Digital currencies. Love 'em, hate 'em, or ambivalent about 'em, the financial instruments are here to stay. But for all the volatility that we've seen in the markets, where exactly does Europe stake its claim in the ecosystem? And what's the deal with MiCA?

I sat down with Membrane Finance co-founder and CEO Juha Viitala, and Partner Paavo Räisänen to find out.

In this episode:

02:19 - Intros and who and what Membrane Finance is, and why it matters.
03:25 - What's the big deal with crypto and what's the Golden Promise?
04:33 - Where it all started and where we're going.
07:40 - Why is crypto plagued with horror stories?
08:50 - What's the deal with the EU's Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation?
09:20 - What's a stablecoin?
10:27 - Who's backing the majority of stablecoins and why isn't it Europe?
13:00 - A safe haven. In a good way.
14:25 - Well-timed regulation.
15:45 - The EUROe, a stablecoin that's tied to the Euro.
17:38 - The digitally native Euro.
19:32 - Where can I get my EUROe?
20:42 - Better regulation in the EU market.
21:43 - A "safe gateway".
23:00 - The European standard.
23:56 -'s take on Membrane Finance and European crypto.

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Dan Taylor
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The Podcast is a show discussing the most interesting stories from the European technology scene.