about what businesses […]

BESIDE – Train the Trainers
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The BESIDE project is an innovative initiative aimed at training financial sector professionals in the latest technologies and blockchain applications in digital finance, aligned with European digital policy goals. The BESIDE pilot course aims to support the digital transformation of the vocational education and training (VET) sector by providing the course and its resources to […]

MiCA’s stablecoin regime and its remaining challenges
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Chainalysis has produced the second article in a series on Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCAR) stablecoin regime and its remaining challenges. The articles asserts that MiCAR “represents a significant shift to a comprehensive regulatory framework including prudential and conduct requirements for both crypto asset issuers and crypto asset service providers (CASPs) within the EU. […]

CHAISE Project releases latest blockchain skills forecast report
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The EU CHAISE Project has the objective to develop a strategic approach on blockchain skills development for Europe. CHAISE says it “will deliver future-proof training solutions, in order to tackle blockchain skill shortages and to respond to the current and future skill needs of the European Blockchain workforce.” Blcokchain Ireland has previously circulated surveys and […]

Blockchain Ireland welcomes new minister and congratulates new EU commissioner
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Blockchain Ireland would like to extend congratulations and thanks to Minister Michael McGrath on his nomination as Ireland’s next European Commissioner. Minister McGrath has been a strong supporter of the blockchain, crypto, and Web3 communities in Ireland, and Blockchain Ireland. The minister recently spoke on the opening day of Blockchain Ireland Week in Dublin, acknowledging […]

Fuelling Ireland’s Economic Growth Through the Opportunity of Crypto
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    Ireland is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growth and adoption of blockchain and cryptoasset technology. Before I tell you why, let me tell you my story, how crypto assets inspired me, and why I believe in Ireland’s potential to thrive through this emerging fintech sector, writes Kraken’s Brian Gahan. My Journey to […]

Web3 Innovation without Breaking the Law: DORA, MiCAr, EU digital identity, digital privacy privacy and more
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Date and Time: Wed, 19 Jun 18:30 – 20:30 Location: Dogpatch Labs, Custom House Quay Dublin 1 How can you navigate the growing list of regulations as a startup? During this in-person after-work event, we will discover how web3 businesses can innovate in the Irish and European regulatory environment. Our panel will share their experiences […]

Crypto.com achieves Irish VASP approval
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The Central Bank of Ireland has awarded Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) approval to crypto exchange Crypto.com. The company with more than 100 million customers worldwide and a leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy,  said the approval follows a thorough review of Crypto.com’s commitment to compliance, including its anti-money laundering and combating the financing […]