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French Central Bank Plots Future Of Stablecoin Regulation
17th Jan 2020 | Written by:
A senior official at the French central bank has said that the onus is on those companies developing stablecoins to ensure that they do so in a responsible manner, as well as reiterating plans for...
Stablecoins Up The Agenda As Commission Considers Crypto Regulations
3rd Jan 2020 | Written by:
The EU is consulting on the definitions and uses of virtual currencies as it looks to further standardise regulatory approaches across the bloc.
Big Tech Posing Big Questions To Regulators, FSB Finds
9th Dec 2019 | Written by:
The body dedicated to monitoring the stability of the global financial system has urged regulators to monitor closely the impact of technology giants on financial services and cooperate on the...
ECB Tells Industry To Build New Continent-Wide Payment Scheme
27th Nov 2019 | Written by:
The European Central Bank (ECB) has thrown its weight behind the creation of a new continent-wide payment system for both retail and e-commerce, warning that reliance on global financial giants...
EU Puts Brakes On Stablecoins Until Regulatory Risks Addressed
26th Nov 2019 | Written by:
The European Commission and Council have put the brakes on the deployment of stablecoins in the EU until a consistent and coherent regulatory approach can be decided by authorities.
Zuckerberg: We Will Abandon Libra If U.S. Regulators Say No
24th Oct 2019 | Written by:
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that the company would abandon Libra, its planned cryptocurrency-based payments system, if its partners choose to launch the...
Dutch Competition Regulator To Probe Big Techs' Role In Payments
24th Oct 2019 | Written by:
The Dutch competition regulator is set to probe the impact of US and Chinese big technology firms on the country’s payments market, hinting at concerns their entry into the Netherlands could...
National Authorities Told To Regulate Libra In New Guidance
21st Oct 2019 | Written by:
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said on Friday that regulators should subject Libra, Facebook’s mooted global payments platform, to recently introduced standards on crypto-assets.
Regulatory Pressure Blamed As Payments Firms Quit Libra
14th Oct 2019 | Written by:
The head of Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency project has said “intense” regulatory pressure prompted Visa and Mastercard to withdraw from the Libra Association, on the eve of its inaugural...
Payments Firms On Front Line Of European Commission's Libra Probe
23rd Sep 2019 | Written by:
Payment service providers are on the front line of the European Commission’s probe into whether Facebook’s cryptocurrency project poses a risk to fair competition in the continent’s financial...
Libra Could Dethrone The Dollar, ECB Official Says
19th Sep 2019 | Written by:
The head of the G7 group analysing the proposed Libra payment system has called for a world in which private currencies exist alongside publicly-backed means of payment.
Libra Stares Down Wary Regulators At Basel Gathering
17th Sep 2019 | Written by:
Representatives of the Libra Association tackled mounting concerns about Facebook’s mooted global payments system during a meeting with 27 central banks in Switzerland on Monday.
Facebook's Libra To Seek Swiss Licence As Regulator Sets Out Expectations
11th Sep 2019 | Written by:
Facebook has announced it intends to apply for a payment system licence from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to cover Libra, its controversial cryptocurrency project.
Meeting With Swiss Regulators Fails To Ease U.S. Libra Concerns
27th Aug 2019 | Written by:
U.S. House Financial Services Committee chairperson Maxine Waters has said a meeting with the Swiss officials who will oversee the consortium governing Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has failed to...
Libra Network Structure 'Could Be Key To AML Concerns'
23rd Aug 2019 | Written by:
The closed-network structure of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency could be enough to allay lawmakers’ concerns about anti-money laundering (AML) risks, technologists have suggested.
Data Protection Regulators Demand Answers On Libra
6th Aug 2019 | Written by:
A phalanx of data protection regulators from Europe, the United States and further afield have challenged Facebook on its prospective cryptocurrency project Libra, citing serious potential privacy...
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