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Telegram Channel TON Board ‘Takes a Break,’ Deletes Message History
Following a recent red flag from the United States regulators, a private Telegram channel for Telegram Open Network (TON) investors is taking a break.
RSK Parent Company Acquires Taringa to Tokenize Social Media
RSK parent company IOV Labs has acquired social platform Taringa to solicit feedback on its offerings and incentivize content creators.
Facebook’s latest leak includes data on millions of users
A security researcher has discovered databases containing more than 419 million records tied to Facebook accounts. It appears the data -- which includes phone numbers and Facebook IDs and in some cases users' names, genders and countries -- was scraped from the platform. However, it's not clear who pulled that information from Facebook or why.
Expert: Not only crypto businesses are artificially winding up subscribers in social networks
“The cheating on the number of subscribers in social networks was invented long before the introduction of cryptocurrencies,” says the co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine - Maxim Krupyshev.
‘However Long It Takes’: Zuckerberg Vows to Win Over Libra Regulators
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company will spend “however long it takes” to get regulators and others on board before launching the Libra cryptocurrency project.
Tor browser usage by Russians is becoming massive
Over 600,000 Russians used the Tor browser on July 11, 2019, which is the all-time record for the country. The fact is confirmed by data on the official website of the project.
Social Network Taringa! Launches Stablecoin Rewards for 27 Million Users
Latin American social networking giant Taringa! has partnered with MakerDAO and e-wallet provider Airtm to launch a stablecoin-powered points system for its 27 million strong user base.
‘Moderation Bot’ Blacklists Telegram Users to Tackle Crypto Scams
Blockchain advisory firm AmaZix is opening up access to its “moderation bot” to help stamp out cryptocurrency scams on popular messaging app Telegram.
Ethereum Co-Founder Criticizes Facebook’s Libra Token for Centralization
Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin said that Facebook’s Libra token is like “a centralized wolf in a decentralized sheep’s clothing” in an article published on tech news outlet Quartz on June 21.
How to become a founding member of the Libra Association
Now that the Libra white paper has been published, The Block has outlined how to become a Founding Member and the requirements it entails. Libra will be administered by a non-profit Libra Association based in Geneva, Switzerland, which will ultimately have 100 geographically diverse founding members. No member will be able to represent more than 1% of the vote.
Facebook may abort Libra launch in India
Libra, the cryptocurrency to be unveiled by Facebooknext year, will not be available in India, according to a person directly in the know, as current regulations do not permit use of the banking network for blockchain currency transactions.
Block.one paid $30 million to purchase a domain name for its social media platform
The news was announced Tuesday by enterprise analytics and mobility software provider MicroStrategy, saying that it sold the domain name voice.com in a transaction facilitated by Internet domain registrar GoDaddy and that it has subsequently been used by Block.one.
U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project
A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security.
Facebook’s cryptocurrency partners revealed—we obtained the entire list of inaugural backers
Facebook has been quietly building out its cryptocurrency for over a year, and it looks like that time has been well spent, enlisting the support of some of the most prominent companies across payments, retail, and technology.
Bitcoin Expert: Facebook’s GlobalCoin Will Annihilate Ripple
Ripple (XRP) and most other cryptocurrencies should be looking over their shoulders now that Facebook has announced it is launching GlobalCoin (or Libra), according to Bitcoin expert Max Keiser.
Block.one Launches Social Media App as Facebook Preps Own Coin
Block.one, the startup that claims to have raised a record $4.2 billion in an Initial Coin Offering last year, launched a new social-media application Saturday.
Report: Circulation of Facebook’s Crypto Could Face Demographic Challenges
Facebook’s payment-focused cryptocurrency Globalcoin will face demographic challenges, according to recent research by cryptocurrency analysis firm Diar published on May 28.
Sources: Telegram investor note reveals TON to launch in Q3
Telegram is planning to launch its Telegram Open Network (TON) in Q3, according to an internal note sent to the company’s investors.
Venture Capitalist Draper to Meet With Facebook on Crypto Fund
Venture capitalist Tim Draper is planning to meet with Facebook Inc. to discuss investing in the social network’s cryptocurrency project.
Will Telegram Make Crypto Go Mainstream?
Telegram is a hugely popular messaging app with over 200 million monthly users, available across a large range of platforms and countries.
Bitfinex Attempts to Recover $880 Million in New Court Filing
Major Korean Banks Join Government-Backed Blockchain ID Initiative
OKEx & Malta Stock Exchange Powered Trading Platform OKMSX Expecting Regulatory Approval in Q4 2019
McAfee Champions Importance of Stablecoins for Decentralized Exchanges
Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com acquires Japanese blockchain development startup O3 Labs
Blockchain Voting is Vulnerable to Hacking and Low-Quality Data: Research
Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project
Bitfinex Files for Subpoena in Bid to Recover $880 Million in Frozen Funds
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