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 …

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 …

US Might Have Already Lost Crypto Innovation Race

As U.S. lawmakers wrestle with what to do with Facebook’s Libra, they are being forced to confront another digital currency that they’ve been trying to avoid like the plague – bitcoin. Unfortunately, the longer lawmakers wait, the more left behind the U.S. becomes as crypto innovation goes elsewhere. Even Facebook chose Switzerland for its Libra …

Bitcoin Still ‘Wildly Bullish’ Despite Sharp Recent Retreat, Experts Say

Despite the recent fall of Bitcoin, experts have not yet abandoned their bullish sentiment. In fact, it seems that current events have only served to reinforce this perception. While it is true that bitcoin experienced a sharp drop, breaking essential supports for swing and day traders, in a long term vision it is possible that …

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 …