European Crypto Cards Reactivate as FCA Allows Wirecard to Resume Operation

Wirecard-issued crypto debit cards from companies like Crypto.com and TenX have been reactivated following permission from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA. On 29 June, the U.K. watchdog allowed Wirecard Card Solutions, a Newcastle-based subsidiary of troubled German company Wirecard AG, to resume regulated activity. The FCA suspended Wirecard Card Solutions’ license on June 26, soon after news about Wirecard AG misrepresenting over $2 billion in cash reserves surfaced. The respective restrictions were lifted at 00:01 GMT on June 30, 2020, meaning that all crypto debit cards issued…

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PayPal Crypto Rumors, RIP Wirecard, Telegram Settles: Hodler’s Digest, June 22–28

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week PayPal is hiring crypto engineers amid rumors of Bitcoin integration There have been a lot of rumors surrounding PayPal this week. A report suggested that the online payments giant plans to allow hundreds of millions of users to buy and sell crypto directly. Job vacancies…

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Wirecard: Crypto Card Users’ Funds Locked as UK Regulator Suspends Subsidiary

UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Friday suspended the license of Wirecard Card Solutions (WCS), a unit of troubled Wirecard AG, which is responsible for issuing Visa cryptocurrency debit cards. It means some users of cards such as Crypto.com’s Mco visa debit card and Tenx’s visa debit card may not be able to access their funds for a time. Both the crypto-enabled cards are issued by the Newcastle-based WCS. FCA said Wirecard Card Solutions “is no longer permitted to conduct any regulated activities” and “must not dispose of any assets…

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Wirecard CEO Quits as Crypto Card Firm Reveals Missing $2.1 Billion Does Not Exist

Wirecard chief executive officer quit as the crypto card payments firm revealed that the €1.9 billion ($2.1 billion) missing from its accounts may not exist. CEO Markus Braun resigned on June 19, after nearly 20 years at the helm. James Freis has been appointed interim chief executive, the German company said on Friday. Wirecard said a search for the missing billions at two large Philippine banks during the weekend hit a cul de sac. The central bank of the Philippines noted that there was no record of the money entering…

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