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Why does Libra require a new programming language?

While the goal behind Libra is clear, Maurer mentioned that many people are still wondering why Facebook built an entirely new programming language to power the platform. Maurer explained that the idea was to build a language designed to fit with the paradigms used when programming with money. Unlike many other blockchains that can be […]

Libra Minus Facebook: Why Celo Is 2020’s Buzzy Token Project

Celo is the new black.  Investors from Silicon Valley to Switzerland are whispering about it. The team behind that project, cLabs, is combining the ethereum and Libra models with a $30 million war chest from the likes of Polychain Capital and Andreesen Horowitz (a16z). And with their stablecoins and reserve baskets, the shared backing of […]

Would Libra’s Payments Be Safe? Fed Member Comments On Digital Currency’s Future

In a speech, Wednesday by Lael Brainard, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the future of digital payments in the U.S. were broadly sketched. But her comments provided more risks and concerns than a path forward.    That afternoon, Ms. Brainard addressed the audience […]

China Urged to Regulate Cryptocurrency Over Growing Libra Concerns

The powers that be in China seldom listen to advice from any outsiders. One former central banker, however, thinks that global cooperation is needed, especially in response to Facebook’s Libra. China has fast-tracked the development of its central bank digital currency (CBDC), primarily over fears that Facebook could dominate if it gets there first. The […]

How cryptocurrencies can replace other pay options

SAN FRANCISCO – Cryptocurrencies live in a volatile, roller-coaster world, which Facebook is seeking to change with its new Libra digital money.The new digital currency will be overseen by a nonprofit association and backed with real assets to serve as a reliable, stable form of globally accepted money that lives essentially on smartphones. How do […]

Abandon sinking US dollar ship? Top UK bankster pushes for new ‘synthetic hegemonic currency’

Bank of England head Mark Carney has urged his fellow central bankers to embrace tech like Facebook’s Libra to build a multipolar system, warning against “swapping one currency hegemon for another” – unless it’s their hegemon. Acknowledging that the US dollar’s days as the world reserve currency are numbered, he gushed that “technology has the […]

What is the Cryptocurrency Act 2020?

One of the main pieces of legislation I discussed was the Cryptocurrency Act 2020, a new bill being proposed in the United States. The goal of the new legislation is to provide additional clarification on digital asset regulations. The bill has some wide-ranging regulations that, if voted into law, could reshape the crypto landscape moving […]

Vodafone Becomes Latest Big Name Backer to Quit Libra

British telecom giant Vodafone is the latest firm to pull out of the Libra Association, the non-profit body overseeing the Facebook-led digital coin, bringing the total number of early backers to withdraw from the project to eight. Vodafone Walks Away Both Vodafone and Libra confirmed the news last week with the departure appearing to be […]

China’s digital currency could threaten dollar’s dominance

Since bitcoin was launched in 2008, the first crypto asset with its own unit of account based on blockchain technology, more than 3,000 crypto assets with a diverse range of features have entered the digital currency market. Yet regulatory authorities around the world have thus far largely indicated they are not threatened by crypto asset […]

Digital yuan nears launch as China sweats over Libra

Sovereign virtual coin lets Beijing bolster oversight and boost currency abroad. China appears on track to launch a sovereign digital currency next year, becoming the first major country to do so, as Beijing aims to track money flows more closely and combat planned cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra. With work completed on conducting research and setting standards […]

PBOC Official: Crypto Yuan Will Be Unbacked & Have No Reserves (No Gold Backed Crypto Yuan)

“China’s cryptocurrency will not need a currency basket to maintain a stable value…” The head of the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) digital currency research subsidiary, Changchun Mu, said China’s cryptocurrency will not need a currency basket to maintain a stable value. Speaking to reporters at The China Finance Association Academic Annual Meeting and China […]

Libra Vs Bitcoin

As and when the news of Libra coin evolved, there have been some crypto enthusiasts discussing the differences between both of them. Let us check them out: #1 The first and foremost thing that differentiates the two of them is that Libra is a Proof of Stake (PoS) coin while Bitcoin works on Proof of […]

OpenLibra is an open alternative to Facebook’s Libra

While Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency Libra struggles to keep partners on board and regulators happy, an alternative called OpenLibra is here to address some of Libra’s potential shortcomings.  Announced at Ethereum Foundation’s Devcon 5 conference in Osaka, Japan, OpenLibra is described as an “open platform for financial inclusion,” with a telling tagline: “Not run by Facebook.” […]

Why China Is Banning Crypto but Is Bullish on Blockchain

Babel Finance is one of China’s largest financial service providers.  The firm works with crypto mining companies to fund the volatile industry and products including crypto-backed loans, deposit services, margin trading and derivatives. Since July 2018, Babel has issued $400 million in crypto-backed loans with a balance of more than $300 million outstanding. Before pivoting […]

China’s sovereign digital currency – still no launch date

People’s Bank of China says research and development work will continue in 2020. Beijing is keen to create a digital currency to offset perceived risks posed by bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra China’s central bank said on Sunday it will continue with its research and development into the creation of a sovereign digital currency in 2020, […]

Unlike Libra, Digital Yuan Will Not Need Currency Reserves to Support Value: PBOC Official

The head of the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) digital currency research subsidiary, Changchun Mu, said China’s cryptocurrency will not need a currency basket to maintain a stable value. Speaking to reporters at The China Finance Association Academic Annual Meeting and China Finance Forum Annual Meeting in Beijing Saturday, Mu said the digital yuan would […]

Why Facebook needs Libra

In the technology sector, there’s a concept called “platform risk,” the danger that another company, or a newer, trendier technological innovation, could kneecap your business by wooing or coercing your users away. If you want to understand what Zuckerberg might see in Libra, consider Facebook’s $2 billion 2014 acquisition of Oculus, says Hunter Horsley, a former Facebook […]

Germany, Italy & France set to block Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra in Europe – report

Paris, Rome, and Berlin are getting ready to block Facebook’s new digital currency Libra in Europe, a French minister said, as cited by AFP. Last month, France’s Finance Ministry said that the technology developed by the social media giant causes serious concerns and therefore its operation cannot be authorized for use on European soil. French […]

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