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Rumors On Social Media Suggest Facebook Has Purchased Bitcoin

Did Facebook buy bitcoin? There is a rumor moving about online that the world’s biggest social media platform may have added the biggest digital currency by market cap to its balance sheet. There Is Talk That Facebook Bought BTC While at the time of writing these ideas are unproven, Facebook adding bitcoin to its playbook would be both surprising and unsurprising at the same time. For one thing, many largest institutions have been purchasing the digital currency in...

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David Marcus: We Want Cryptocurrency Diem To Be Part of Major Change in 2021

Despite nearly two years of delays and several regulatory hurdles, Facebook’s Libra – now called Diem – is still looking to carve out a place for itself in the crypto space.Diem Is Still Trying to Move ForwardFacebook first entered the cryptocurrency environment in June of 2019, announcing that it was looking to establish a global payment system and unveil a new digital asset it was calling Libra that could potentially be utilized to purchase goods and services through the social media...

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German Financial Leader Just Doesn’t Trust Libra

Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency project has had a hard time getting off the ground, and considering it’s still getting a lot of raised eyebrows and distrusting looks from international financial leaders, it looks like things are set to remain somewhat difficult for the asset to roll out.Libra May Encounter Opposition in GermanyRecently, Libra was jabbed at by German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who says he’s not entirely comfortable with the authorization of Libra use in Europe. While...

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The Changes Continue: Facebook’s Libra Has Been Rebranded To Diem

Facebook shook the world last year after announcing plans to introduce a “single global digital currency” dubbed Libra. However, the social media giant’s efforts were quickly scalded by global regulators as the project received massive blowback.Facebook didn’t give up on its idea. Instead, the company decided to rebrand its two main products. Firstly, the Calibra wallet became Novi, and today, Reuters reported that the Libra name had been changed to Diem (meaning ‘day’ in Latin.) Stuart...

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Could Libra Be Available Within the Next Two Months?

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency and digital payment system, Libra, could be ready for release early as January of next year.Libra Is Potentially Ready for a RolloutThe news surrounding the release of Libra has been circulating throughout crypto newsrooms for more than a year and a half. Since June of 2019, the currency has been permeating analysts’ minds. They have wondered many questions, a big one being “What would Facebook gain from cryptocurrency?”The project has puzzled many people....

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Facebook’s Libra Could Reportedly Arrive in January 2021 in a Scaled-Down Version

Although Facebook failed to launch Libra in mid-2020 as initially planned, the social media giant could do so in early 2021.Finance Times cited three people working on the project claiming that Libra’s long-awaited launch could come in January 2021 but in a scaled-down version.CryptoPotato reported before that Libra already changed its original idea from being a “single global digital currency” to creating a series of various digital coins. The FT coverage asserted that Libra could see the...

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Facebook Censors Bitcoin-related Content Once Again

Bitcoin is censorship-resistant… The hashtag #Bitcoin is not. Over the past days, Facebook has been busy censoring all posts that include the #Bitcoin hashtag in the description. There are no distinctions: Videos, photographs, and even messages have been censored, blocking the public from accessing any information related to the cryptocurrency. Upon entering the hashtag, users in different parts of the world are confronted with a censorship screen in which Facebook ensures...

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The PayPal Effect: Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya And Libra’s Chief Believe Banks Will Support Bitcoin

PayPal’s decision to enable its users to interact with cryptocurrencies directly on its platform continues to attract popular individuals’ attention. The latest to acknowledge the significance of this move were the Head of Facebook Financial, David Marcus, and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya. Banks Will Follow PayPal, Says Marcus Arguably the most significant piece of news recently came last week when the giant online payment processor PayPal announced it will soon...

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Libra Adds Another Banking Expert to Its List of Executives

Facebook-backed Libra has issued another “major” announcement. It is bringing former HSBC executive Ian Jenkins on board to serve as the new chief financial officer of a division in the company designed to manage the Libra payment system.Libra Brings Ian Jenkins AboardJenkins initially served as a former business finance head and general group manager for HSBC. He also has experience working with other major financial institutions such as Santander and Credit Suisse.The big question following...

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Libra Gets Another Executive, But Does Anyone Care Anymore?

Facebook’s Libra company – the cryptocurrency that will allegedly serve as a global currency everyone can use in the coming future – has appointed James Emmett, the former HSBC European head, to an executive position within its infrastructure.Libra Chooses James Emmett of HSBC FameAccording to reports, Emmett will develop and operate the payment system associated with Libra, which goes by the name of the Calibra wallet. Emmett’s appointment marks the latest in a string of several high-profile...

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