🏛️Bill Requiring KYC of Non-Custodial Wallets Passes EU Parliament

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Crypto Regulations

🇪🇺European Parliament Passes Bill Requiring Crypto Firms to KYC Non-Custodial Wallets

By Samuel Haig

KYC REQUIREMENTS On March 31, the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) approved provisions to Europe’s Transfer of Funds Regulation that restricts Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) from transacting with unhosted wallets without verifying their owners’ identities beforehand.

MARKETS PAUSE With stormy regulatory clouds gathering over both the United States and Europe, the recent crypto rally appears to have stalled. According to CoinGecko, every non-stablecoin crypto asset ranked among the top 30 by market cap is down over the past 24 hours, while only four of the top 100 have posted a daily gain.

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DeFi Meets The Real World

Tesla Taps MakerDAO-Powered Lender for $7.8M Real Estate Deal

Tesla is financing a repair center with a MakerDAO-powered loan.

By Samuel Haig

REAL ESTATE LOAN On March 30, 6s Capital, a commercial lender powered by MakerDAO, closed a real estate financing deal worth $7.8M for Tesla, the world’s leading electric vehicle company and the second-largest publicly-traded Bitcoin holder.

The $7.8M loan will be used to finance a new repair and collision center for Tesla. The credit line provided to Tesla is expected to increase to $14.2M when a second project from the electric vehicle manufacturer is completed later this year.

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