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 …

Tech Billionaire Mark Cuban Doubles Down on Potentially Deadly Libra

Libra is under attack from a big name in the tech world, again. Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and recurring Shark Tank guest, has already called Facebook’s new digital currency “dangerous” and “a big mistake.” Now he’s doubling down on that prediction, suggesting that it could be even worse than he …

Jeremy Allaire’s Circle the Latest to Distance Itself from Facebook’s Libra

Jeremy Allaire’s Circle issued a U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin before stablecoins were cool. Now that Facebook has joined the fray with its Libra coin, which is designed to be backed by a basket of fiat currencies (and maybe other financial instruments), the spotlight on stablecoins has grown brighter. But Allaire, who is testifying in front of …

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 …

Top GOP Congressman Defies Trump, Says ‘I Like Bitcoin’

One of Donald Trump’s top allies in Congress has diverged from the president on what has suddenly become one of the federal government’s top priorities: bitcoin. Kevin McCarthy Is a Bitcoin Fan House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CNBC that unlike Trump, he is a fan of the flagship cryptocurrency and the security of blockchain …

Facebook’s Libra User Base Could Be ‘Enormous’

The deputy governor of Japan’s central bank predicts a large user base for Libra and warns Facebook to comply with money laundering and risk management regulations. Libra’s ‘enormous’ user base According to Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya, Libra could have a high user base in the future. Facebook has to act responsibly, complying …

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 …