Libra Testnet Reveals Sneak Peek at the Facebook Crypto Future

Libra Testnet Reveals Sneak Peek at the Facebook Crypto Future

Published: 19/06/2019 12:39 EST. Journalist: CCN Markets: Leave it to Facebook to announce a blockchain project – Libra – and launch a complete blockchain with a new programming language in months. Libra, Not GlobalCoin Previously, we understood that Facebook was launching “GlobalCoin.” Instead, they’re launching Libra. As stablecoins go, people will now have a choice… Continue reading Libra Testnet Reveals Sneak Peek at the Facebook Crypto Future

Amazon is selling two new books supposedly authored by ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

Amazon is selling two new books supposedly authored by ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

Everyone in the world of cryptocurrency knows the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin and author of its eponymous white paper. If you believe everything you see on the internet, it might seem as if Nakamoto is not yet done with their writing exploits. Over the past few weeks, two books allegedly written… Continue reading Amazon is selling two new books supposedly authored by ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

Hackers exploit Mozilla Firefox bug reportedly affecting Coinbase users

Hackers exploit Mozilla Firefox bug reportedly affecting Coinbase users

Mozilla has warned hackers are exploiting a critical “zero-day” exploit in its Firefox browser — and cryptocurrency owners are most at-risk, ZDNet reports. Details of the bug are scarce, but Mozilla has described it as a “type confusion vulnerability” that could occur when interacting with JavaScript objects. “This can allow for an exploitable crash,” reads Mozilla’s latest… Continue reading Hackers exploit Mozilla Firefox bug reportedly affecting Coinbase users

‘Satoshi’s Useful Idiot’ Zuckerberg Will Boost Bitcoin Price Beyond $20,000: Max Keiser

‘Satoshi’s Useful Idiot’ Zuckerberg Will Boost Bitcoin Price Beyond $20,000: Max Keiser

Published: 19/06/2019 11:06 EST. Journalist: CCN Markets: Crypto bull Max Keiser has predicted that Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra will help boost the bitcoin price to new all-time highs. Bitcoin price to go up with increasing hash rate According to Keiser, this is because Libra will increase the awareness and appeal of cryptocurrencies in general. Consequently, this… Continue reading ‘Satoshi’s Useful Idiot’ Zuckerberg Will Boost Bitcoin Price Beyond $20,000: Max Keiser

House chairwoman wants Facebook to pause work on its cryptocurrency

House chairwoman wants Facebook to pause work on its cryptocurrency

The congresswoman also said that Facebook executives should testify about Libra as part of that oversight.We’ve asked Facebook for comment. As part of the announcement, though, it launched a Libra Association whose aim is to oversee the currency outside of Facebook’s control. Calibra, the digital wallet for the new monetary format, is supposed to share… Continue reading House chairwoman wants Facebook to pause work on its cryptocurrency

4 Reasons to be Skeptical About Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

4 Reasons to be Skeptical About Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. You always have… Continue reading 4 Reasons to be Skeptical About Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Big tech moving further into big bank turf with crypto, credit card offerings

Big tech moving further into big bank turf with crypto, credit card offerings

Two developments on Tuesday may reshape the relationship Canada’s big banks have with the big technology companies that continue to creep into the financial-services sector.The first announcement, an Amazon.com Inc.-related credit card issued by Toronto-Dominion Bank’s MBNA division, might inspire some envy among the lender’s peers. TD was even highlighted in a press release as… Continue reading Big tech moving further into big bank turf with crypto, credit card offerings

100% Cardano Price Spike Awaits After TestNet Release, Predicts Analyst

100% Cardano Price Spike Awaits After TestNet Release, Predicts Analyst

Published: 19/06/2019 09:36 EST. Journalist: CCN Markets: Cardano is up by over 105 percent year-to-date as it trades at $0.0903 as of this writing. The cryptocurrency is known to some as the “Ethereum Killer”. It may have already made big gains this year but it appears to just be warming up. We are not alone… Continue reading 100% Cardano Price Spike Awaits After TestNet Release, Predicts Analyst

Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Datasets Private

Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Datasets Private

private, personal information. Now, after years of work, cryptographers and data scientists at Google have come up with a technique to enable this “multi-party computation” without exposing information to anyone who didn’t already have it.Today Google will release an open source cryptographic tool known as Private Join and Compute. It facilitates the process of joining… Continue reading Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Datasets Private

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency

The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency

And the Calibra wallet launches in 2020.Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and moreFacebook’s Calibra wallet will use a brand new cryptocurrency, Libra. The cryptocurrency will be governed by the Libra Association — a purpose-built, independent non-profit headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. As of today, the Libra Association has 28 co-founders, including MasterCard,… Continue reading The Morning After: Facebook is launching its own cryptocurrency

‘A Very Expensive Failure’: Blockchain Experts Slam Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

‘A Very Expensive Failure’: Blockchain Experts Slam Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Published: 19/06/2019 08:33 EST. Journalist: CCN Markets: A lot has already been said about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency and its ambition to disrupt the finance world. But what about the blockchain technology that powers it? Blockchain experts have poured over the technical documents and played with the Libra protocol testnet. Suffice to say, they’re not convinced… Continue reading ‘A Very Expensive Failure’: Blockchain Experts Slam Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin deve valorizar para US$ 330 mil neste ciclo, diz analista

Bitcoin deve valorizar para US$ 330 mil neste ciclo, diz analista

SÃO PAULO – O grande assunto desta semana é o lançamento oficial da Libra, a moeda digital do Facebook. Bastante aguardado, o projeto de Mark Zuckerberg promete revolucionar não só as criptomoedas mas também os meios de pagamento como um todo. Para Fausto Botelho, analista técnico com mais de 40 anos de mercado e sócio fundador… Continue reading Bitcoin deve valorizar para US$ 330 mil neste ciclo, diz analista

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts hate, and love, Libra coin

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts hate, and love, Libra coin

Choose your subscription Not sure which package to choose? Try full access for 4 weeks For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT’s trusted, award-winning business news Read more Be informed with the essentialnews and opinion MyFT – track the topics most important to you FT Weekend – full access to the… Continue reading Cryptocurrency enthusiasts hate, and love, Libra coin

Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency

Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency

Facebook unveiled a cryptocurrency called Libra yesterday as well as the Libra Association, a not-for-profit that will oversee all things Libra. While Libra’s white paper draws a lot of inspiration from other cryptocurrencies, the current governance model and blockchain implementation remind me of banks more than bitcoin. Permissioned blockchain The Libra blockchain is designed like… Continue reading Libra currently looks more like a fiat currency than a cryptocurrency

Facebook’s bid to make crypto safe for business

Facebook’s bid to make crypto safe for business

This site uses cookies to enhance your reading experience. By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies.OkayStoriesIllustration: Aïda Amer/AxiosFacebook’s plan for its Libra cryptocurrency illustrates one of Silicon Valley’s most durable principles: Tech revolutions tend to start with a radical idea but don’t spread unless the idea is made safe for business.Why… Continue reading Facebook’s bid to make crypto safe for business

Industry bigwigs explain ‘blockchain’ in as few words as possible

Industry bigwigs explain ‘blockchain’ in as few words as possible

The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is always changing. Every week there seems to be new legislation, new technological developments, or new scandals capturing the headlines. It can be tough trying to keep up with how it’s all developing. At this year’s annual TNW conference, Hard Fork took the opportunity to ask a number of industry… Continue reading Industry bigwigs explain ‘blockchain’ in as few words as possible

Litecoin Price Gains Despite Facebook’s Libra Stealing Altcoins’ Thunder

Litecoin Price Gains Despite Facebook’s Libra Stealing Altcoins’ Thunder

Published: 19/06/2019 07:37 EST. Journalist: CCN Markets: Litecoin (LTC) entered a positive territory on Wednesday while other top cryptocurrencies trended flat as investors became cautious following the introduction of the Facebook token, Libra. The LTC-to-dollar exchange rate established an intraday high of $139.66, up more than 3 percent since the Asian session open. The upside… Continue reading Litecoin Price Gains Despite Facebook’s Libra Stealing Altcoins’ Thunder

Facebook’s Crypto Libra Shouldn’t Become Sovereign Currency, Blasts French Finance Minister

Facebook’s Crypto Libra Shouldn’t Become Sovereign Currency, Blasts French Finance Minister

Published: 19/06/2019 05:05 EST. Journalist: CCN Markets: Facebook’s unveiling of Libra, its cryptocurrency project coming in 2020, has caught the attention of many, including the French Finance Minister. Bruno Le Maire, speaking on French Radio, has said that this new cryptocurrency cannot operate as a sovereign currency. Facebook’s Libra project intends to introduce a digital currency… Continue reading Facebook’s Crypto Libra Shouldn’t Become Sovereign Currency, Blasts French Finance Minister

Flexer charged with trafficking Bitcoin-purchased drugs in Australia

Flexer charged with trafficking Bitcoin-purchased drugs in Australia

A man who frequently flaunted his wealth on social media has been found guilty of importing and trafficking drugs purchased with Bitcoin BTC on the dark web. Brendan Leigh Baker, 27, a former cafe owner in Canberra, was found guilty in the ACT Supreme Court this week. According to a report, his most serious charge was… Continue reading Flexer charged with trafficking Bitcoin-purchased drugs in Australia

US lawmakers are demanding scrutiny — and even a freeze — of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project

US lawmakers are demanding scrutiny — and even a freeze — of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project

Facebook announced plans to create a new cryptocurrency on Tuesday — and the pushback has already begun.In the US, senior Democratic politicians are calling for careful oversight or for the project to be put on hold completely while they investigate.And European politicians are also raising concerns.Libra aims to be a blockchain-powered global currency that will… Continue reading US lawmakers are demanding scrutiny — and even a freeze — of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project