2019 May Be the Year of Regulatory Response to Crypto: Ex-CFTC Chairman

2019 will be the year when regulators may start considering some response to cryptocurrencies, says former CFTC chairman. Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Christopher Giancarlo, who had parted ways with the regulator this summer, has stated that he expects 2019 to be the year when regulators may start considering some response to cryptocurrencies. […]

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Visa, EBay, Stripe and Mastercard Abandon Facebook’s Libra Project

Mayor companies, Visa, EBay, Stripe and Mastercard are abandoning Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra amid increased regulatory pressure. Visa, EBay, Stripe and Mastercard have all announced that they are dropping out of Facebook’s Libra Association and its associated stablecoin project. Four companies abandon ship On Oct. 11, Bloomberg reported that Ebay, Stripe and Mastercard had decided […]

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Founder of Alternative to Facebook’s Libra Exaggerates ‘Partnerships’

Founder of the OpenLibra project Lucas Geiger reportedly misrepresentes some of the organizations involved in the project. The founder of the OpenLibra project, Lucas Geiger, reportedly misrepresented some of the organizations involved in the project. OpenLibra founder apologized through Telegram On Oct. 11, Coindesk reported that at least four individuals and organizations denied the fact […]

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Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Regarding Libra Stablecoin

Facebook CEO Marck Zuckerberg will testify before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Oct. 23 regarding Libra. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Oct. 23 regarding the firm’s proposed Libra stablecoin project. On Oct. 9, Congresswoman Maxine Waters officially announced that Zuckerberg will testify […]

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UK’s Central Bank Establishes Provisions for Facebook’s Libra

The United Kingdom’s central bank has singled out provisions for Facebook’s yet-to-be-released Libra stablecoin. The United Kingdom’s central bank has established provisions that Facebook’s yet-to-be-released Libra stablecoin must comply with in order to be issued in the country. The Bank of England presented its latest Financial Policy Summary and Record at a Financial Policy Committee […]

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OpenLibra Plans to Launch Permissionless Fork of Facebook’s Stablecoin

OpenLibra, a permissionless fork of Facebook’s stablecoin Libra, is announced at the Ethereum developer conference Devcon 5. Lucas Geiger, co-founder of blockchain infrastructure startup Wireline, has announced OpenLibra — a permissionless fork of Facebook’s planned stablecoin. Ethereum developer Lane Rettig tweeted on Oct. 8 that OpenLibra was announced by Geiger at the Ethereum developer conference […]

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