• Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.
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  • Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency

    Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency

    3 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

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    1. Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know
    Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees.
    The company won't fully control Libra, but instead get just a single vote in its governance like other founding members of the Libra Association, including Visa, Uber and Andreessen Horowitz...
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  • BoE's Carney says keeping open mind on Facebook's Libra

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said he is keeping an 'open mind' on the potential utility of Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, but warned it may face strict regulation if it takes off.
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  • How Facebook's Libra is similar in concept and motivation to Kik's Kin cryptocurrency

    3 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today , which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet ‘ Calibra ‘) it aims to build alongside industry and academic partners including MasterCard, PayPal, Visa, Uber, Andreessen Horowitz and Creative Destruction Lab. Facebook's plans for Libra sound ambitious, risky and novel - but a predecessor exists that can shed light on some of the company's motivations, and possibly the shape it wants the project to ultimately take.
    I'm talking about Kik's Kin, the other cryptocurrency created by a social...
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  • Facebook Developing Libra Cryptocurrency to 'Reinvent Money'

    3 monthes ago - By Tom's Hardware

    Facebook announced a new subsidiary focused on financial services, Calibra, and the accompanying Libra cryptocurrency.
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  • Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook's Libra ‘cryptocurrency'

    Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook's Libra ‘cryptocurrency'

    3 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed to provide specifics about its launch plans. Given the buildup to the announcement, it didn't take long for Twitter to go into meltdown, with many commentators rushing to share their views with the world. Some good, other less so. Libra twitter pic.twitter.com/5M1fgZP2QU - Neeraj K. Agrawal June 18, 2019 Peter Todd, a well-known industry figure and an applied cryptography consultant, didn't...
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  • Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of alternative digital coins emerging as developers race to build cryptocurrencies able to enter mainstream commerce and finance.
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  • What is Libra? What you need to know about the Facebook-backed currency

    What is Libra? What you need to know about the Facebook-backed currency

    3 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    Facebook is set to get involved in payments; Libra is a new cryptocurrency that will roll out in 2020. You'll be able to pay people easily via a standalone app or via WhatsApp or Messenger. But Libra isn't entirely a Facebook effort as you'll hear and it isn't designed as a replacement for current currency - instead, it's designed to bring digital payments to those who don't have them currently and create a way of doing cheaper transactions across borders.
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    What is Libra? Libra is a not-for-profit foundation ( called the Libra Association and...
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  • Mark Zuckerberg Is About To Become The Head Of A Swiss Bank. 3 Reasons It Should Make You Think

    3 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Libra is the new Facebook cryptocurrency and unlike others, it has the right components to potentially rock our daily lives. Facebook and its stoic founder Mark Zuckerberg might have a very big grin on its face when this is all settled
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  • Facebook Libra cryptocurrency revealed with Calibra digital wallet to manage it

    Facebook Libra cryptocurrency revealed with Calibra digital wallet to manage it

    3 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    This morning, Facebook confirmed some long-running rumors by announcing that it's about to dive into the world of cryptocurrency. That cryptocurrency is called Libra, and it'll launch next year alongside a digital wallet called Calibra. Calibra will be a subsidiary of Facebook, while Libra will be governed by the Libra Association, an organization comprised of a number of different companies...
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