China’s Govt Crypto Readies Huge November Launch to Steal Libra’s Thunder – CCN Markets

China is reportedly set to launch its state crypto on the country’s biggest shopping day. | Source: Shutterstock Facebook’s fears that the bottlenecks tech firms in the free world face in developing cryptocurrencies risks opening the door for more closed societies to take the lead have been confirmed. According to Forbes, China has already developed …

Facebook Contractor Spies on Horrified Moderators. When Does It End?

A Facebook partner is spying on its own traumtized content moderators, giving us even more reasons to distrust Mark Zuckerberg’s company. | Source: AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski Facebook released a video last year apologizing for its data misuse that likely swayed the 2016 election. It ends by saying “if this place does what it …

Facebook, Libra & the Thrilling Rise of the Branded Cryptocurrency

The rise of Facebook’s Libra project ushers in a new era for fintech and heralds the rise of the “branded cryptocurrency.” | Source: Shutterstock It was hard not to feel compassion for Libra chief David Marcus, watching him deal with angry questioning in Congress two weeks ago. The level of distrust in Facebook has reached …

Walmart Just Might Reshape Crypto Forever

Facebook & Libra are old news. Walmart’s surprise crypto patent could reshape the industry forever if it ever actually launches. | Source: Shutterstock. Image Edited by CCN. Like as not, you’ve heard the news: Walmart has laid the groundwork to create its own “cryptocurrency.” The move to patent a blockchain-based stablecoin variant generates speculation. Is …

You’ll Never Guess Reddit’s Favorite Cryptocurrency

A new study of crypto industry sentiment reveals rabid optimism – and a surprising choice for Reddit’s favorite cryptocurrency. | Source: Shutterstock Consumer researchers have concluded that general support for cryptocurrency is incredibly high. Comparitech, a firm devoted to research and consumer-centric issues, crunched the data on over 48,000 Reddit posts culled from cryptocurrency subreddits …

Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Doubles Down on Potentially Deadly Libra

Libra is under attack from a big name in the tech world, again. Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and recurring Shark Tank guest, has already called Facebook’s new digital currency “dangerous” and “a big mistake.” Now he’s doubling down on that prediction, suggesting that it could be even worse than he …

Jeremy Allaire’s Circle the Latest to Distance Itself from Facebook’s Libra

Jeremy Allaire’s Circle issued a U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin before stablecoins were cool. Now that Facebook has joined the fray with its Libra coin, which is designed to be backed by a basket of fiat currencies (and maybe other financial instruments), the spotlight on stablecoins has grown brighter. But Allaire, who is testifying in front of …

Fake Libra Peddlers LOL-Swarm Facebook for Discount Crypto Scam

Numerous fake accounts, groups, and pages operated by fraudsters have swamped Facebook and Instagram to mispresent themselves as the official hubs for the social media giant’s upcoming Libra crypto, the Washington Post reported today. Fake Libra accounts with hundreds of followers Despite Libra’s expected launch in 2020, a part of the scammers are already selling …

Mnuchin Warns Bitcoin Users of ‘Very, Very Strong’ Regulations

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin again turned his attention to bitcoin this week, warning that the Trump administration would pursue “very, very strong” enforcement of existing financial regulations to stop bad actors from using the cryptocurrency to bankroll criminal activities. Treasury secretary: crypto could become a financial system risk Mnuchin elaborated on the White House’s …

US Might Have Already Lost Crypto Innovation Race

As U.S. lawmakers wrestle with what to do with Facebook’s Libra, they are being forced to confront another digital currency that they’ve been trying to avoid like the plague – bitcoin. Unfortunately, the longer lawmakers wait, the more left behind the U.S. becomes as crypto innovation goes elsewhere. Even Facebook chose Switzerland for its Libra …