Hodler’s Digest, April 8–14: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week NYT Reporter: Facebook Seeking $1 Billion in Venture Capital for Crypto Project According to a tweet by New York Times (NYT) tech reporter Nathaniel Popper, Facebook is reportedly looking to various venture capital firms to develop its digital token that has been previously reported on. Popper, citing unnamed sources familiar with…

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Departing Facebook Execs Give Thumbs Down to Zuckerberg’s Latest Plans

Chris Cox. Photo from Facebook. Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox is calling it quits with the company following creative differences with chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Joining him is Chris Daniels, who was formerly in charge of the company’s WhatsApp platform. Both were members of Zuckerberg’s inner circle. Their leaving signifies potential turmoil for the…

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Yes, Mark Zuckerberg Is a “Digital Gangster” Who Violates Your Privacy, but Here’s Why You Still Won’t Quit Facebook

Lawmakers in the UK have released a damning report on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, calling them “digital gangsters.” The report refers to Facebook’s deliberate violation of privacy laws and its role in spreading “fake news” and disinformation. It’s another shot fired at tech companies for abuse of personal data.  But, as usual, it’s unlikely to…

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VIDEO: Facebook's first Crypto Acquisition / Chinese New Year Giveaway!!

Facebook makes a secret blockchain startup acquisition – Chainspace. Chainspace specializes in smart contract platforms and blockchain development – and 4/5 whitepaper authors were hired directly by Facebook. Happy Chinese New Year!! In a special giveaway event with Enjin – we’re giving away New Year collectable cards collectible cards. #Crypto #Giveaway #Bitcoin To participate*, download…

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Data Leaks and Deplatforming Drive Businesses Away From Web Giants

News Consumers and enterprises are exiting centralized web platforms amid growing concerns over unwarranted data sharing. Loss of privacy and data leakage are the primary drivers leading users away from web giants such as Google and Facebook. In some cases, disaffected users are seeking out decentralized alternatives that facilitate personal data ownership. Also read: Feed 7…

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Demand for Blockchain Engineers Has Grown 400% Since End of 2017, Report Says

The average earnings of a blockchain engineer have soared to between $150-175,000 per year, CNBC reported Oct. 21, citing Hired’s 2018 State of Salaries Report. Far higher than the $135,000 average software engineer salary, the figure puts blockchain engineers in the same pay bracket as artificial intelligence (AI) specialists, as the pace of blockchain recruitment…

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