<h1>Germany Eyes Euro-Backed, Bank-Controlled Stablecoin</h1>


To provide a faster alternative to the euro, Germany’s dominant political parties, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany and the Christian Social Union, are mulling over the prospects of a digital euro, or “e-euro,” that would act as a digitized version of a small part of the existing money supply.

<h1>Swiss National Bank Member A-OK With Facebook And Libra</h1>


Speaking at the Crypto Valley Conference in Zug, Switzerland, Thomas Moser, an alternate member of the governing board at the Swiss National Bank, said Facebook’s Libra project has yet to sound any alarms for the Swiss National Bank and that the country’s regulators are “pretty relaxed” about it.

<h1>Monerium Receives Iceland’s OK To Put E-Money On The Blockchain</h1>


Iceland’s financial regulator awarded blockchain startup Monerium an electronic money institution license, allowing the company to put e-money on the blockchain, removing the need for intermediaries like PayPal and Google Pay. As of now, the European Union-friendly license means Monerium and its users will be able to freely trade across the European Economic Area.

<h1>Bitcoin Not The Only Answer For Venezuela</h1>


Diana Aguilar, contact for Coinbase charity GiveCrypto in Venezuela, discusses why cryptocurrency alone will not heal the country. Aguilar talks about the lack of strategy behind charitable donations, the country’s poor cyber-infrastructure, and the potential crypto has to positively influence the country’s economy.