最有看点的互联网金融门户

最有看点的互联网金融门户
区块链国际资讯

欧盟七国针对区块链“大做文章”,这对于加密货币又意味着什么?

12月4日,以法国和马耳他为首的七个欧盟国家成立了一个名为“地中海七国”的组织,以支持和促进区块链技术的实际应用。

在未来的几个月当中,包括法国、意大利、西班牙、马耳他、塞浦路斯、葡萄牙以及西班牙在内的七个欧盟国家将致力于在教育、运输、移动、航运、土地登记、客户、公司注册以及医疗保健等领域应用区块链技术。

英国《金融时报》对此的报道如下:

“此举不仅可以加强电子化政府的服务能力,还可以提高其间的透明度,同时也降低行政负担,并帮助政府更好的完成关税征收以及公共信息收集。”

而此将对加密货币产生影响么?

作为全球最大加密货币交易所Binance的所在国马耳他,在处理数字资产和区块链监管方面,多数时候都保持着前瞻性思维和开放性态度。在过去的11个月的时间里,正是由于马耳他灵活且实用的监管框架使得多个加密货币相关主要企业都迁至此处。

此次欧洲七国联合倡议将对整个欧洲的加密货币行业产生积极的影响,而这也间接表明了其他六国已认同了马耳他在促进当地加密货币市场增长方面的宣言。

在最近的G20峰会中,20国集团(G20)强烈呼吁将加密货币视为一种资产类别并对其“周边市场”进行监控和管理。而“地中海七国”的成立就是相应了G20的号召。

区块链和加密货币之间是相辅相成的。也就是说,区块链是加密货币的基础技术,而开放式区块链协议的运行又不能缺少作为激励制度的加密货币。两者不能相互独立运行,且如果一个区块链网络在没有本地资产的情况下可运行,则说明其结构是中心化的。

随着“地中海七国”组织对区块链技术的探索,且逐步整合到欧洲经济的各个领域,则本地数字资产自然会应运而出,而最后欧洲国家就可以整合更多关于此资产类别的实用监管框架。

法国已于9月份批准了首次代币发行(ICO)的法规,至此也成为欧洲首个ICO枢纽。当时,法国财政部长Bruno Le Maire就曾表示:

政府希望建立新的ICO监管框架,以此来吸引更多来自世界各地的投资者。

欧洲仍需努力

近年来,欧洲多国(例如英国和马耳他)在加密领域付诸了极大的努力,且一直与美国、日本、韩国、新加坡以及瑞士等国进行竞争。

但是,全球市场中大部分的加密货币交易还都是集中在美国、日本和韩国这三个国家,并且在过去的一年中大部分区块链相关企业也都迁至了日本和新加坡。

除了瑞士和马耳他以外,欧洲大部分地区的加密货币市场与亚洲和美国相比都略显薄弱。

如果欧洲各国的监管机构能为初创企业提供一个加密友好的环境,那么相信“地中海七国”则很有希望重新点燃欧洲的加密货币和区块链生态系统。

On December 4, seven EU countries led by Malta and France have established a group called the “Mediterranean seven” to encourage and promote the usage of blockchain technology.

In the months to come, the seven countries that include France, Italy, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain, will work to implement the blockchain in education, transport, mobility, shipping, Land Registry, customers, company registry, and healthcare.

The declaration obtained by FT read:

“This can result not only in the enhancement of e-government services but also increased transparency and reduced administrative burdens, better customs collection and better access to public information.”

Will This Affect Crypto in Any Way?

Malta, the home of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has mostly been forward-thinking and open-minded in approaching digital asset and blockchain regulation.

Its flexible and practical regulatory frameworks have led major cryptocurrency-related businesses to migrate to the region throughout the past 11 months.

The involvement of Malta in the initiative could result in a positive effect on the European cryptocurrency sector as a whole, as it indirectly demonstrates the approval of the other six countries in the declaration of Malta’s efforts in facilitating the growth of the local cryptocurrency market.

The formation of the Mediterranean seven follows the call of the G20, a forum of government officials that represent 20 of the largest economies in the world, to monitor and regulate cryptocurrencies as an asset class and the market surrounding it.

Malta’s innovation minister Silvio Schembri, who has played a vital role in transforming Malta to the “Blockchain Island,” said:

“Malta is the first world legislator to offer a regulatory environment for all blockchain technology. We are not only interested in cryptocurrencies.”

The blockchain is the base technology of cryptocurrencies but open blockchain protocols cannot be run without incentive systems, which are cryptocurrencies. The two cannot operate without one another and if a blockchain network operates without a native asset, it can only do so if its structure is centralized.

As the group explores the potential of the blockchain and begins integrating it into various areas of the European economy, native digital assets could naturally come around and consequently, the European nations could integrate more practical regulatory frameworks pertaining to the asset class.

Already, France has approved an initial coin offering (ICO) regulation in September to become Europe’s first ICO hub.

At the time, France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that the government hopes the newly established legal framework for ICOs will attract investors from all around the world.

Europe’s Struggle

Despite the efforts of several European nations like the U.K. and Malta, Europe has struggled to compete against the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Switzerland for several years.

Most of the global market’s cryptocurrency exchange volume is heavily concentrated in three countries, the U.S., Japan, and South Korea, and the majority of blockchain-related businesses have relocated to Japan and Singapore in the past year.

Apart from Malta and Switzerland, most of the Europe’s regional cryptocurrency markets remain significantly weak when compared to Asia and the U.S.

The Mediterranean seven could reignite the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem of Europe, if the regulators begin to provide a friendly environment for startups.

用微信扫描可以分享至好友和朋友圈

扫描二维码或搜索微信号“iweiyangx”
关注未央网官方微信公众号,获取互联网金融领域前沿资讯。

发表评论

发表评论

您的评论提交后会进行审核,审核通过的留言会展示在下方留言区域,请耐心等待。

评论

您的个人信息不会被公开,请放心填写! 标记为的是必填项

取消

Facebook继续挖角PayPal高管 任职区块链部门

Alex Heath... | 移动支付网 3小时前

亚马逊将如何利用区块链维护用户权益?

Nathan Gra... | 巴比特资讯 1天前

瑞士联邦委员会:应使用现行金融法进行区块链的监管

区块科技研究与监管 1天前

瑞士放宽对区块链和加密货币初创公司的法律监管

Ricardo Ca... | 巴比特资讯 2天前

欧盟议会呼吁:加强在贸易中应用区块链

Yogita Kha... 2天前

版权所有 © 清华大学五道口金融学院互联网金融实验室 | 京ICP备17044750号-1