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 …

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 …