https:\/\/youtu.be\/0B1-HattY28 Europecoin might have started as a scam, but it\u2019s become a respectable new cryptocurrency in the European market thanks to Matthias Klees. The maintainer of Europecoin joined CoinGeek.com\u2019s Becky Liggero to discuss how he turned things around and their new Finance Cloud project. As with many in the crypto community, Klees first got involved because of someone close in his life. \u201cI got to blockchain because my little brother asked me to repay money he lent to me during the holidays in Bitcoin,\u201d he explained. \u201cAnd I knew my small brother is an intelligent guy, so I looked into it. I was so excited after half a year, I got into the scam named Europecoin.\u201d So how did Europecoin go from scam to respectable token? Klees saw an opportunity. \u201cThe scam crashed, and was dead for half a year,\u201d he recalls. \u201cThat time, I was active with the European Union to work on regulations and things like this. I thought this would be a good vehicle to implement some of my ideas into the European Union and to foster decentralization of powers inside of the society. So I took over this coin and rebooted it, and built this around it.\u201d Now, he\u2019s introducing the Finance Cloud, which he hopes to be the new personal assistance for financial matters. \u201cThe Finance Cloud bridges the gaps between blockchains, so, you can for example, make your smart contracts between coins because we did put features, not into blockchains, but into a protocol, which we call the Finance Cloud API,\u201d Klees explained. \u201cThis little device is just a helper for the user to get access to this API, via user interface or via an artificial intelligence voice assistant, like Alexa, for example.\u201d The device will act as a one stop shop for all financial needs for both consumers and businesses. \u201cPlug this device into your home network, and you have just a dashboard where you can use the app store like you use from your phone,\u201d Klees demonstrated. \u201cYou can add your financial services you like. This starts with trading automation, wallets, smart contracting, and for more advanced, or for merchants, point of sales systems. It\u2019s really a universal device to access cryptocurrencies without having to crawl through the web.\u201d Liggero turned the conversation to the European Union, which Klees has a lot of experience with, and asked how blockchain needs to be approached in the region. \u201cYou have to divide the European Union into two parties, because there is the government itself, and there\u2019s the central bank,\u201d he explained. \u201cAnd they have completely opposite opinions about this whole thing. This makes the government react in an unpredictable and unclear way because they are afraid to say something wrong, which the central bank doesn\u2019t like. They are, in the deep of the heart, much more open to cryptocurrencies than they can say.\u201d Despite the duality of Europe\u2019s interests, Klees sees a lot of potential in projects that work towards the continent\u2019s interests. \u201cThere are many, many projects to adopt cryptocurrencies for government needs in a good way,\u201d he concluded.