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BMG Acquiring German Indie Label Telamo to Gain Control of Local Schlager Market

BMG is growing its share of the world’s fourth largest music market by acquiring German independent powerhouse Telamo, the country’s biggest indie imprint and market leader in Schlager music, a form of easy listening Europop. Berlin-based BMG did not reveal financial terms of the deal, which the Austrian Federal Competition Authority still needs to approve before it can be completed. BMG says it is the company’s largest label investment since it acquired Nashville-based BBR Music Group in 2017. That deal was worth around $100 million, according to sources at the time. In 2021, BMG generated revenues of €40 million ($40.6 million) in Germany across its recorded music and publishing divisions, according to parent company Bertelsmann‘s year-end financial report, with recordings accounting for...

Demand for widely used euro stablecoin is huge, says DeFi expert

The market capitalization of Tether (USDT), a United States dollar-pegged stablecoin, is currently over $65 billion. USD Coin (USDC), another stablecoin backed by the U.S. dollar, clocks in near $55 billion. Some reports estimate that the total market cap of dollar-backed stablecoins is over $160 billion. Despite this success of dollar-based stablecoins, there has not been a euro stablecoin that is even remotely comparable in size. By the end of June, the U.S.-based company Circle announced that it will launch its own euro stablecoin, Euro Coin (EUROC), on the Ethereum blockchain. With a euro-based stablecoin, uncomplicated euro transfers will be possible worldwide in the future, as is currently the case with the U.S. dollar. Instead of the eurozone-based business, Circle has opted to issu...

10 most visited countries in the world

We profile some usual suspects plus one or two surprises in the top 10 most visited countries in the world Have you dreamed of a romantic kiss atop the Eiffel Tower? Perhaps you’ve thrown a wish into the Trevi Fountain or stopped and stared at the Sistine Chapel. If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to the last available pre-pandemic figures, France and Italy are two of the most visited countries in the world. Together with the rest of the top 10, they make up a whopping 41% of global tourist arrivals (i.e. overnight visitors). Here’s the complete list of the most visited countries in the world. 10 most visited countries in the world The below figures come from the 2020 edition of the UNWTO’s International Tourism Highlights report. 1. France      &nbs...

Both Teams To Score Tips For Accumulators: Best BTTS Tips Today Tuesday 14th June 2022

We’re taking a look ahead to Tuesday’s Nations League fixtures across Europe. There are three ‘both teams to score’ selections in total, and a combined accumulator has odds amounting to roughly 4/1. 888Sport are also offering customers the chance to claim £30 in free bets – read on to find out more. Top 5 New Football Betting Sites Both Teams To Score Tips With a combined total odds of roughly 4.5/1, a £30 stake using 888Sport’s welcome bonus would yield a returns of around £150! How to Claim the 888Sport Betting Offer? 888Sport’s offer is one of the best around and is simple to claim. Follow our three-step guide below, your £30 worth of free bets. Click here to sign up to 888sport and deposit using promo code 30FB. Place a bet of £10 or more at odds of 1/2 or higher. You’ll then receive £...

Germany vs England Bet Builder Tips: Back Our 33/1 Nations League Bet

Munich’s Allianz Arena will play host to match day two of the Nations League in League A Group 3, where England will face long-standing rivals Germany. Read on below to find our bet builder selections which have a combined odds of 33/1. Top 5 New Football Betting Sites Sites Highlights Register 4. Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets Germany vs England Bet Builder Free Bet Ahead of England’s trip to Germany, those yet to register with bet365 can take advantage of an eye-catching £50 in free bets. Users would receive an incredible returns of £1,700 if they were to risk it all on our selections! Click here to sign up to bet365. Place a bet of £10 or greater at odds of 1/5 or more. You’ll then receive £50 in free bets. Bet £10 Get £50 In Bet Credits Claim Offer Min deposit re...

Germany vs England Bet Builder Tips: Back Our 33/1 Nations League Bet

Munich’s Allianz Arena will play host to match day two of the Nations League in League A Group 3, where England will face long-standing rivals Germany. Read on below to find our bet builder selections which have a combined odds of 33/1. Top 5 New Football Betting Sites Sites Highlights Register 4. Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets Germany vs England Bet Builder Free Bet Ahead of England’s trip to Germany, those yet to register with bet365 can take advantage of an eye-catching £50 in free bets. Users would receive an incredible returns of £1,700 if they were to risk it all on our selections! Click here to sign up to bet365. Place a bet of £10 or greater at odds of 1/5 or more. You’ll then receive £50 in free bets. Bet £10 Get £50 In Bet Credits Claim Offer Min deposit re...

Germany vs England Bet Builder Tips: Back Our 33/1 Nations League Bet

Munich’s Allianz Arena will play host to match day two of the Nations League in League A Group 3, where England will face long-standing rivals Germany. Read on below to find our bet builder selections which have a combined odds of 33/1. Top 5 New Football Betting Sites Sites Highlights Register 4. Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets Germany vs England Bet Builder Free Bet Ahead of England’s trip to Germany, those yet to register with bet365 can take advantage of an eye-catching £50 in free bets. Users would receive an incredible returns of £1,700 if they were to risk it all on our selections! Click here to sign up to bet365. Place a bet of £10 or greater at odds of 1/5 or more. You’ll then receive £50 in free bets. Bet £10 Get £50 In Bet Credits Claim Offer Min deposit re...

Both Teams To Score Tips For Monday: Best BTTS Tips for Monday

The Premier League may have finished yesterday but football continues across Europe. We have picked three games from today for our BTTS accumulator that comes in at 5.79/1 on Bet365. Best Football Betting Offers Sites Highlights Register Both Teams To Score Tips With combined total odds of roughly 5.7/1, a £50 stake using bet365’s welcome bonus would yield a return of around £285! How to Claim the bet365 Free Bet? £50 worth of free bets can be yours within a matter of clicks by following our step-by-step guide below. Click here to sign up to bet365. Place a bet of £10 or greater at odds of 1/5 or higher. You’ll then receive £50 in free bets. Bet £10 Get £50 In Bet Credits Claim Offer Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement o...

Binance seeks German license after recent approval by French regulators

The crypto exchange giant aims to become a licensed digital asset service provider in the biggest economy in Europe The move comes just weeks after the exchange acquired regulatory approval from France regulator in a quest to bite into the European market Expansion plans by the world’s largest crypto exchange in terms of volume, Binance, have shifted focus on winning regulatory approval in Germany.  Co-founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao announced that the exchange held back late last year after pressure from financial authorities across several jurisdictions, Germany included, forced them to stop operations. Germany could join Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain in the list of jurisdictions where Binance has clearance to operate in. Binance CEO recently revealed at a conference that the exchange...

German BaFin official calls for ‘innovative’ EU-wide DeFi regulation

Birgit Rodolphe, an executive director at Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has called for innovative and uniform regulation of the decentralized finance (DeFi) space throughout the European Union (EU). BaFin is Germany’s financial regulatory body responsible for regulating banks, insurance firms, and financial institutions including cryptocurrency companies. BaFin is the issuer of “crypto custody licenses,” a permit required for firms wanting to offer cryptocurrency services within Germany. In an article on BaFin’s website Rodolphe warned of the risks to consumers of the unregulated DeFi space and called for standardized regulatory considerations across EU member countries. Birgit Rodolphe, Executive Director Processing and Prevention of Money Laundering at B...

A dozen Bitcoin ATMs installed at the largest EU electronics retailer

Austrians have “sufficient funds” for more Bitcoin ATMs — that’s the verdict that MediaMarkt, a German electronics retailer, reached following a successful Bitcoin ATM pilot in Austria.  MediaMarkt has rolled out Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs in 12 branches across the country, including Seiersberg and Klagenfurt. Confinity and its spinoff ATM company, Kurant, manage over 200 Bitcoin ATMs in Austria, Germany, Spain and Greece. Kurant’s Head of Marketing & Sales, Europe, Thomas Sperneder told Cointelegraph: “MediaMarkt stores across the country have been equipped with Bitcoin vending machines. In total, these are now present in twelve markets and enable the simple and secure purchase of cryptocurrencies.” A Bitcoin ATM in Austria. Source: Kurant A successful pilot project fea...

German banking giant Commerzbank applies for crypto license

One of the largest banking institutions in Germany has confirmed it applied for a local crypto license earlier this year, marking the first time a major bank has made a move toward cryptocurrencies in the country. A spokesperson from Commerzbank confirmed to local media outlet Börsen-Zeitung on April 14 that it “applied for the crypto custody license in the first quarter of 2022.” If approved it would be authorized to offer exchange services along with custody and protection of crypto-assets. Commerzbank serves over 18 million customers and over 70,000 institutional clients, and the cryptocurrency offering will reportedly target its institutional client base. Since Jan. 1 2020 any business wishing to offer cryptocurrency services in Germany must first seek approval from the Federal Financi...