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Facebook's Libra has staggering potential: State control of money could end  PHYS.ORG · 15 minutes
The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in this way,... more
Bitcoin Reaches 18-Month High as Facebook's Libra Spurs Interest  Gadgets 360 · 45 minutes
Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative. more
Project Libra: European Watchdogs Demand Detail on Facebook's Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
Facebook's fledgeling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project. more
US Fed to look 'carefully' at Facebook virtual coin Libra  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the US central bank will be closely scrutinizing Facebook's newly announced cryptocurrency Libra with an eye toward potentially regulating the virtual... more
Six held over £22m cryptocurrency theft affecting 4,000 people  Sky News · 20 hours
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Six arrested in UK and Netherlands over £22m cryptocurrency theft  Sky News · 21 hours
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
An international financial monitor warned world leaders Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would need "close scrutiny" by regulators. more
Six arrested over theft of £22m worth of cryptocurrency  Sky News · 21 hours
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
An international financial monitor is warning that wider use of cryptocurrencies by retail shoppers would call for "close scrutiny" by regulators and should be subjected to tough regulation more
Canadian crypto exchange owner allegedly funneled money into secret accounts  THE VERGE · 2 days
The founder of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX reportedly siphoned money to other accounts without users’ knowledge... more
Bitcoin surges above $11,000 thanks to Facebook's currency plans  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Bitcoin surged to a near 16-month high above $11,000 Monday, overshadowing showings across stock, foreign exchange and commodity markets, with investors looking ahead to the week's G20 summit. more
Startups Weekly: The scooter cash desert  TechCrunch · 4 days
In this week's newsletter: Slack's direct listing, Juul's conundrum and Facebook's new cryptocurrency. more
5G iPhones in 2020, Pixel 4 leak video - CNET  CNET · 4 days
This week's major tech headlines included an analyst prediction that says 5G iPhones will come in 2020, the debut of the Facebook-founded Libra cryptocurrency and the Pixel 4... more
Facebook co-founder says Libra will give corporations too much power - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Chris Hughes has spoken out against Facebook's cryptocurrency project, calling it "frightening." more
The VCs behind Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 5 days
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. more
Facebook Accused of Copying Calibra Logo From Current, an Online Bank  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Facebook has been accused of using a logo for its new cryptocurrency play, similar to the logo of an online banking company called 'Current'. more
Virtual Facebook currency faces real-world resistance  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
If Facebook's new cryptocurrency should resonate anywhere it should be India, where the social media giant has more than 300 million followers. more
Everything you need to know about Libra, Facebook’s ambitious cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 6 days
Facebook is planning to launch a cryptocurrency it hopes will “transform the global economy.” The currency,... more
QuadrigaCX timeline — and the many questions still to be answered  Global News · 6 days
The death of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten has sparked concern about his trading practices and potential scams involving the cryptocurrency exchange. more
Facebook’s Libra won’t be as power-hungry as Bitcoin  THE VERGE · 6 days
Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, is expected to have a smaller environmental footprint compared to some of its more notorious blockchain... more
Libra: four reasons to be extremely cautious about Facebook's new currency  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Facebook has unveiled libra, a cryptocurrency that will enable users to make international payments over Messenger and other group platforms like WhatsApp—perhaps from as soon as... more
Swiss watchdog 'in contact' with Facebook cryptocurrency backers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Switzerland's market watchdog confirmed Thursday that it is contact with the "initiators" of Facebook's new cryptocurrency, as questions mount over how the money will be regulated. more
Facebook’s Libra coin is a ‘long way from launch', Company COO Sheryl Sandberg Says  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company's planned cryptocurrency coin, Libra, is a "long way from launch." more
Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Libra Cryptocurrency Project  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Facebook’s plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are... more
The Senate will hold a hearing next month on Facebook’s Libra currency  THE VERGE · 7 days
On Wednesday, the Senate Banking Committee announced it will be holding a hearing next month to question witnesses over Facebook’s new cryptocurrency initiative, Libra.... more
Daily Crunch: A closer look at Facebook and Libra  TechCrunch · 7 days
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you... more
Daily Crunch: A closer look Facebook and Libra  TechCrunch · 7 days
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe... more
Calibra wallet won’t launch in Facebook’s biggest market  TechCrunch · 7 days
Facebook unveiled its audacious Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet on Tuesday through which it plans to transform financial services across the globe. The social juggernaut made clear of its ambitions when... more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency Project: Who's in and Who's Out  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook made a renewed push into payments on Tuesday, announcing plans for a cryptocurrency called Libra. more
Facebook's new cryptocurrency won't protect user privacy from the company, expert says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Facebook announced Tuesday (June 18) it will launch a global cryptocurrency called Libra in 2020, alongside the underlying blockchain-based network—a secure, transparent and decentralized... more
Europe Wary as Facebook Takes Up Cryptocurrency Challenge  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, and analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
'Stablecoins' in the Spotlight as Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. more
Facebook cryptocurrency revealed, Google puts $1B toward housing crisis video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Today's major tech headlines include the reveal of the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency called Libra, Google's one billion dollar pledge to fight the Bay Area housing... more
Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook unveiled a cryptocurrency called Libra yesterday as well as the Libra Association, a not-for-profit that will oversee all things Libra. While Libra’s white paper draws... more
US Regulator Accuses Head of Defunct British Bitcoin Company of $147 Million Fraud  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing a defunct British cryptocurrency company Control-Finance. more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency Ambitions Face Privacy Concerns, Political Backlash  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook announced ambitious plans to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. more
Top Democrat calls for Facebook to halt cryptocurrency plans until Congress investigates  THE VERGE · 1 week
Hours after Facebook announced its plans for a global cryptocurrency project, a top House Democrat is calling for Facebook to halt its plans until... more
MoneyGram's shares more than double on deal with Ripple  ABC NEWS · 1 week
MoneyGram shares more than double on deal with cryptocurrency company Ripple more
MoneyGram shares more than double on deal with Ripple  ABC NEWS · 1 week
MoneyGram shares more than double on deal with cryptocurrency company Ripple more
Top Democrat calls for strict oversight on Facebook’s new cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 1 week
The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee blasted Facebook’s Tuesday announcement that it would be... more
Facebook’s cryptocurrency has a trust problem  THE VERGE · 1 week
From the beginning, cryptocurrency was about trust. “The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work,” Satoshi... more
Europe wary as Facebook takes up cryptocurrency challenge  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
European financial leaders on Tuesday vowed vigilance after Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, as analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook announces... more
The Latest: New Facebook currency anonymous at basic layer  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Facebook has surprised cryptocurrency experts by opting with its planned digital currency for a technology similar to Bitcoin in fundamental privacy characteristics more
How Facebook’s Libra is similar in concept and motivation to Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency initiative today, which is part of an alternative financial system (including new subsidiary and wallet ‘Calibra‘) it... more
European regulators are already pressing Facebook about its cryptocurrency  THE VERGE · 1 week
As Facebook unveiled its cryptocurrency project today, European officials quickly called for scrutiny of the plan, raising concerns... more
Facebook to launch new cryptocurrency, called Libra  CBC · 1 week
Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce... more
France demands 'guarantees' on Facebook's cryptocurrency plan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
France's finance minister said Tuesday that strong guarantees were needed over the use of cryptocurrencies after Facebook announced it was leaping into the market with its own digital money. more
How cryptocurrencies can replace other pay options  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cryptocurrencies live in a volatile, roller-coaster world, which Facebook is seeking to change with its new Libra digital money. more
Facebook confirms cryptocurrency plans: Libra currency, Calibra wallet  9to5Google · 1 week
Facebook has confirmed its long-rumored plans for a cryptocurrency, to be named Libra and launch at some point next year.... more
Facebook confirms cryptocurrency plans: Libra currency, Calibra wallet  9to5Mac · 1 week
Facebook has confirmed its long-rumored plans for a cryptocurrency, to be named Libra and launch at some point next year.... more
Facebook unveils cryptocurrency plans for 2 billion users worldwide  Global News · 1 week
The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use. more
Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency Unveiled, With Lofty Goals  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking. more
Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency 'ecosystem'  Sky News · 1 week
Facebook is to launch its own cryptocurrency within the next year, saying its plans will deliver an "inclusive and open" financial ecosystem. more
Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know  TechCrunch · 1 week
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. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash... more
Facebook Expected to Unveil Its Cryptocurrency Today  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook is set Tuesday to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream. more
Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency reportedly boasts big-name backers - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The cryptocurrency, which could be announced as soon as next week, has support from Visa, Mastercard, Uber and PayPal, according to a WSJ report. more
Facebook's Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System Gets Big Backers: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Facebook has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal Holdings and Uber Technologies to back its new cryptocurrency. more
Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint Equal to Sri Lanka, Researchers Claim  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Bitcoin is responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as a city like Las Vegas an entire developing country like Sri Lanka and efforts to reduce its climate... more
Bitcoin causing carbon dioxide emissions comparable to Las Vegas or Hamburg  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in carbon dioxide emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Las Vegas or... more
Researchers: bitcoin's carbon footprint equal to Las Vegas  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Researchers calculate that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as cities like Las Vegas or Hamburg more
Team puts an ancient spin on a new digital currency  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cryptocurrency might seem like a next-generation idea, but two University of Oregon researchers say it has roots in the past. more
How cryptocurrency discussions spread  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A rapidly increasing percentage of the world's population is connected to the global information environment. At the same time, the information environment is enabling social interactions that are radically changing how and at what rate information spreads. As part of... more
Cryptocurrency Ban: Draft Law Proposes 10-Year Jail for Dealing in Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Holding, selling, or dealing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could soon land you in jail for 10 years. more
Daily Crunch: Facebook’s cryptocurrency is coming  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook plans... more
Crypto Startup Hacks Itself to Save $13 Million in Users’ Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
A cryptocurrency startup claims to have hacked its own customers to save their funds from a malicious third-party. more
Facebook cryptocurrency could be announced in June 2019 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The launch of a Facebook stable coin could be closer than we think. Here's the rumor roundup. more
Facebook plans June 18th cryptocurrency debut. Here’s what we know  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra. It’s currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency’s basics,... more
Facebook’s new cryptocurrency may launch this month, a report says  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Facebook will announce a new cryptocurrency this month, according to a report by The Information. Facebook... more
Facebook Sued by Dutch Big Brother Creator Over Fake Bitcoin Ads  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Dutch billionaire John de Mol filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Wednesday for allowing fake ads on its platform which used his name and image to... more
Facebook to charge $10M per license to manage its cryptocurrency network, report says - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Companies wanting to help manage one of the 100 nodes on Facebook's cryptocurrency network will reportedly be charged... more
SEC expands its war on cryptocurrency companies with a lawsuit against Kik  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Kik Interactive for the $100 million token sale the company announced two years ago. It’s an expansion... more
FBI reaching out to users of the defunct QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange  CBC · 3 weeks
The victims services section of the FBI has posted a survey on its website... more
Bitcoin Nears $9,000 in Best-Performing Month Since 2017  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Bitcoin's run this year follows a painful downtrend that lasted the majority of last year and saw the digital currency tumble more than 70 percent. more
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