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‘I Don’t Trust Facebook With Anything:’ The World Reacts to Facebook’s Libra

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:30
The world reacted to Facebook's Libra launch with fear, uncertainty, and jokes. Here are a few choice quotes.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Will Face ‘Regulatory Hurricane,’ Canaccord Analysts Say

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:10
Facebook's Libra coin will face a regulatory "hurricane," warn otherwise-bullish analysts at investment bank Canaccord.

Block.one Paid $30 Million For a Domain Name

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:00
Blockchain solution provider Block.One paid $30 million for Voice.com.

‘Hard Core Fund’ Collects 50 BTC to Support Bitcoin Developers

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:07
This bitcoin evangelist is bridging the gap between the Asian mining industry and global open source developers.

Internet Security Provider Cloudflare Announces an Ethereum Gateway

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 09:00
The gateway is part of Cloudflare's ongoing effort to bring more users to the decentralized Internet and "break down the barriers created by a select group of powerful companies."

Bitcoin’s Price Snaps Longest Daily Win Streak Since 2018

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 07:00
Bitcoin's price fell on Tuesday, snapping the longest daily winning streak since July 2018. The long-term outlook, however, remains bullish.

Decentralized Video Platform Built on Ethereum Raises $8 Million

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:00
The Livepeer infrastructure functions as a “token coordinating network,” incentivizing those with computing power to join and match the needs of those looking to stream.

‘Phase Zero’ of a New Ethereum Blockchain Could Go Live Next January

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:10
Ethereum may begin transitioning to its next-generation, proof-of-stake blockchain model at the beginning of next year – pending more tests, that is.

Facebook’s Libra Could Meet ‘Highest Standards’ in Regulation: BoE Governor

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 03:30
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could be subject to the "highest standards" in global regulations, said Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

Japanese Manufacturers Enter Blockchain-Backed Data Sharing Arrangement

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 03:00
Overseen by the Industrial Value Chain Initiative, the blockchain project will connect 100 Japanese manufacturers to share information.

$200,000 in Bitcoin Seized in Dark Net Drug Probe

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 02:00
In total, authorities seized 20 kilograms of MDMA, over seven kilograms of Ketamine, over 10,000 Xanax pills, and more than $100,000 in cash.

Watch Facebook’s Libra Videos: An Inside Look At the Calibra Wallet

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:00
Facebook provider primers for folks not quite up on their blockchain tech. Here are a few of the best.

Halt Libra? US Lawmakers Call for Hearings on Facebook’s Crypto

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 17:47
House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt development of its Libra crypto until hearings can be held.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Is a Nail in the Coffin for ‘Blockchain Not Bitcoin’

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:40
Edan Yago is the founder of CementDAO, an effort to bring together stablecoins into a unified ecosystem. The views expressed here are his own. With the announcement of Libra, cryptocurrency has entered the big leagues. Facebook’s entry into this market means every single company now has to take cryptocurrency seriously. Companies around the world are […]

CFTC Lawsuit Alleges $147 Million in Bitcoin Defrauded From Trading Scheme Investors

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:45
22,858.822 bitcoin were misappropriated under Control-Finance's Ponzi-like scheme.

New Research Targets a Big Worry for Some Blockchains: Double-Spent Transactions

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:30
A recent research paper outlines a possible way to detect and punish double-spending on a blockchain network.

A New Bitcoin Exchange Point On the Colombian-Venezuelan Border Will Help Refugees

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:00
Refugees can use a new POS to purchase goods, food, and services when they leave Venezuela.

Facebook Has Yet to Answer US Lawmakers’ Questions About Libra Crypto

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00
Facebook is still working on its responses to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee's questions about the Libra coin.

Facebook’s New Crypto Faces Scrutiny From European Authorities

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:15
“It is out of question’’ that Facebook's Libra be allowed to “become a sovereign currency,” says France's finance minister.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Wants to Take on Banks, Not Bitcoin

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:30
If bitcoin doesn't need to worry about competition from Facebook. Who does? You've guessed it, the banks.