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Facebook’s Calibra is a secret weapon for monetizing its new cryptocurrency

June 30th, 2019 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

  The newly formed subsidiary will build Facebook’s digital wallet Facebook’s announcement this morning of a new cryptocurrency, Libra, and the nonprofit association that will oversee it raises questions about the future of global banking and Facebook’s role in it. But behind Facebook’s ambitions to create a quasi-nation state ruled by mostly corporate interests is […]



Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency in 2020

June 14th, 2019 at 8:13 am » Comments Off

Share of Global Consumers Who Would Switch to a Big Tech Provider for Banking Services, by Segment  Facebook is in the process of finalizing plans to launch its crypto in 2020, reports the BBC. The social media giant will roll out the digital currency in around a dozen countries by the first quarter of next […]



Bitcoin regulation : South Korea is making progress

June 11th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

  On June 8th, the South Korean Advisory Committee met to develop a legal framework for national crypto exchanges. Following the Coinrail Market’s recent hack, the South Korean government is enforcing stricter investor protection guidelines: Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML).



NYSE operator’s crypto project Bakkt brings in $182M

January 7th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency project Bakkt celebrated New Year’s Eve with the announcement of a $182.5 million equity round from a slew of notable institutional investors. ICE, the operator of several global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, established Bakkt to build a trading platform that enables consumers and institutions to buy, sell, […]



4 Blockchain projects solving real-world problems

December 7th, 2018 at 1:38 am » Comments Off

From wealth management to autonomous robots: four prominent startups at the end of 2018 Investors are no longer interested in ICO projects with no real use. According to Icodata, $150 million were raised in October 2018 through token sales compared to $1.5 billion in January of the same year. “The blockchain space is getting to […]



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