Blockchain 

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency isn’t Actually Cryptocurrency

If you want a genuine cryptocurrency experience, don’t look to Facebook. The social media giant has lately made headlines around the world for introducing its Libra cryptocurrency and related nonprofit Libra Association. The popular understanding is that Libra is Facebook’s response to Bitcoin, Ether, and other popular crypto coins—it’s a new way to transmit value on the blockchain. It’s understandably being called a “cryptocurrency.” Except it’s not a standard cryptocurrency at all. Libra is a permissioned digital currency quite comparable to stablecoins that already exist There’s already a whole ecosystem…

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PayPal Might Quit Facebook’s Libra Project

When it comes to the payments space, there is no other company that has a reputation as big as that of PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL). Hence, when it emerged that the payments giant was going to be a part of the Libra Association, there was a lot of anticipation about the sort of product Libra was going to be. Key Details However, according to the latest reports, it has emerged that PayPal is now considering pulling out of the Libra Association. The reason behind the decision is tied to the regulatory issues…

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Facebook’s Libra Wants to Hit the Market in Early 2020

It has been a hugely eventful year in the crypto sphere, and perhaps one of the most important developments has been the announcement of Facebook’s Libra. However, as soon as it was announced that it was going to be launched next year, plenty of influential regulators expressed their doubts about the cryptocurrency straightaway. Important Progress They are still doing so, and in a new development, it has emerged that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is going to go ahead with the launch of Libra next year as planned notwithstanding any misgivings from regulators. Regulators have…

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IBM is Interested in Working on Facebook’s Libra Crypto

The cryptocurrency space has been on an impressive run this year and one of the biggest developments this year was the announcement of Facebook’s Libra, the social media company’s very own crypto token. It goes without saying that it was a huge announcement and caused a lot of noise in the crypto sphere. As is well known, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is heading the Libra project, but the company is going to be helped by many other firms. Key Development Today, it has emerged that tech giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) is apparently open…

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Cryptocurrency 

Facebook’s Libra | Coinbase’s Ex-Policy Head Will Lead Lobbying

In July, tech giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced that it was going to launch its own cryptocurrency named Libra, and since then, it has lurched from one problem to the next. Policymakers from all across the world, including the head of the US Federal Reserve and US President Donald Trump, expressed their skepticism about Libra soon after. Hence, it is quite clear that Facebook is currently at a loss as to how to tackle the myriad of policy issues that are going to arise with the launch of Libra. However, it seems…

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Cryptocurrency 

Investors Consider Cutting Ties with Facebook’s Libra Amid Regulatory Scrutiny

At least three investors in Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency are considering disassociating with the currency following intense regulatory pushback. According to a report published in the Financial Times on Friday, some backers are fearful that the spotlight placed on the social media giant’s proposed cryptocurrency will also bring their own separate, independent businesses into disrepute. Two founding partners have allegedly held discussions with regard to what the “right next steps” should be for their investment. “I think it’s going to be difficult for partners who want to be seen as in compliance [with their…

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Bitcoin Slumps as Facebook’s Libra Continues to Get Heavy Criticism

Bitcoin is taking a hit this morning and fell over 8% to below $9,800. Here is the key driver. Tech giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced in June that it was going to launch its own cryptocurrency named Libra and ever since the announcement, the crypto market has been in a bit of turmoil. It attracted attention from top regulators in the United States and even the United States President Donald Trump criticized the project in one of his tweets. The uncertainty resulted in fluctuations in the price of Bitcoin and affected the…

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Binance Launching Venus Blockchain Project: Challenging Facebook’s Libra?

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world is taking on social media behemoth Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Well, sort of. On Monday, August 19, Binance announced it will be launching the Venus blockchain project. Here’s what we know and why Binance is challenging Mark Zuckerberg’s billion-dollar company by doing so. Binance Launching Venus Blockchain Project This morning, news broke that Binance is launching the Venus blockchain project; the initiative is an attempt to create localized stablecoins as well as digital assets. According to the announcement, the Venus blockchain project will…

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Bitcoin Survey Shows Major Distrust Abounds for Facebook’s Libra

A new Bitcoin survey asking US citizens about Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) new Libra stablecoin has yielded some surprising results. When compared to leading cryptocurrencies, only 2% felt they would trust Libra more than Bitcoin. The results may surprise traders and also raise questions about Facebook’s newest endeavor. Bitcoin Survey A poll of 1,799 US adults was carried out since Facebook launched its Libra white paper in mid-June. The most shocking result was that, as stated, an overwhelming majority of those asked said that when compared with Bitcoin, they don’t trust Facebook’s Libra coin.…

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Bitcoin Extends Sell-Off as Facebook’s Libra Uncertainty Lingers

After having a rollicking rally during the first half of the year, Bitcoin (BTC) has had a forgettable time in the month of July, and the reasons behind the troubles are manifold. The announcement from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) about its very own cryptocurrency Libra may have initially been thought of as a welcome addition to the crypto sphere, but in a matter of time, it turned into a troublesome entity for Bitcoin. Libra has been panned by some of the most powerful people in the world, including the United States President,…

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