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Libra Association Claims It Has 180 Candidates to Join the Row of Its Members

After it seemed all the big-ones were leaving Facebook‘s backed cryptocurrency, it seems it still has its faithful believers. On Monday, in Geneva, Switzerland, 21 associations agreed to sign the Libra Association charter at last. The Libra Association named its board of directors as well a decision about people who will sit at the executive chairs.The first chair will be, as expected, Calibra’s CEO David Marcus who named 4 more people as his board fellows. That people are a partner with...

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Mark Zuckerberg Holding Private Dinners with Conservative Influencers

Photo: Alessio Jacona / FlickrIt seems that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to go other way and against everything he once was talking about. Since he is loosing all the biggest supporters at the enormous speed, he has started turning to the white supremacists, leaders and journalists who have been known for supporting, well, white race to be exact.Politico reported Zuckerberg has been organizing dinners with conservative leaders as, for example, is Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham,...

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Government Threats Visa, Mastercard and Others that Choose Libra, Says VanEck Director

On Saturday we reported how, after PayPal Holdings Inc. abandoned Facebook’s association Libra, the other big payment giants followed its example.Mastercard, Visa, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago have also pulled out and it seems this could become pretty large obstacle to the development of this cryptocurrency.Director at VanEck Gabor Gurbacs said the companies that abandoned Libra Association were actually pressured into leaving.As per Gurbacs, there is growing concern for Facebook’s ability...

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OpenLibra – die freie Alternative zu der Blockchain von Facebook

OpenLibra: Konkurrenz für die Facebook-Währung? Vom Mitbegründer des Start-ups Wireline Lucas Geiger kam die Nachricht, dass mit OpenLibra eine offene Alternative zur angekündigten Facebook Blockchain Währung in den Startlöchern steht. Das passierte auf der Konferenz für Ethereum „Devcon 5“. Auf diesen freien Zugang zur Libra-Technik kann man gespannt sein. Plattform frei für...

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After PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Stripe and eBay Abandoned Facebook’s Libra

Recently we reported about how PayPal, one of the founding members of the Libra Association abandoned the whole project. However, it seems it wasn’t the only one. Just for a reminder, there were previously 28 members of the association, but it seems that they couldn’t handle the issues Libra is currently facing, most especially the problems surrounding regulatory support from relevant authorities. Now Mastercard, Visa, eBay, and payments firm Stripe have decided not to participate in...

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Libra’s Future in Question as Mark Zuckerberg is Set to Testify Before the U.S. Congress

Things do not seem to be going as planned for Facebook’s Libra as Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the US Congress later in the month. This was revealed by the Chairwoman of the United States House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters (D) in a press statement yesterday. The Chairwoman indicated that a letter had been sent to the Social media giant in July “requesting an immediate moratorium on the implementation of Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, and digital...

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Deutschland: Finanzminister will E-Euro statt Libra

Stenografen dokumentieren eine Rede der Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel im Deutschen Bundestag. Foto: CC 3.0 by Tobias Koch, Wikipedia Facebooks Digitalwährung Libra ist in aller Munde. Doch es gibt auch eine Menge Gegenwind für die private Kryptowährung. Der deutsche Finanzminister Scholz hat seine Kritik an den Plänen von Libra erneuert und deutlich gemacht, dass eine europäische Libra-Alternative kommen muss. Scholz fordert die...

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Expect Facebook to Ramp up Lobbying Efforts to Get Libra Cryptocurrency Off the Ground

As Facebook continues in the effort to launch its Libra cryptocurrency, the social media giant is likely to rely more heavily on paid lobbyists and the persuasion powers of its senior executives. Mark Zuckerberg prefers closed-door approach In a leaked audiotape of a Facebook town hall released by The Verge, the co-founder and CEO of the tech colossus Mark Zuckerberg took a swipe at public hearings on Libra and instead seemed to favor one-on-one engagements with decision-makers. While...

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Facebook Hints at Suing the U.S. Government in Zuckerberg Audio Leak

Facebook has been having a tough battle dealing with regulators and government agencies since the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency. In the recently leaked audio recordings obtained by The Verge, Mark Zuckerberg threatens to take the U.S. government to the courts if the Democratic Party presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren comes to power and tries to break big companies like Facebook into smaller entities.Note that breaking Big Tech is one of the major promises of Elizabeth Warren’s...

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Despite All the Hype, Libra May Be Delayed After All

If you think bitcoin is having a hard time this week, talk to Mark Zuckerberg about Libra and you’ll probably think bitcoin isn’t doing so bad. Libra Encounters More DelaysAt press time, bitcoin is trading for just under $7,900, meaning it’s crashed even harder over the past 24 hours. Marcus Swanepoel, the chief trader of bitcoin and its crypto cousins at Luno, says that this behavior is pretty much affecting every major cryptocurrency on the market, and that the trends are not specifically...

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