Libra Association Holds Inaugural Meeting, Forms Board

The Libra Association, the governing body of Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, held its inaugural meeting today in Geneva, Switzerland.  According to a report from Reuters on Oct. 14, the consortium reaffirmed their interest in creating a payments-oriented stablecoin that would be balanced by a basked of various, purportedly stable fiat currencies.  Libra Association sets rules for …

Electrum Bitcoin Wallet to Support Lightning Network in Next Release

The next release of major Bitcoin (BTC) wallet software Electrum will support off-chain scalability solution Lightning Network (LN). The Electrum official Twitter account announced the upcoming LN integration in a tweet sent on Oct. 14. The tweet announced: “The next release of Electrum will support Lightning payments. Our lightning node implementation has been merged into …

Crypto ‘Sextortionists’ Turn to Litecoin to Avoid Detection: Report

Litecoin (LTC) and other alts are becoming increasingly prevalent among crypto “sextortionists” since they allow to avoid detection more easily, a new research says. According to cybersecurity firm Cofense’s new report published on Oct. 8, malicious actors are gradually starting to shift their focus from Bitcoin (BTC) to specifically avoid detection by specialized email filters. …

‘Hurun China Rich List 2019’ Features 12 Crypto Magnates

“Hurun China Rich List 2019” published by Hurun Report, a research, media and investments firm, features 12 local cryptocurrency magnates. The latest list was published on Oct. 10 and includes co-founders of mining giant Bitmain Micree Zhan and Jihan Wu, founder of major crypto exchange Binance Changpeng Zhao and founder of competing OKCoin — Star …

We Are Very Careful About Where We Offer Cryptocurrencies

Kathleen Murphy, personal investing president of American financial services company Fidelity Investments, has said that the firm does not offer cryptocurrencies on retail trading platforms to protect its clients. Murphy voiced this sentiment during an interview with CNBC published on Oct. 11. After the interviewer asked when she expects users to trade cryptocurrency “in a …