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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra May Not Be Launched in India

Photo: Pixabay Libra, the awaited cryptocurrency by Facebook, may likely be abandoned in India. This can deprive the social media giant of one of its largest markets. The news came out with the recent report by The Economic Times, India’s biggest business daily. The report cites two people aware of […]

Report: Facebook’s Calibra Digital Wallet Will Not Be Available in Its Largest Markets

Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet will not be available in some of the social network’s largest markets, including India, according to a TechCrunch report on June 19. A spokesperson told the website: “The libra blockchain will be global, but it will be up to custo dial wallet providers to determine where they will and will […]

BNP Paribas Venture Arm Among Investors to Inject $16.5M in Fintech Firm Token

Fintech firm Token has received a $16.5 million injection from investors including the venture arm of banking giant BNP Paribas, a news release announced on June 18. The self-described open banking platform says it will use the capital to further develop its TokenOSTM operating system — and “accelerate new ways of innovating payments […]

Max’s Corner 6: Breakthroughs in Cryptography

Photo: Shutterstock For this week’s edition of Max’s Corner, I’d like to take a look at a few different developments that I think deserve our attention. The first is the Google Core Update and the effect it had on online media – in particular, crypto media. The second is the […]

Max’s Corner: Slouching Towards Silicon Valley

Photo: Shutterstock For this week’s edition of Max’s Corner, I’d like to take a look at a few different developments that I think deserve our attention. The first is the Google Core Update and the effect it had on online media – in particular, crypto media. The second is the […]

Internet Authority: History of Centralized Companies Being Hostile Toward Crypto

On June 10, one of the top cryptocurrency media sites, CCN, initially announced that it would shut down, citing a June 3 Google Core Update for stifling its traffic. Writing on the website, the director and founder of CCN Markets and Hawkfish AS, Jonas Borchgrevink, blamed the update for an […]

Facebook (FB) Stock Upsurges to All-Year High Prior to Globalcoin Cryptocurrency Launch

Photo: Shutterstock Since Facebook announced the launching of its crypto-related venture, the social media powerhouse has enjoyed recognition like never seen in the past year. Mark Mahaney and Zachary Schwartzman of RBC Capital Markets in an interview by CNBC, stated: “We believe this may prove to be one of the […]

Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships

Facebook’s GlobalCoin project, also known as Project Libra, may face significant hurdles as the social media giant works toward a prospective launch. Despite reports that Facebook is gearing up to reveal its new cryptocurrency as early as next week, a source with knowledge of Facebook’s operations said the project’s software […]

Two Blockchain Startups Join Hands for Amazon Purchases with Ethereum

Photo: The Amazon blog In view of the recent partnership agreement between the crypto payment processing firm – CLIC Technology and its blockchain infrastructure & Business-to-Business (B-2-B) pair – Opporty, it was recently announced that both projects are working on a blockchain dApps ‘browser extension’. This will allow Amazon customers […]

Facebook Cryptocurrency Attracts Big Investors Including PayPal and MasterCard

GlobalCoin, the new cryptocurrency of Facebook, will be backed by more than a dozen companies including PayPal, Mastercard, Stripe, and Uber. According to a report made by The Wall Street Journal, the social media giant will have more than a dozen investors in its GlobalCoin cryptocurrency, a stablecoin which has […]