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CDCROP: European Commission, Brussels (Symbiot/Shutterstock)
Bernstein: Binance-FTX Deal May Attract Antitrust Regulators’ Attention
The combined company would have a more than 80% share of the global crypto market, a report from the firm said.
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CDCROP: FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried & CZ aka Changpeng Zhao CEO of Binance (CoinDesk)
FTX, Binance Deal Draws Antitrust Concern
Regulators have tough powers to stop mergers that quash competition
CDCROP: FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried & CZ aka Changpeng Zhao CEO of Binance (CoinDesk)

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EU Antitrust Officials Are Worried About Competition in the Metaverse
The European Commission is concerned that a company like Facebook parent Meta Platforms could dominate the market, hurting consumers.
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Margrethe Vestager and French Minister Cédric O in negotiations Thursday (French Economics Ministry)
EU Passes Law to ‘Rein In’ Big Tech’s Domination Over Smaller Players
Companies such as Google, Apple, Amazon and Meta could face fines as high as 20% of turnover as the EU seeks to stop “gatekeepers” curbing competition from smaller players.
Margrethe Vestager and French Minister Cédric O in negotiations Thursday (French Economics Ministry)

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Canada CBDC 'Probably Necessary' for Competition, Central Bank Says in Paper
The authors argue a central bank digital currency will likely be positive for Canadians, breaking monopolies in big tech and traditional finance.
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Visa Abandons $5.3B Acquisition of Plaid Over DOJ Antitrust Concerns
The Department of Justice announced Tuesday the deal is off.
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Visa’s Planned $5.3B Purchase of Fintech Firm Plaid Challenged by US DOJ
The Justice Department alleges Visa’s acquisition of Plaid would eliminate competition in the online debit market, leading to higher prices.
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‘Google Is One of the Most Important Antitrust Cases of All Time,’ With Matt Stoller
The author of “Goliath” gives his take on the history of American antitrust politics and what it means for the just-announced Google case.
Breakdown 10.22

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Money Reimagined: Defanging FAANG
With the internet more monopolized than ever, can Web 3.0 help produce an economy that's fairer to innovation and startups?
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US Antitrust Chief Says Protecting Blockchain From Competitive Abuses Is Top Priority
Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said the antitrust division needs to understand how blockchain could improve market competition.
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