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Meta Files “Meta Pay” Trademark Applications Hinting at Cryptocurrency Services

Meta Platforms Inc. – the owner of the Meta (formerly Facebook) brand – filed for five trademark applications on Friday under the name of “Meta Pay”. They appear to be dedicated to a new digital payments platform that will integrate various cryptocurrency and blockchain-related products. Examining “Meta Pay” According to the applications filed on May 13th, Meta Pay is described as an “online social investment network.” It will allow users to conduct trades using digital...

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Meta Reportedly Plans to Create an In-App Token For its Metaverse

Meta, the company behind Facebook, is reportedly trying to develop its own token – not a cryptocurrency – to support its ambition of connecting users through the Metaverse. More tokens may be developed to facilitate the realization of the project, the report outlined. The newly explored token is like ROBUX for another metaverse Roblox reported the Financial Times. A metaverse-specific currency, which is in the early planning stages, has been nicknamed “Zuck Bucks” by...

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NFTs are Coming to Instagram, Confirms Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Meta (formerly Facebook; owner of Instagram) revealed today that Instagram will be integrating NFTs into its platform. Speaking at SXSW, the billionaire confirmed that the digital collectibles would come to Instagram “in the near term”. He shared little detail about what role NFTs would play on the platform, but suggested that people could both show off their current NFTs, and even mint new ones. “I’m not ready to kind of announce exactly what that’s...

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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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Aussie Billionaire Files Criminal Case Against Facebook (Meta) for Running Illegal Crypto Ads

Fortescue Metals Group Chairman Andrew Forrest has filed a criminal case against Facebook in Australia for its failure to stop scam ads featuring his image. According to the Australian mining billionaire, this is the first time that Facebook is facing a criminal charge anywhere in the world. “I’m doing this on behalf of innocent Australians who don’t have the resources to take on companies like Facebook,” Forrest said in his lawsuit. Following Forrest’s criminal suit, the...

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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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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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