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Will Facebook Exit the Libra Association?

It’s never a good sign when a company is forced to leave something it’s created behind, but in the case of Facebook and Libra, the danger is all too real.Libra Is Heading for the “No Fly” ZoneFollowing his recent testimony before Congress regarding the new financial platform, Mark Zuckerberg announced that if Libra moves forward without congressional approval, Facebook would be forced to leave the Libra Association.This is not a good sign. First off, Facebook is the initial creator of the...

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Bitcoin Adds Further Gains; Surges to $9,700

It’s happened again, folks. Another major jump for bitcoin is in the books, and this time, the currency is just shy of trading at the $10,000 mark.Bitcoin Explodes in Price AgainIt seems bitcoin has had an extraordinary week when one really considers the circumstances of its present price journey. The currency has managed to regain all its losses from September and October in just a matter of days. It fell from $9,500 in late September when Bakkt – the institutional crypto trading platform...

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Full Speed Ahead! Bitcoin Shoots Past $9,000 for First Time in a Month

Wow. For a currency that remains horribly vulnerable to price swings and volatility, bitcoin has really managed to fix itself up over the past two days. The currency is trading beyond the $9,000 mark – a massive improvement considering just three days ago it was stuck in the mid-$7,000 range.Bitcoin Is Defying All ExpectationsBitcoin has experienced a hard period over the past 30 days. Things started off bad in late September when Bakkt – the institutional crypto trading platform owned by the...

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Jack Dorsey: Twitter Will Never Join Forces with Libra

A lot of people don’t like Libra. We’ve already established that, but now Jack Dorsey – the CEO of both Square and Twitter and arguably as big a social media conglomerate as Mark Zuckerberg – is taking aim at the project, claiming that Libra isn’t even a cryptocurrency.Dorsey: We’ll Never Join with LibraOne social media CEO is attacking the other, and Dorsey – while speaking at a Twitter News Summit in New York City – explained that Libra could be just a “gimmick;” a false and phony project...

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Facebook Launches News Tab in Partnership with News Outlets to Publish Verified Stories

Over the years, Facebook has had more than its fair share of problems that revolve around the privacy and authenticity of the content found on its platform. There have been many cases of reported breaches causing private data of many of its users to fall into the hands of others, without the users’ consent. There have also been stories surrounding the dissemination of a lot of false or harmful information and even advertisements, on Facebook.On Wednesday, during a biting hearing for...

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China’s President Xi Jinping Seeks Blockchain Industry Domination

Although China has introduced an absolute ban on cryptocurrencies in 2017, the country has been making major developments in the blockchain space. Currently, China holds the most number of patents in the blockchain sector, leading its rival U.S. by a considerable margin.In a move to dominate the blockchain industry, Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged the country to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technologies. In the future, the country with higher technological superiority will...

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Zuckerberg: Libra Won’t Continue Without Approval

Well, here’s something we thought we’d never hear from Mark Zuckerberg. He’s willing to comply to the fullest extent, it seems.Is Zuckerberg Ready to Throw in the Towel?Yesterday, the Facebook CEO had the heat laid on his shoulders by members of the U.S. Congress. It appears that many are simply not happy with how Libra has handled itself, and don’t trust Zuckerberg or his team to adhere to the “appropriate” financial goals. This includes blocking attempts at money laundering and other...

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Facebook is Set to Launch News Tab Featuring Premium Content

In what has been seen by many to be a gutsy move Facebook is set to create a separate tab on users’ timelines for news which will be driven by content from major news organizations. Sources indicate that as early as tomorrow the tab will be available on users’ timelines and that the news will come from high authority websites that are owned by major news organizations.This new initiative is just what Mark Zuckerberg previewed during his testimony. “Later in this week we actually have a big...

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Bitcoin Price Lost $500 within Minutes to Settle Below $7,500

Photo: Tim Reckmann / FlickrBitcoin had experienced low volatility consolidation in recent weeks. However, the consolidation phase was ended abruptly with a violent drop of almost 10% on October 23 to fall near a 5-month low. At 12:50 UTC, the flagship cryptocurrency plunged by around $500 in 15 minutes to hit a low of $7,500.Bitcoin price reached the lowest level since June 10 as recorded by Bitstamp. After showing mild signs of an upward trend above $8,000, the leading digital token...

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Tencent Sees Threat to WeChat Pay and Alipay if Facebook Succeeds in Libra Launch

China’s internet and communications giant Tencent has recently raised concerns that if Facebook succeeds in its Libra launch by 2020, local Chinese payment service providers like WeChat pay and Alipay would face major threats in global markets.Tencent recently published a blockchain whitepaper in Chinese, wherein it calls Facebook’s Libra initiative as “bold and radical” as well as “prudent and rational”. The Chinese tech giant explains how Libra can quickly make inroads in markets where the...

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