Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny
24 August 2019 | 3:35 pm
Facebook's Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities. The cryptocurrency plan has been met with intense skepticism from both data protection activists and regulators.
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