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Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

Germany: Wirecard Scandal Compels Regulatory Adjustment

Wirecard (WDI:DE), once a Fintech darling that fell through the regulatory cracks and now is one of the biggest financial debacles ever in Germany, is compelling public officials to revamp their approach to compliance and oversight. According to a report in Suddeutsche Zeitung, German Finance… Read More

Cop a Plea: Arrested Wirecard Executive Formerly based in Dubai Wants to Cooperate with Investigators

A former Wirecard (WDI:DE) executive who was based in Dubai but returned to Germany and was quickly arrested wants to cooperate with investigators according to multiple reports. The unnamed individual was previously CEO of Cardsystems Middle East an entity that reportedly generated the bulk of… Read More

Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun Arrested as Scandal Regarding Missing €1.9 Billion Raises More Questions

Markus Braun, former CEO of Wirecard (WDI:DE) has been arrested by Munich authorities according to multiple reports. Braun apparently turned himself into local police as the Fintech attempts to unravel what exactly happened to the missing €1.9 billion. Last week, Wirecard halted a scheduled financial… Read More

Five European Countries Uniting to Stall Libra, Facebook’s Proposed Global Cryptocurrency

Deputy finance ministers from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands have been meeting behind closed doors throughout October to devise a strategy to prevent Facebook from launching its proposed Libra cryptocurrency network among its 2.5 billion users next year. According to four sources to Politico EU,… Read More

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