Facebook Registers Secretive ‘Libra’ Cryptocurrency Firm in Switzerland

According to a Reuters report, Facebook registered a new company, Libra Networks, in Geneva on May 2. This coincides with the slow roll-out of their internal cryptocurrency that will define the company’s first foray into blockchain technology. Facebook Global Holdings is a stockholder in the new company and it will, according to Reuters, “provide financial […]

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Facebook Hires Two of Coinbase’s Former Compliance Managers

Facebook hired two Coinbase veterans to work in compliance this month, and at least one of them is involved with the social media giant’s blockchain effort. Jeff Cartwright left Coinbase in March after nearly five years at the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange in various compliance roles. He joined Facebook as a policy and compliance manager this […]

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‘Facebook Coin’ Users Will Trip on ‘Gateway Drug’ Bitcoin: Venture Capitalist

By CCN.com: The cryptocurrency space is concerned about whether or not the upcoming Facebook Coin will hurt the Bitcoin market. But according to Spencer Bogart, the social media giant’s entry into the crypto space could be the best thing that ever happened to bitcoin. The Blockchain Capital executive told Bloomberg that Facebook was a significant […]

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MIT’s Christian Catalini Said to Be Working on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

Christian Catalini is on leave from MIT and working at Facebook, two people with knowledge of the situation told CoinDesk. The prominent crypto economist is helping the social media giant with its cryptocurrency efforts, the sources said. Facebook is reportedly developing a stablecoin that will let its billions of users send money to each other, and possibly […]

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‘Morally Bankrupt Pathological Liars’ – NZ Privacy Chief Rips Apart Facebook

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Facebook Seeks Counsel to Forge Blockchain Partnerships for New Products

Facebook’s blockchain recruitment drive continues, as the social network looks to hire a lead commercial counsel for its initiatives with the technology. A new job posting at the company’s career page says the position will be responsible for “drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts related our blockchain initiatives, including partnerships needed to launch […]

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Facebook Built an AI That’s a World-Class Expert on Porn

One thing you won’t be able to use Facebook’s new WhatsApp cryptocurrency for is buying or selling revenge porn on the social media platform. Facebook, the company revealed today, just made an AI that’s an expert on porn. It’s like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who famously said his threshold test for pornographic obscenity […]

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12 Markets Crypto Decentralization Can Actually Improve

Kyle Samani is a Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital, a thesis-driven cryptofund that invests in tokens reshaping entire sectors of the global economy. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  Over the last 20 years, a lot of companies have built large online marketplaces to connect buyers and sellers. Amazon, eBay, […]

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