WATCH: Lukka CEO Believes in a Future Full of Corporate Tokens

Jake Benson is a long-time industry entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of Lukka, a comprehensive tool for calculating capital gains taxes for cryptocurrency. In this clip he and CoinDesk Editor Pete Rizzo talk about a future where corporate tokens aren’t a “surprise.” “It’s not a surprise to me that inevitably corporations they’re going after […]

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Facebook’s Libra Triggers US & UK Alarms; Will Bitcoin Take a Beating?

On CNBC’s Squawk Box, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and a senior official within the government of the U.K., said that Libra, a crypto asset developed by a consortium of companies including Facebook, poses a risk to the global financial system. Hammond’s caution towards Libra comes after U.S. President Donald Trump and France’s […]

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US President Donald Trump Says He’s ‘Not a Fan’ of Bitcoin

Donald J. Trump tweeted Thursday that he is “not a fan” of cryptocurrencies, saying they were “not money” and referencing their price volatility relative to the dollar in his first public comments on crypto since becoming president of the United States. Trump also criticized Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project in subsequent tweets, saying it “will have little […]

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Facebook’s Libra Lacks Foundational Components for Crypto Key Security

Steven Sprague is one of the principal industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Steven served as president and CEO of Wave Systems Corp. for 14 years before transitioning to the board of directors. Recently, Facebook launched Libra with the stated goal of “transforming the global economy.” It’s a lofty aim. However, after […]

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Libra Isn’t a Cryptocurrency. It’s a Glimpse of a New Asset Class

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for institutional investors interested in cryptoassets, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up […]

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Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There is never a dull moment in the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. The two earth-shattering […]

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Facebook’s Libra Crypto Code Draws Critiques and Clones

The early-access code for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency hit GitHub two weeks ago — and in that time, critics and would-be trollers have taken aim at the project. Spun-up by the social media giant and presently managed by the non-profit Libra Association, the project on GitHub has been saved or “starred” by close to 10,000 users, […]

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

Scott A. Shay is co-founder and chairman of Signature Bank of New York and the author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism (Post Hill Press, 2018). Allowing Facebook to mint its own coin, the Libra, would turn it into the greatest anti-competitive trust case in history. It would make the early 20th century […]

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A Monumental Fight Over Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Is Coming

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. Given how slowly Washington lawmakers have taken to devise a coherent, informed view of cryptocurrency, the […]

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Big Four Australian Bank Fears Facebook’s Crypto Libra

Published: 20/06/2019 03:21 ET. Journalist: By CCN Markets: Facebook’s foray into cryptocurrencies with Libra has met with a ton of mixed reactions. While some are going gaga over the social media giant’s latest effort that’s supposed to enable cross-border payments at the tap of a button, the traditionalists are taking a dim view. Governments across […]

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