Brussels — EU antitrust regulators want to know whether Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency and its use of consumer data pose possible anticompetitive constraints, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The European Commission sent out a questionnaire earlier in August to various parties involved in Libra, giving respondents two to three weeks to provide feedback, the people said. By sending out a questionnaire, the EU could be preparing the ground for a formal investigation.

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