On 14 March 2022, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) published a press release on the European Parliament’s website regarding new rules on cryptocurrencies in the EU. The press release reports that members of European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed on draft rules concerning the supervision, consumer protection and environmental sustainability of cryptoassets, including cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins. The key provisions agreed cover transparency, disclosure, authorisation and supervision of transactions. The agreed text also includes measures against market manipulation and to prevent money laundering, terrorist financing and other criminal activities. To reduce the high carbon footprint of crypto-currencies, particularly of the mechanisms used to validate transactions, MEPs have also asked the Commission to present a legislative proposal to include in the EU taxonomy (a classification system) for sustainable activities any crypto-asset mining activities that contribute substantially to climate change, by 1 January 2025. A decision to enter into negotiations with EU governments on the final shape of the bill was adopted with 33 votes to 25.