Spain’s Largest Asset Managers Still Reluctant to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Spain Based Custodial Services to Report Ownership of Crypto Assets, According to New Law Draft

Six People Connected to a $36M Crypto Scam Arrested, Scheme Operated From Multiple Locations in Europe

Spanish Regulator Issues Guidelines for Fund Managers Planning to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

The Spanish financial regulator is easing the entity’s tough stance towards cryptocurrencies by announcing an unprecedented measure that green lights institutional investors to enter into such business decisions. The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) unveiled guidelines that approve institutional crypto investment under certain conditions. Fund Managers Should Specify ‘High Risks’ of Cryptos in Marketing Resources […]

El Corte Ingles Files for a Crypto-Related Trademark to Provide ‘Financial Services’

El Corte Inglés, the biggest department store group in Spain, seems to be entering into the cryptocurrency sphere. After filing for a related trademark with the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union, they have registered “Bitcorâ€. Trademark Is a ‘Preventive Registration’ According to filing request #018434202, the Spanish group store seeks to offer “Finance […]

Spain to Share Data of Users From Domestic Crypto Businesses With European Union Countries

The Spanish government doesn’t stop imposing its tough stance on cryptocurrencies, as another rule comes to strengthen the existing ones. A royal decree recently enacted aligns current regulations with the European Union’s directives regarding anti-money laundering (AML). Rule Aligns With the European AMLD5 Policies According to the decree published in the state official newsletter, Spanish […]

Spanish Healthcare Group to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments, Citing Interest in ‘Bitcoin Revolution’

Cryptocurrency regulation is still an ongoing topic for the Spanish government and regulators, with some not too friendly measures against crypto ads or enhancing tax rules. However, adoption is on the rise in different industries, and the healthcare sector is joining the frenzy. Patients Could Pay With Digital Assets Starting June 1 According to Forbes […]

Two Major Hotels in Touristic Spanish City to Accept Crypto Payments in the Wake of Covid-19 Crisis

Sevilla is becoming a crypto-friendly city in Spain at a fast pace, with two prominent local hotels announcing they will start accepting crypto payments. Hotel Bécquer and Hotel Kivir have joined the crypto adoption bandwagon by allowing customers to book rooms with digital assets. Hotels Will Receive 100% of Funds in Fiat Euros According to […]

National Court of Spain Takes the Investigation of the Alleged Ponzi Crypto Scheme Arbistar

The investigation against an alleged major Spanish Ponzi crypto scheme will now be in charge of the National Court of Spain. A judge from the national legal instance is now taking the investigation of Arbistar after the inhibition of a judge in Tenerife. Economic Damages Could Reach Over $120 Million According to El País, judge […]

Investors File Class Action Lawsuit Before the National Court of Spain Over an Alleged $298M Crypto Scam

A group of Spaniards filed the first crypto-related class-action lawsuit before the National Court of Spain on an alleged million-dollar scam. The lawsuit targets an individual accused of allegedly scammed over 300 small crypto investors across Spain. Money Stolen Could Amount Up to $3.58 Billion Per El País, the class-action lawsuit claims that an individual […]

Spanish Tax Authority Issues 14,800 Warning Letters to Cryptocurrency Holders

Spanish authorities are enforcing their tough stance on the cryptocurrency industry, and the national tax agency seems to be taking it very seriously. Now, the Hacienda issued 14,800 warning letters to Spaniards under their watch for allegedly having failed or need to declare crypto holdings. Fines Could Be ‘Over $5,900’ if a Crypto Holder Fails […]

Spanish Travel Compensation Firm Signs Deal With Domestic Exchange to Reimburse Travelers With Cryptos

Spanish travelers will soon be available to fill out claims for incidents related to airline delays, baggage losses, overbooking, among others, and be compensated with cryptocurrencies. The possibility is now a reality thanks to a partnership between a domestic crypto exchange and an airline platform. Platform Allocated Euros in an Account on the Crypto Exchange […]

Spain Is ‘Close’ to Regulating Crypto-Related Ads in the Streets, Says CNMV President

Spanish financial authorities don’t seem to be happy with the massive crypto-related advertising campaigns deployed across Madrid’s streets. The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) is rushing to approve a regulation on such ads that promote bitcoin in Spain. Proposal Comes in the Wake of a Bitcoin Advertising Campaign Ran by a Local Exchange During a […]

Life on the Run- An Insiders Look at John McAfee on the Run

I opened my Telegram and noticed I had way more messages than usual. I knew something was askew. The headers of the messages were all very similar, “John McAfee just called you an idiot on Twitter.†Here we go I muttered under my breath as I further investigated what all the hype was about. I […]

Spanish Island Government Decides to Sell Its Bitcoin Investment by Citing ‘Ethical’ Reasons

Bitcoin is not liked by everyone from the Island Council of Tenerife, Spain. At least that’s what was suggested by its president, Pedro Martín, who ordered the sale of the local government’s investment in cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Is an ‘Opaque’ Currency, Martín Says Martín, from the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE), issued the order of dismantling […]

Domestic and Foreign Buyers Acquired a ‘Tokenized’ Apartment in a Spanish City by Paying With Ethereum

National and foreign buyers acquired a “tokenized†apartment in Spain with ethereum, which involved a domestic crypto exchange and a real estate investment firm. The city of Sevilla was the scenario for the crypto deal between the parties. Transaction Was Worth Over $64,000 According to El Correo Web, the Spanish crypto exchange Criptan and the […]

Spanish Ministry of Economy Proposes to Create a Financial Customer Ombudsman for Crypto-Related Matters

Crypto regulation in Spain remains on the political talks amid the current bull-run seen in the bitcoin prices. Now, the country’s Ministry of the Economy is about to create a new Financial Customer Ombudsman for crypto-related matters. Independent Financial Customer Body Will Abide by the MiCA Ruling Per La Información, Minister Nadia Calviño seeks to […]

Spanish Real Estate Agency Begins Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Properties in the Canary Islands

Crypto adoption keeps spreading among the real estate industry in Europe, specifically in Spain. Recently, a leading agency in the Canary Islands announced it would start accepting cryptocurrency payments. Firm Praises Bitcoin’s Decentralized Nature According to Digital Sevilla, Piso Barato Inmobiliaria, a Tenerife-based real estate firm, has enabled the feature that allows customers to acquire […]

Investment Firm Launches the First ‘Crypto Hedge Fund’ in Spain- Plans to Expand Across Europe, Latin America

In Spain, an investment company has begun to promote what they called the “first crypto hedge fund.†The product has been registered in Malta by Avenue Investment Crypto, headed by a crypto advocate, Martin Huete. Investments Allocated Mainly in Bitcoin and Ethereum According to Infobae, the hedge fund “exclusively†targets qualified investors whose minimum investment […]

Spanish Real Estate Agency Offers an Apartment in Barcelona for Sale in Bitcoin- Taxes Must Be Paid in Fiat

A Spanish real estate platform has listed its first-ever property for sale for cryptocurrency. The offer is entirely online, and whoever wants to buy the apartment in Barcelona must pay in bitcoin. Anyone Interested Can Pay 3.5 BTC for the Property Per an official announcement, Idealista is seeking to sell its first property via BTC […]

Spanish Treasury Secretary Says Cryptocurrencies Carry a ‘Risk of Default’, Repeats Bank of Spain’s Lack of Regulation Rhetoric

The government of Spain continues to harden its stance against widely adopting cryptocurrencies. The Spanish Secretary of State for the Economy recently expressed her concerns on risks that she thinks cryptos possess for the national economy. Secretary Doesn’t Like Bitcoin as It Cannot Be ‘Supervised or Sanctioned’ During the Online Fintech Summit 2021, Ana de […]

El Español Says Spanish Authorities Joint Statement Is a Warning to Companies in the Wake of Tesla’s BTC Buy

The Spanish financial markets watchdog and the country’s central bank criticized — again — cryptocurrencies as an investment asset. The entities issued a joint statement warning about the high risks the cryptocurrency market poses. Document: Crypto Adoption as a Payment Means ‘Is Still Limited’ Per the paper, the Bank of Spain and the National Securities […]

Spanish Treasury Releases Guidelines to Minimize the Risk of Tax Evasion With Cryptocurrencies

The State Agency for Tax Administration of Spain published guidelines to reduce tax evasion for cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. The document is part of the general program of the so-called Annual Tax and Customs Control Plan. Spanish Tax Authorities Could Ask Local Exchanges for Customers Data According to the paper, the Spanish Treasury’s entity seeks […]

Spanish Crypto Exchange 2gether Won’t Reimburse All Stolen Funds From the 2020 Hack

Spanish cryptocurrency exchange 2gether has announced that it won’t compensate users for the full amount of bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) stolen in August 2020. The exchange said that almost 5,000 of its customers won’t receive their cryptos under the compensation plan. Company Asks 9% of Its Users for More Time to Gather the Remaining […]

Ex-Real Madrid Football Player Joins a Spanish Lower Division Club in Deal Financed With Crypto

In a possible first for Spanish football, DUX Internacional de Madrid, a lower division side says it has used crypto buy a new player. The player, David Barral moved to his new club after Criptan, the new club sponsor facilitated the acquisition. Criptan is a cryptocurrency trading company that is registered in Valencia, Spain. Meanwhile, […]

Spanish Police Detain Four People Allegedly Involved in a $15M Crypto Ponzi Scheme

The Spanish police detained four people of different nationalities this week for allegedly running a $15 million crypto Ponzi scheme. According to the police, “many victims†filed a complaint against them. Victims Believed Their Bitcoins Went to a Legit Company According to Policia Nacional, the four accused are Argentine, Spanish, and Italian nationals aged between […]

Spanish Police Detain Four People Allegedly Involved in a $15M Crypto Ponzi Scheme

The Spanish police detained four people of different nationalities this week for allegedly running a $15 million crypto Ponzi scheme. According to the police, “many victims†filed a complaint against them. Victims Believed Their Bitcoins Went to a Legit Company According to Policia Nacional, the four accused are Argentine, Spanish, and Italian nationals aged between […]

Spanish Municipality Creates Its Own Cryptocurrency to Boost Economy Hurt by Coronavirus Crisis

A municipality in the province of Sevilla, Spain, has launched its own cryptocurrency, which aims to encourage residents and merchants to arrange transactions with it in the midst of the coronavirus-driven economic impact. Spain’s Sevilla Municipality Launches ‘Elio’ Cryptocurrency to Boost Local Economy According to Europa Press, the City Council of Lebrija created “Elio,†a […]

Lawyer Who Represents Victims of Alleged Spanish Crypto Ponzi Says It Could Be the ‘Biggest One’ in the Country

The Arbistar case victims’ defense lawyer claims that the overall number of those affected amounts to 32,000 families with at least 93.4 million euros ($113.55 million) in losses. Lawyer in Arbistar Case Reveals Details on Class-Actions Lawsuits Against the Alleged Crypto Ponzi Scheme During an interview with Eldiario, Carlos Aránguez, a Spanish lawyer who represents […]

Spain’s Second-Largest Bank Will Soon Launch Crypto Services: Sources

BBVA, the second-largest bank in Spain, with about $840 billion in assets, is poised to enter the cryptocurrency trading and custody space, according to two people familiar with the plans. The Spanish bank will begin its crypto offering out of Switzerland, said a source. Switzerland has relatively comprehensive rules around digital assets, set out by […]

Cryptocurrencies Prove Central Bank Models Are Obsolete, Says Professor

A Spanish professor and economist stated that cryptocurrencies have brought out the “obsolescence†of central banks, although their capitalization is still “very insignificant.†Crypto Is Not Only About the ‘Speculative Noise’ Pablo Agnese, an economics professor and lecturer in the Department of Economic and Business Organization at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona (UIC […]

Ride-Sharing Giant Cabify to Track and Offset Carbon Emissions Using Blockchain Platform

One of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, Cabify, is moving to offset its carbon emissions with the help of blockchain technology. Announced last week, the Latin American ride-sharing business has tapped Valencia, Spain-based blockchain fintech firm ClimateTrade to digitize and track its carbon emissions. ClimateTrade’s chief marketing officer, Ana Karen, told CoinDesk via email that […]