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Facebooks neue Kryptowährung Libra kommt 2020

Facebook Libra: Facebook plant die Einführung einer Weltwährung. Der Start erfolgt im Januar 2020. Die von Facebook geplante digitale Währung Libra hat weltweit kontroverse Reaktionen hervorgerufen. Trotz des Aufruhrs, den Libra in den USA und Europa erzeugt hat, behält Facebook den Launch der Kryptowährung jedoch fest im Blick. Während Frankreich noch schwor, Libra in Europa zu blockieren, wurde von anderer Seite bestätigt, dass Libra in...

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Facebook Releases Full Details of Libra’s Basket of Currencies

Social media giant Facebook has for the first time indicated the full list of the basket of currencies which will support the proposed stablecoin Libra. While is known publicly that the US Dollar accounts for about 50% of the basket of currencies that will back the cryptocurrency, not much was known about the rest.According to the Der Spiegel report , in response to a request from Fabio De Masi who is the finance spokesperson of the Left Party of the German Parliament (the Bundestag), a...

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Libra Still Set for a 2020 Release Despite Regulatory Hurdles

Despite all the regulatory hurdles and all that hate that has come from both domestic and international lawmakers, Libra, Facebook’s controversial new cryptocurrency, is still proceeding with a 2020 launch. Libra Is Still Moving AheadLibra was first announced in June to widespread criticism. As Facebook was just beginning to relieve itself from its previously embarrassing fiasco involving Cambridge Analytica in 2018, the company unveiled new plans for a cryptocurrency that could be used as a...

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IWF: Stablecoins bringen Vorteile für die Verbraucher

Digital Currencies: The Rise of Stablecoins Der Internationale Währungsfonds hat die Stablecoins für sich entdeckt Coins, die beispielsweise an Gold oder den Dollar gebunden sind und deren Wert somit nicht wie eine Achterbahn rauf und runter geht. In seinem Blogeintrag „Digital Currencies: The Rise of Stablecoins“ erkennt der IWF nun die Vorteile der Stablecoins an: Durch...

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Introducing Facebook Portal TV: Video Calling Has Never Been This Awesome

Today, users of Portal from Facebook have more options available to them to connect with their loved ones and friends, no matter how wide the distance between them is. With the following three new additions, Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV, users can expect more when it comes to video-calling.Availability and CostFollowing the addition of the Portal TV, the Portal family is set to be accessible to more countries, aside from the US and Canada, such as France, New Zealand, Australia, Spain,...

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Facebook Kisses up to Banks as Pushback Threatens Libra Crypto

The conspicuous absence of even a single bank as a founding member of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project was never “intentional," according to the co-creator of  Libra, David Marcus. Facebook, he said, would love to have banks involved. No banks in Libra Association? No worries In an interview with Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Marcus revealed that banks were put off by the lack of regulatory clarity. This could change when new members are inducted: "First of all, financial...

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China’s Digital Currency Research Institute Exec Says Facebook’s Libra Can’t Be Stopped

Changchuan Mu within the educational lectures touches a range of cryptocurrency questions starting from the recently announced People’s Bank of China (PBoC) digital currency to the vast expansion of Facebook‘s Libra. Also, he compared Libra to the PBoC digital currency, stating that the Chinese new currency is even better than Libra in several aspects. Mu believes that at this point, Libra already might be unstoppable and that it is “highly unlikely” that someone can stop people from buying...

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Amazon Introduces Cash Payments for Online Purchases in the U.S. via Amazon PayCode

Easily the largest e-commerce platform in the world, Amazon has decided to give its customers a new cash-focused way to pay for their online shopping even as the world moves into cashless transactions. According to an official press release, Amazon PayCode will now be available to residents in the US who will be able to pay for already-made orders on Amazon.com, at one of many physical Western Union branches nationwide.The partnership between Amazon and Western Union kicked off a few months...

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Facebook Was Wooing Regulators Before Controversial Libra Reveal

Facebook sat down with the United Kingdom's finance ministry, the central bank, and other regulatory officials in what was presumably a pre-emptive move to win favor before announcing its own self-titled cryptocurrency, Libra. This new revelation comes from Reuters, which received the details from freedom of information requests and claims that the responses illustrate an intentional effort to garner support for Libra before its unveiling in mid-June. The social media behemoth reportedly sat...

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Facebook Set to Release Smart AR Glasses Alongside Ray-Ban Maker Luxottica

Social media giant, Facebook, has partnered with Luxottica, the parent company of Ray-Ban, to create smart Augmented Reality (AR) glasses.Luxottica previously partnered with Google in 2014 to design, build, and sell the Google Glass wearable device.The project, codenamed ‘Stella,’ is being developed to test the consumer market about a Facebook visual product and set to feature high-end functions. Stella is slated for launch sometime between 2023 and 2025 and will have a camera on the frame of...

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