European commissioner in charge of financial services Maireád McGuinness said: ‘Those involved in the cryptocurrencies space will now realise that anonymity is gone.’ File photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/EPA

The European Commission wants to end anonymity in cryptocurrencies and establish a new anti-money laundering agency to enforce tougher rules in a plan(...)

Europol estimates the value of suspicious transactions in the EU at 1.3% of gross domestic product. Photograph: iStock

Brussels wants to set up a new anti-money-laundering authority with direct supervisory powers as it seeks to crack down on illicit finance following a(...)