Twitter Rubbishes Libra Co-Creator’s Crypto-Fiat Pledge – CCN.com

David Marcus, CEO of Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet service would rather have the Libra Association take the lead, if only to avoid Congressional hearings. | Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik An attempt by the co-creator of Facebook’s cryptocurrency to “debunk” the notion that Libra will not threaten the sovereignty of nations has been greeted with skepticism …

Facebook Still Sweating After Maxine Waters Meets Swiss Libra Regulators – CCN Markets

By CCN Markets: Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra still has more work to do in order to win over the U.S. Congress. According to the chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters, a meeting with the Swiss government officials who will regulate Libra Association over the weekend did not allay her concerns. …

Facebook Contractor Spies on Horrified Moderators. When Does It End?

A Facebook partner is spying on its own traumtized content moderators, giving us even more reasons to distrust Mark Zuckerberg’s company. | Source: AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski Facebook released a video last year apologizing for its data misuse that likely swayed the 2016 election. It ends by saying “if this place does what it …

Crypto-friendly Switzerland Outclasses U.S. as Facebook Libra’s Regulator

Switzerland crypto laws have appealed to blockchain enthusiasts for years. Facebook’s head of blockchain, David Marcus, is no exception. He released a statement announcing that he expects the new coin to be governed by Swiss law. “Because the (Libra) Association is headquartered in Geneva, it will be supervised by the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority …

Instagram to Use AI to Censor Mean Comments

Instagram will soon trial a new AI-powered system for dealing with online bullying and abuse. Currently, the Facebook-owned social media platform uses a conventional human-dependent system for dealing with this issue that relies on users flagging and reporting comments as spam, abuse, or hate speech. On Monday, however, Instagram Head Adam Mosseri reportedly revealed that …

Binance CSO Confirms ‘Preliminary’ Talks to List Facebook’s Crypto ‘Libra’| CCN Markets

Speaking with Finance Magnates, Binance strategy officer Gin Chao said the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange “would probably want to list” Facebook’s Libra coin on its marketplace. Chao said that Binance has been in talks with Facebook about the potential listing. Though he said discussion is, “very much at a preliminary stage.” The revelation is some …

Facebook Exec Takes Fall for Libra Name, Denies Copying Winklevosses

It’s deja vu all over again. Facebook executive David Marcus is taking the blame for Libra, saying it was him, not his boss Mark Zuckerberg, who named the new digital currency. Marcus isn’t apologizing for it, however. On the contrary, he’s insisting that the name Libra had nothing at all to do with Gemini, the …

Big Three Credit Rating Agency Fitch Touts Facebook’s Fiat-Backed Libra

As the wave of interest in Facebook’s stablecoin Libra continues around the world, it appears that Mark Zuckerberg’s foray into digital currencies has a new and powerful ally. Fitch, one of the big three credit rating agencies, gave it a thumbs up in a recent report. Fitch in Love with Facebook’s Fiat-Backed Libra What is …

Facebook’s Libra Pushes France to Form a G7 Crypto Task Force

By CCN Markets: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra seems to have unsettled governments everywhere. The governor of Banque de France, Francois Villeroy de Galhau, is the latest to announce reactionary measures designed to contain the digital currency. Task Force to Develop Crypto Regulations According to Reuters, Villeroy de Galhau has revealed that France is forming a task …

Maxine Waters Looks to Stall Facebook on Libra, Zuck Wins Regardless

Published: 19/06/2019 14:10 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: House Financial Services Committee Chairperson Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) requested that Facebook hold off on developing its crypto, which is named Libra. Facebook Request Cuts Both Ways There are two ways to examine Rep. Waters’ request. First, it’s a good thing for cryptocurrency whether Facebook honors her request …