Europe

Facebook Libra Already Facing an EU Antitrust Probe: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook is reportedly already under investigation by the EU over antitrust issues related to its Libra cryptocurrency project.

US Lawmakers to Discuss Facebook Libra on Swiss Visit: Report

| Daniel Palmer

Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other U.S. lawmakers will discuss Facebook's crypto project with the Swiss data privacy chief this week.

Man Offering Hacking Services for Bitcoin Gets 20-Month Jail Sentence

| Daniel Palmer

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.

UK Advertising Watchdog Upholds Complaints Against BitMEX Bitcoin Promotion

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints over a "misleading" bitcoin ad placed by crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX.

Coinbase UK Dropping Support for Cryptocurrency Zcash

| Daniel Palmer

The U.K. arm of Coinbase appears to be dropping support for the privacy-focused cryptocurrency zcash.

Investment App Robinhood Wins License to Operate in UK

| Daniel Palmer

Robinhood, a stocks, ETFs and crypto investment app, has been given the green light to operate as a broker by a U.K. regulator.

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ECB Says It Plans to Use More On-Chain Data to Monitor Crypto Assets

| Daniel Palmer

The European Central Bank has issued a new report revealing plans to use more granular blockchain data to better monitor the crypto markets.

Man Takes Bitcoin Miner Seller to Tribunal Over Electricity Bill and Wins

| Daniel Palmer

A Malta-based seller of bitcoin mining machines is in hot water after failing to refund a customer who complained over high power bills.

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Global Regulators Warn on Privacy Risks of Facebook’s Libra

| Daniel Palmer

Data protection chiefs from across the globe have united to express concerns over the privacy risks posed by Facebook's cryptocurrency project.

Crypto-Focused Finance App Aximetria Wins License From Swiss Regulator

| Daniel Palmer

Aximetria, a firm offering a personal finance app for fiat and cryptocurrencies, has been awarded a financial intermediary license in Switzerland.