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‘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.
Ripple (XRP) Coming to Gmail? MoneyMessage Makes it Possible
Ripple (XRP), the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap is gaining a lot of attraction recently, with massive adoption currently going on for the crypto. For Google Mail (Gmail) users, it is now easy to send a tip to people all over the world using XRP.
New Era for BitTorrent as Live App Launched
BitTorrent, a leader in peer-to-peer technology, today began offering early access to its new BitTorrent Live streaming service, which lets consumers create live content and connect on mobile devices to people who share common interests.
What is Facebook Doing with Blockchain?
CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made a bombshell post outlining a “privacy-focused vision for social networking” that suggested a move to embrace end-to-end encryption of users’ data on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. There have also been rumours about Facebook starting its own coin, which in many ways would make sense for advertisers - lower payment processing fees and new value created through the token could, potentially, lower the cost of ads.
Cryptocurrency wallet on WhatsApp set for release
Wuabit is a cryptocurrency wallet accessible via a chat interface in WhatsApp. The developers describe it as 'software agent' powered by specialised AI. Users simply type in commands like 'send 0.05BTC to Vera' and Wuabit will send the cash. By using a service as popular as WhatsApp, Wuabit hope to propel crypto payments further into the mainstream.
An alleged cryptocurrency exit scam swindled $2.9 billion, but main suspects still on the run
Silvergate Bank plans to offer loans to crypto companies
25 million americans are considering buying crypto
NEO Is in Talks to Integrate Celer Network to Improve Scalability
Over 5 Million Merchants Throughout Thailand Now Accept Zcoin Payments
Man Offering Hacking Services for Bitcoin Gets 20-Month Jail Sentence
Nvidia Pulls Through Crypto Winter — Quarterly Earnings Rise 16%
Crypto Miner Company CoinMine Scores $2.5 Million in Seed Round
Ethereum Coders Approve 6 Changes for Upcoming Istanbul Hard Fork
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