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Team Behind Meta’s Diem Announces New Blockchain Project Called Aptos

The brains behind Meta’s former Diem project have unveiled plans to launch the blockchain network as a separate protocol with support for other web3 solutions. Also, the announcement includes a name change to Aptos. Former Diem Developers to Relaunch Protocol Some members of the now-defunct Diem blockchain project have teamed up and announced plans to proceed with the network’s development and deployment. The news was shared via a medium blog post published on Thursday...

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Diem’s Downfall: From an Ambitious Single Global Digital Currency Idea to a Painful End

Throughout its relatively brief history, Facebook’s digital asset project Diem (known initially as Libra) managed to capture the attention of the cryptocurrency community and, perhaps more importantly, global regulators. Over the years, it changed its concept, mission, and core idea several times, while watchdogs claimed it works against financial sovereignty and monetary stability. Additionally, there were worries concerning the lack of privacy, given Facebook’s history....

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Jack Dorsey: Meta Should Have Focused on Bitcoin, Not Diem

Meta (formerly Facebook) started the development of its own stablecoin Libra in 2019. Facing public backlash, it tried rebranding it to Libra. Now, Zuckerberg’s company finally gave up, selling Diem’s intellectual property to an investment bank. The former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, shared his views on the failed project with Michael Saylor, the man in charge of MicroStrategy. Meta’s mistake was working on a currency it owned – instead of using an open protocol like Bitcoin,...

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After Purchasing Diem, Silvergate Capital Plans to Launch its Stablecoin

Speaking at a CNBC program, Silvergate Capital CEO Alan Lane noted on Monday that the organization will launch a stablecoin later this year. Silvergate Stablecoin Silvergate CEO Alan Lane’s revelation that his company is planning to launch a stablecoin through its banking subsidiary Silvergate Bank came during his interview on CNBC’s “Mad Money” program hosted by Jim Cramer. Earlier in the day, the banking organization confirmed that it’s acquiring Diem Association’s IP,...

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Meta’s Cryptocurrency Project Diem Could Go for Sale (Report)

The Diem Association – a cryptocurrency initiative backed by Meta – is reportedly considering the sale of its assets to return capital to its investors. The project is also in discussions with investment bankers about how best to sell its intellectual property and help the developers find new places to work. Diem Might Sell Its Assets During its relatively short time of existence, Diem has sparked some controversy. Established in 2019 under the name Libra, it aimed at...

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Meta Pilots Crypto Payments to Limited Users in US Via WhatsApp

Meta Platform’s (formerly Facebook) endeavors in the digital asset space may have been mired in controversy from the very start, but that has not deterred its efforts to explore new ways for users to utilize its cryptocurrency wallet, Novi. WhatsApp, the social media giant’s messenger subsidiary, has launched pilot crypto payments in the US with the help of Novi. The move comes a little over a week after top executive David Marcus announced that he would be leaving Novi at...

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Diem Has Secured Licenses in Nearly All States, says Board Member

David Marcus– board member of the Diem Association and head of digital wallet Novi– revealed in a recent blog post that the Diem payment system had been licensed in nearly every state. Diem as a Global Payment System Marcus happened to reveal the news in the middle of a recent Medium post titled Good stablecoins, a protocol for money, and digital wallets: the formula to fix our broken payment system. The post was intended to explain why stablecoins could fix a number of...

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Diem Relocates From Switzerland to the US to Launch an USD-Backed Stablecoin

The Diem Association announced a strategic partnership with the crypto-friendly US bank – Silvergate Bank. Consequently, both parties plan to launch a stablecoin pegged to the American dollar. Additionally, the Association will relocate from Switzerland to the United States. A New Home for Diem The blockchain-based payment system Diem, launched by the social media behemoth Facebook, announced a new model of its impending stablecoin. The project – formerly known as Libra –...

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Facebook’s Newly Renamed Diem Cryptocurrency Threatened With A Lawsuit Over Branding

The giant social media continues to stir controversy even when it’s trying desperately to avoid it. Just a week after Facebook renamed Libra to Diem (meaning “day” in Latin), the company could be facing a lawsuit from a London-based fintech app with the same name.CryptoPotato reported last week that Facebook changed the name of its future cryptocurrency in another attempt to escape from all the regulatory hurdles in its way. However, it seems that the Association behind the project has chosen...

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