Libra Project: Facebook Stablecoin Aims to Conquer Online Payments Market, Reports Suggest

More on Facebook’s potential expansion into crypto. Facebook’s potential expansion into crypto has been widely discussed in the past few months. Although the social media giant has not confirmed anything beyond having a blockchain department, new details about its digital token project continue to surface. Most recently, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Facebook […]

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Cybercriminals Sneak in Crypto Mining Malware via Confluence Software Exploit

Cybercriminals are exploiting a known vulnerability in the software Confluence to mine XMR. Cybercriminals are now reportedly exploiting known vulnerability CVE-2019-3396 in the software Confluence, a workspace productivity tool made by Atlassian, according to a report by security intelligence firm Trend Micro Inc. on May 7. The exploit that has been developed allows cybercriminals to […]

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Major UK Energy Company Acquires Stake in Blockchain Firm Electron

U.K. energy supplier OVO has announced a strategic investment in blockchain energy technology company Electron. Major United Kingdom energy company OVO has invested in blockchain firm Electron through its recently launched technology division, Kaluza. The development was announced in an OVO blog post published on March 12. Kaluza —  an intelligent grid technology company that […]

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Thai Petroleum Company Tests Blockchain Energy Trading Platform

Petroleum refiner Bangchak Corporation Public Co. Limited is testing a blockchain-based microgrid at one of its stations in Bangkok. Thai petroleum refining firm Bangchak Corporation Public Co. Limited (BCP) is testing a blockchain-based energy trading platform and commercial microgrid, distributed energy news site Microgrid Knowledge reports on March 7. BCP is testing the new platform […]

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E-Commerce on Demand: Crypto-Based Site With 50,000 Products Offers Delivery in Two Hours

sponsored A decentralized marketplace offering e-commerce on demand has launched with 50,000 items, enabling shoppers to have products delivered in less than two hours. A decentralized platform offering “e-commerce on demand” is launching, and says it has the ambition of enabling shoppers to have online orders delivered in less than two hours — with food […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 25–March 3: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Facebook is getting serious about crypto, Samsung’s new smartphone will support more cryptos, and more in this Hodler’s Digest. Top Stories This Week Nasdaq Begins Listing Brave New Coin’s Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Indexes Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange, began its live listing of two crypto price indexes from United States blockchain and crypto […]

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New York Times: Facebook Reportedly Shopping ‘Facebook Coin’ to Crypto Exchanges

According to the Times, five sources that claim to have been briefed with the project have confirmed Facebook’s progress on its crypto. Facebook is “hoping to succeed where Bitcoin failed” with its highly secretive cryptocurrency project, a New York Times (NYT) article published today, Feb. 28, argues. Citing multiple anonymous sources who spoke on the […]

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