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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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#968 DeFi Investmentchance des Jahrzehnts & Durchgesickerter Gesetzesentwurf Kryptoregulierung

Hey Informanten, willkommen zur Bitcoin-Informant Show Nr. 968. Im heutigen Video geht’s um folgende Themen: Ist DeFi die Investmentchance des Jahrzehnts & Durchgesickerter Gesetzesentwurf zur europaweiten Kryptoregulierung 1.) DeFi is a ‚once in a decade investment opportunity‘ — True or false?https://cointelegraph.com/news/defi-is-a-once-in-a-decade-investment-opportunity-true-or-false 2.) Leaked draft shows European Union set to be first major jurisdiction to...

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Libra Association Appoints Its Second Chief Legal Officer In Three Months

The Libra Association, the entity behind Facebook’s future Libra cryptocurrency, has appointed its second general counsel in three months. Previously acting as the general counsel at the Homeland Security Department, Stevan Bunnell has replaced Robert Werner as the new Chief Legal Officer.Libra Appoints A New CLOAccording to the Bloomberg Law report, Robert Werner, hired by Libra to serve as its first-ever general counsel in May, confirmed the news that Bunnell has taken over his job. Werner...

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Report: Bitcoin Is the Cause of Many Bank-Issued Forms of Crypto

Many banks are beginning to issue their own digital currencies. It can be implied that the likes of Libra may have caused these banks to look into establishing such assets, but according to a new report, bitcoin is the real reason many of these institutions have taken the next steps.Bitcoin May Have Given Birth to Many Bank-Issued Digital CurrenciesLibra is a scary currency for most banks in that it’s looking to establish itself as a global currency that virtually every country can gain...

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Most Banks Seem to Be Afraid of Libra

Central banks are now consistently looking to release their own centralized digital currencies. While these assets are nothing like bitcoin – the latter gives financial independence to its users, while the former currencies are controlled by individual firms – it’s likely that these coins will all get in the way of each other, and that the likes of both bitcoin and Facebook’s Libra will be competing head to head with many of these bank-issued currencies.Libra Is Scary to Most BanksOne of the...

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