Monday, June 24, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency: Bad for Privacy, Bad for Competition

Allowing Facebook to mint its own coin would turn it into the greatest monopoly in history, argues Signature Bank's chairman.

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CryptoCurrency News: Scammers Target Libra Fans With Fake Sites, Zuckbucks

Buyer beware: the difference between ì and i can mean the loss of a few thousand dollars if you're not careful.

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CryptoCurrency News: Pot Startup Uses the Blockchain to Smoke Out Weed Strains

TheraCann and StrainSecure have teamed up to turn pot DNA into intellectual property.

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CryptoCurrency News: Second US Congressional Hearing Is Scheduled on Facebook’s Libra Crypto

The U.S. House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing on Facebook's libra cryptocurrency for July 17, one day after the Senate holds its hearing.

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CryptoCurrency News: Two Israeli Brothers Arrested for Phishing Fraud, Bitfinex Hack

The brothers two allegedly embezzled over $100 million over a multi-year scam.

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CryptoCurrency News: Mozilla Closes Holes That Led To Coinbase Hacks

Hackers used to simple Mozilla vulnerabilities to spear-phish Coinbase employees.

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CryptoCurrency News: Malta To Register All Rent Contracts on Blockchain

Prime Minister Muscat announced the proposed initiative during a Radio One interview.

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CryptoCurrency News: Russia May Allow Crypto Trading in Upcoming Legislation: Official

As Russia's cryptocurrency bill inches towards being finalized, a government official has suggested that trading might be allowed.

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CryptoCurrency News: SWIFT Gives Blockchain Platforms Access to ‘Instant’ GPI Payments Following R3 Trial

Interbank messaging giant SWIFT will soon allow DLT-based trade platforms to make use of its GPI platform for traceable, near-instant payments.

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CryptoCurrency News: TechCrunch Founder Sells $1.6 Million House on Blockchain Real Estate Platform

Michael Arrington has also dived into blockchain capital investments with his $100m firm, Arrington XRP Capital.

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CryptoCurrency News: Facebook Seeking Crypto Wallet Data Engineer, Regulatory Policy Expert

Facebook is seeking a data professional to work on its crypto wallet Calibra, as well as a policy specialist to help with regulatory hurdles.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin on Track for Best Second Quarter Price Gain on Record

Bitcoin appears to be powering to the best second quarter price gain on record and the best quarterly performance overall since late 2017.

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CryptoCurrency News: BIS Wants ‘Level Playing Field’ for Banks Amid Threat From Firms Like Facebook

The Bank for International Settlements has expressed concerns over the expected disruption as big tech firms like Facebook enter the financial space.

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CryptoCurrency News: This Ethereum Lottery Perfectly Explains How Facebook’s Big Corporate Backers Will Profit from Crypto

This is a post about a lossless DAI lottery called PoolTogether. But it's really about how Facebook's Libra project will make money for its big backers.

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