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Tension Rising at Facebook Libra

The regulatory pushback on Facebook’s digital currency project Libra appears to be putting the frighteners on some of its commercial partners, with several companies currently considering their positions, according to the FT. The news comes after reports emerged that competition watchdogs at the European Commission have begun probing potential anti-trust issues relating to Facebook’s plans, […]

Stable-coins are not the future of Crypto

The future of stablecoins isn’t really about stablecoins, but cryptocurrency as a whole. The ebb and flow of the cryptocurrency market continues to be volatile and far from predictable. The good news is that there is a solution that could disrupt and “stabilise” the cryptocurrency market. This solution is already in use. We are talking about stablecoins. Stable-coins […]

Ethereum could become the first public blockchain on Hyperledger

Ethereum could become the first public blockchain on Hyperledger – if the open-source consortium’s technical steering committee approves a proposal to adopt the ConsenSys-backed Pantheon project. Pantheon is a suite of ethereum-based services built by PegaSys, a 50-strong engineering team at ConsenSys. The Pantheon ethereum client, built on Java, is used to develop enterprise applications with […]

Ripple Partnership Provides New Payment Rail for UK Remittance Firm

Distributed ledger startup Ripple has added a new client to its global settlements platform, RippleNet. UK-based remittance firm, Xendpay, announced a partnership with Ripple that allows the firm to enter new markets like the Philippines, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand. According to a statement published August 21, RippleNet supports currencies that were previously inaccessible to the remittance firm. […]

Facebook’s Libra faces anti-trust review by EU watchdogs

Competition watchdogs at the European Commission have begun probing potential anti-trust issues relating to Facebook’s digital currency project Libra. The European Commission is “currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior” related to the Libra Association amid concerns the proposed payment system would unfairly shut out rivals, the EU authority said in a questionnaire seen by Bloomberg and […]

Erik Finman, the teenage bitcoin millionaire

A cryptocurrency entrepreneur who became a bitcoin millionaire when he was still a teenager has launched a new venture that he claims will “kill” Facebook‘s Libra. Erik Finman, 20, says peer-to-peer platform Metal Pay will be the first “all-in-one” cryptocurrency payments app and will change the way people send and receive money. Erik Finman, the teenage bitcoin millionaire. “We’re going to […]