ECB Executive: Digital Euro Can Protect Privacy Better Than Private Alternatives
Rahul N., 21 June 2021
Fabio Panetta, a member of the executive board of the ECB, was interviewed by the Financial Times, saying that the digital euro was more capable of protecting privacy than private alternatives. The interview begins with the privacy question and how measures can be placed without making room for money laundering, tax evasion, and other illicit activities. The ECB executive was blunt in his response, saying that there was no self-serving interest from the bank.
In his remarks, Panetta said that one major reason why the digital euro would be better for privacy was because the financial institution had no interest in storing or monetizing user data. The comment follows a survey conducted by the European Central Bank (ECB) where they learned that privacy was a large concern for European citizens. Continue reading “Article: ECB Executive: Digital Euro Can Protect Privacy Better Than Private Alternatives”
UPDATE 1-European stocks retreat from record highs, Deutsche Bank drags
Sruthi Shankar, 31 May 2021
European stocks slipped from record highs on Monday in subdued trading due to holidays in major markets, but optimism over a swift economic recovery put the benchmark index on course for its fourth month of gains.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.1% in morning trade, with shares in Frankfurt falling 0.3% and Paris dipping 0.1%. UK and US markets are closed for a holiday, keeping trading volumes muted across the board.
Among the top drags was Deutsche Bank, down 1.8% after the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Federal Reserve told the German lender it was failing to address persistent shortcomings in its anti-money-laundering controls. Continue reading “Article: UPDATE 1-European stocks retreat from record highs, Deutsche Bank drags”
Reflecting crypto craze, crypto-related scams spiral higher in the U.K.
SOPHIE MELLOR, 06 April 2021
As the value of virtual currencies spirals ever higher, so have the scams related to them.
According to new data from the U.K.’s fraud reporting service Action Fraud, scams involving cryptocurrency investment rose 57% across the U.K. in 2020, with a total of 5,581 reports made.
Investors lost a total of £113 million to crypto scammers in 2020, up from £76.6 million the previous year. Continue reading “Article: Reflecting crypto craze, crypto-related scams spiral higher in the U.K.”