Crypto broker CoinBurp does not full FCA registration: Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority

In a development that marks Britain latest crackdown on crypto trading, the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said, CoinBurp, a crypto broker, is not fully authorised to continue operations. The development comes at a time when CoinBurp planned on launching its $BURP token and initial exchange offering (ICO). CoinBurp could start business under its temporary…

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings joins Facebook-backed Libra digital currency project

Despite facing intense scrutiny from global regulators, Facebook’s Libra project saw Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings joining the cryptocurrency project. Financial regulators are worried that the Libra project when launched could erode national control over money. Late on Thursday, Switzerland-based Libra Association, which manages the Facebook-backed digital currency project, announced Temasek entry into the project.…

Vodafone Group PLC exits Facebook’s Libra crypto currency project

In a statement, Facebook’s Libra Association said, Britain’s Vodafone Group PLC has left its global digital currency initiative. In recent months, Facebook’s digital currency has seen an exodus of its backers midst increased regulatory scrutiny, including financial companies such as Mastercard Inc and Paypal Holdings Inc. In June 2019, Facebook had announced a plan to…

Amazon’s cloud business facing antitrust scrutiny from FTC

As per a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter at hand the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond its retail operations and now includes its cloud-computing business as well. As per the report, U.S. antitrust enforcers have been asking software companies questions pertaining to Amazon Web…

Third party contractors transcribed Facebook’s audio data

Tech companies are coming under increasing scrutiny over data privacy issues revolving around their voice assistants. According to a report from Bloomberg which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from subscribers of its services. In a statement, Facebook confirmed that it had…

Justice Department opens antitrust probe on all major digital tech firms

Given bi-partisan concerns over the market power of these major digital technology companies, which include Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, their potential downsizing is very much a possibility. In a significant development that marks the latest sign of the Trump government stepping up is scrutiny over big tech firms, the U.S. Justice Department disclosed that…

Tencent Holdings closes Texas Hold’Em poker midst increased scrutiny

With online video games being Tencent’s cash machine, their shuttering is likely to impact its revenues. On Monday, Tencent Holdings stated, it will discontinue Texas Hold’Em poker video game from its market place. The move is aimed at complying with Chinese laws with Beijing intensifying its scrutiny over the gaming industry. Tencent stated it will…