Amazon’s Secretive Crypto is Facebook Libra’s Biggest Threat: Report – CCN Markets

Facebook’s much-publicized and criticized crypto ‘Libra’ will see competition by one of the world’s biggest tech companies, Amazon, a report has claimed. | Source: Shutterstock; edited by CCN. Since Facebook announced the Libra cryptocurrency, a couple of other similar projects have been unveiled with all of them being dubbed potential ‘Libra-killers’. They include Venus, an …

Why FB Stock Is Poised for a 25% Rally

Facebook stock suffered a devastating investor exodus last year, but FB shares held the line and are now poised for a 25% surge. | Source: REUTERS / Dado Ruvic By CCN Markets: Facebook (FB) stock suffered a devastating 2018 amidst controversies that led to a mass investor exodus. In one particularly painful trading session, Facebook …

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 …

Facebook’s Libra Could Add Japanese Financial Giant Monex to Crypto Kumbaya

Monex, the Japanese online brokerage that owns the crypto exchange Coincheck, has applied to join the Facebook Libra stablecoin project. The Libra Association will make a final decision on Monex’s application by September 30, Reuters Japan reported. The application process involves Monex investing millions of dollars to back Mark Zuckerberg’s vanity project. If approved, Monex …

Economist Bashes Libra, Mocks Facebook Crypto as ‘Fake Money’

In a new article called “Facebook’s Fake Money,” economist Thorsten Polleit bashes Facebook’s foray into cryptocurrency through its Libra token. Facebook Libra Isn’t Sound Money Far from alone in his criticism of Facebook’s fintech ambitions, Polleit bases his doubts on an entirely different set of metrics than do legislators and regulators. Pointing out that consumers …

Central Bank Crypto Could Damage Entire Economies, Warns Bank of Japan

The deputy governor of the Bank of Japan, Masayoshi Amamiya, has warned that the creation of crypto by central banks could have a negative impact on economies, Reuters reports. According to Amamiya, Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) had the potential to take away the credit channels of commercial banks if they managed to replace private …

Facebook Cryptocurrency Chief Says Libra Is Not a Threat to Bitcoin

Published: 20/06/2019 07:39 ET. Journalist: By CCN Markets: Facebook confirmed that its new cryptocurrency Libra isn’t designed to kill or compete with bitcoin. David Marcus, the man leading Facebook’s crypto efforts, said Libra and bitcoin can co-exist with differing use cases and that’s he a big fan of BTC. In a tweet yesterday, he explained …

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

Published: 19/06/2019 07:37 EST. Journalist: By 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 …