Germany’s cabinet has passed a national strategy for exploring blockchain tech, while limiting the threat of stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra.
The Libra Association is to be grilled by 26 central banks over the perceived risks to financial stability posed by the crypto project.
The U.K FCA has authorized CF Benchmarks as a Benchmark Administrator under EU regulation coming into effect in January.
The French finance minister has said the nation plans to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in the EU over its threat to “monetary sovereignty.”
FINMA’s director has spoken out about the risks of working with a major project like Facebook’s Libra, and said there are also potential benefits.
The company set up to run Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking to apply for licensing as a payment system in Switzerland.
Facebook’s Libra and other cryptocurrencies operating in the U.S. must meet regulatory requirements to tackle financial crimes, the official said.
The central bank board member has warned of the threat posed by Facebook’s Libra to monetary policy and consumers in the EU.
Facebook is reportedly already under investigation by the EU over antitrust issues related to its Libra cryptocurrency project.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other U.S. lawmakers will discuss Facebook’s crypto project with the Swiss data privacy chief this week.
A British man has been handed jail time and ordered to forfeit over £400,000 ($487,000) for offering hacking services and stolen data for crypto.
The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints over a bitcoin ad placed by crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX.
The U.K. arm of Coinbase appears to be dropping support for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash.
Robinhood, a stocks, ETFs and crypto investment app, has been given the green light to operate as a broker by a U.K. regulator.
The European Central Bank has issued a new report revealing plans to use more granular blockchain data to better monitor the crypto markets.
A Malta-based seller of bitcoin mining machines is in hot water after failing to refund a customer who complained over high power bills.
Data protection chiefs from across the globe have united to express concerns over the privacy risks posed by Facebook’s cryptocurrency project.
The European arm of Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has launched a bitcoin buying and selling service aimed to be easy to use.
Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a financial intermediary license in Switzerland.
Facebook hasn’t responded to a request by Switzerland’s data privacy regulator for more details on Libra, despite the project being based in Geneva.