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U.S. fintech startup Stripe valued at $35 billion in latest funding round
Stripe Inc said on Thursday it is raising $250 million in its latest funding round, which values the payments startup at $35 billion, a dramatic 56% surge from a previous valuation at the start of the year.
Today
01:08 PM
U.S. fintech startup Stripe valued at $35 bln in latest funding round
Stripe Inc said on Thursday it is raising $250 million in its latest funding round, which values the payments startup at $35 billion, a dramatic 56% surge from a previous valuation at the start of the year.
Today
11:57 AM
Facebook met UK officials three times before Libra announcement
Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency, responses to Reuters freedom of information requests show.
Sep 18
09:07 AM
Germany vows to fight any efforts to issue parallel currencies
Germany has passed a comprehensive blockchain strategy in which Berlin vows to fight any company efforts to establish a parallel currency, in the latest sign that Facebook's planned Libra faces tough regulatory hurdles in Europe.
Sep 18
01:27 AM
Facebook's Libra will be disruptive, says ECB's Coeure
Digital currencies such as Facebook's Libra will disrupt the financial system, either by forcing central banks to innovate or by grabbing a global role that could challenge the dominance of the dollar, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday.
Sep 17
12:12 PM
Wells Fargo tests cryptocurrency for internal transactions
Wells Fargo & Co said on Tuesday it will pilot its own digital currency powered by blockchain to help move cash across borders and between branches in real time.
Sep 17
12:07 PM
Facebook's Libra will be disruptive: Coeure
Digital currencies such as Facebook's Libra digital coin will disrupt the financial system by either forcing central banks to innovate or because states will cede a key role to a new global player, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday.
Sep 17
11:18 AM
Huobi announces launch of cryptocurrency exchange in Argentina
Huobi Group, which runs one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced on Tuesday the official launch of a digital asset exchange in Argentina.
Sep 17
09:17 AM
UPDATE 1-Germany's Scholz: We cannot accept parallel currencies such as Facebook's Libra
(Adds Scholz, details from blockchain strategy, background)
Sep 17
09:17 AM
Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper
Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
Sep 14
10:32 PM
Factbox: Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra
Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with skeptical regulators around the world.
Sep 13
12:27 PM
France, Germany blast Facebook's Libra, back public cryptocurrency
France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook's Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its authorization in Europe, and backed the development of an alternative public cryptocurrency.
Sep 13
10:23 AM
France and Germany agree to block Facebook's Libra
France and Germany have agreed to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, the French finance ministry said on Friday.
Sep 13
09:03 AM
Germany against allowing Facebook's Libra in Europe: Der Spiegel
The German government is against giving regulatory approval for Facebook's Libra digital currency in the European Union, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday, citing a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Sep 13
07:53 AM
Going for a song? UK police arrest suspected hacker of music stars
British police on Friday arrested a man suspected of hacking famous music acts to steal unreleased songs and sell them for cryptocurrency.
Sep 13
06:37 AM
Spooked by Facebook's Libra, euro zone to step up work on public cryptocurrency
Euro zone governments and central banks are working on a long-term plan to launch a public digital currency that they hope would make redundant projects like Facebook's Libra, which is seen as a risk to financial stability, officials said on Friday.
Sep 13
05:38 AM
EU regulators to set high bar to authorise Libra, ECB's Coeure says
European Union regulators will set a high bar on regulatory approvals for virtual currency projects in Europe, including Facebook's Libra, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on Friday.
Sep 13
04:12 AM
France urges EU rules on cryptocurrencies, warns of Libra risks
The European Union should create a common set of rules for virtual currencies, currently largely unregulated in the bloc, to counter risks posed by Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra, France's Finance Minister said on Friday.
Sep 13
01:13 AM
France calls for EU rules on virtual currencies
France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday the European Union should introduce a common set of rules to govern virtual currencies, which are at the moment mostly regulated at national level.
Sep 12
11:27 PM
Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds
Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in Communist-run Cuba.
Sep 12
11:27 AM
UPDATE 1-Neptune Energy to be ready for IPO by April 2020 -CFO
Private-equity backed oil and gas firm Neptune Energy plans to be ready for an initial public offering by April next year, Chief Financial Officer Armand Lumens said on Thursday. (STR )
Sep 12
04:22 AM
Neptune Energy to be ready for IPO by April 2020: CFO
Neptune Energy plans to be ready for an initial public offering by April next year, Chief Financial Officer Armand Lumens told said on Thursday. (STR )
Sep 12
03:03 AM
France: we can't allow Facebook's Libra in Europe
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency cannot operate in Europe under current conditions, citing systemic financial risks, risks for sovereignty, and the potential for abuse of market dominance.
Sep 12
02:42 AM
Swiss welcome scrutiny in handling Libra cyrptocurrency: watchdog
Switzerland welcomes international scrutiny of the way it oversees the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project and is ready to work with other countries to ensure seamless supervision, the top Swiss financial watchdog said.
Sep 11
11:57 PM
Swiss welcome scrutiny in handling Libra cyrptocurrency - watchdog
Switzerland welcomes international scrutiny of the way it oversees the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project and is ready to work with other countries to ensure seamless supervision, the top Swiss financial watchdog said.
Sep 11
11:03 PM
Switzerland warns Facebook's Libra it will face extra scrutiny
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency suffered another setback on Wednesday when Switzerland said the proposed payments system could face strict rules that typically apply to banks, on top of tough anti-money laundering laws.
Sep 11
08:22 AM
UPDATE 1-Facebook's Libra seeks Swiss payment system licence
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a Swiss payment system licence, financial watchdog FINMA said on Wednesday, noting the breadth of the planned services would require broad oversight.
Sep 11
12:08 AM
Facebook's Libra seeks Swiss payment system license
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a Swiss payment system license, financial watchdog FINMA said on Wednesday, noting the breadth of the planned services would require broad oversight.
Sep 11
12:03 AM
Facebook's Libra seeks payment system license from Swiss FINMA
The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project is seeking a payment system license under Swiss financial watchdog FINMA, it said on Wednesday, spelling out in more detail how it hopes to be regulated.
Sep 10
10:42 PM
Exclusive: Grab in talks to merge Indonesian payment firms to overtake Gojek - sources
SoftBank-backed ride hailer Grab is in talks to merge OVO, an Indonesian digital payments firm in which it owns shares, with an Ant Financial-backed local peer to build heft and power ahead of archrival Gojek, people familiar with the matter said.
Sep 10
10:37 PM
Global money-laundering watchdog closely monitoring Facebook's Libra, official says
The global anti-money laundering watchdog is closely monitoring developments on Facebook's planned Libra cryptocurrency, its new head told Reuters on Tuesday, in the latest sign of growing regulatory scrutiny of the project.
Sep 10
12:08 PM
Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards-U.S. Treasury
The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing if it is to get off the ground, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
Sep 10
12:03 PM
Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards: U.S. Treasury
The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing if it is to get off the ground, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
Sep 10
05:18 AM
UPDATE 1-Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards-U.S. Treasury
The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing if it is to get off the ground, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
Sep 10
05:08 AM
Libra cryptocurrency must meet tough regulatory standards-U.S. Treasury
The Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project must meet the highest standards for combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Tuesday.
Sep 10
04:17 AM
'Bad things could happen': Turning to tech to tame the crypto jungle
Sep 09
11:07 PM
Dutch 'Big Brother' creator seeks court judgment over fake bitcoin ads on Facebook
Dutch billionaire John de Mol on Monday said he would ask a court to rule in the case he filed against Facebook Inc earlier this year over fake bitcoin ads.
Sep 09
09:07 AM
Portuguese police bust darknet-based counterfeit cash network
Portugal has broken up a counterfeit money ring that used dark websites to sell fake banknotes in exchange for virtual currency, arresting five people including the suspected kingpin who was extradited from Colombia, police said on Monday.
Sep 09
06:53 AM
China says new digital currency will be similar to Facebook's Libra
China's proposed new digital currency would bear some similarities to Facebook's Libra coin and would be able to be used across major payment platforms such as WeChat and Alipay, a senior central bank officer said.
Sep 05
11:47 PM
Facebook's Libra falls into 'big gap' in EU rules: regulator
Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency falls into a
Sep 05
05:58 AM
Sinochem unit discussing blockchain platform with Shell, Macquarie: sources
Sinochem Energy Technology Co Ltd, a subsidiary of state oil and chemicals firm Sinochem Group, is in talks with Royal Dutch Shell and Macquarie Group to build an energy blockchain platform, three Beijing-based industry sources said.
Sep 05
02:53 AM
EU looking to see if Facebook's Libra currency poses competition risks
EU regulators are examining Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to see if it harms competition, Europe's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday, the latest watchdog to voice concerns about the social network's move into financial services.
Sep 04
11:17 AM
VanEck SolidX bitcoin ETF to sell shares to institutional buyers
Investment firm VanEck and financial technology company SolidX Management LLC will sell shares in their proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund to
Sep 03
12:22 PM
Brazil's Itau Unibanco looks to keep costs down, compete with fintechs
Brazils largest private lender, Itau Unibanco Holding SA is keeping costs under control as a way to compete with financial technology companies, executives told investors in a conference on Tuesday.
Sep 03
12:18 PM
Dutch central bank to regulate crypto firms from January 10, orders them to register
The Dutch central bank announced on Tuesday it would begin regulating companies that offer crypto-currency services beginning on Jan. 10 and said they must register to remain in business.
Sep 03
01:47 AM
HSBC processes first blockchain letter of credit using Chinese yuan
HSBC completed the first yuan-denominated blockchain-based letter of credit transaction, the bank said on Tuesday.
Sep 02
09:57 AM
Boxing champ Pacquiao launches his own crypto tokens
Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his very own cryptocurrency on Sunday at a free concert in Manila, where he serenaded more than 2,000 fans to drum up interest in the product.
Sep 01
09:42 AM
North Korea denies it amassed $2 billion through cyberattacks on banks
North Korea denied on Sunday allegations that it had obtained $2 billion through cyberattacks on banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, and accused the United States for spreading rumors.
Sep 01
05:03 AM
SEC fines Texas-based firm for offering illegal tokens, unregistered exchange
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it fined and settled charges against a Texas-based cryptocurrency firm and its founders for wrongfully issuing digital offerings and for using an unregistered online trading platform.
Aug 29
10:57 AM
China's c.bank to issue own cryptocurrency as soon as Nov - Forbes
China plans to issue its own crytocurrency as early as Nov. 11, the country's busiest shopping day for online sales, U.S. financial magazine Forbes said, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
Aug 27
10:27 PM



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