Report: Libra Stablecoin Tied to Major Currencies, Maybe Not Yuan

Social media giant Facebook, which is currently trying to get regulatory approval for its Libra stablecoin project, reportedly shared details regarding the project’s proposed backing reserves. According to a report by Bloomberg on Sept. 9, Facebook told United States senators about the backing reserves for the stablecoin — a type of cryptocurrency valued by a…

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NBA Partners With Firm Behind CryptoKitties for Crypto Collectible Game

The United States National Basketball Association (NBA) and its affiliated union — the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) — have partnered with Dapper Labs of CryptoKitties-fame to release a new crypto collectibles game. According to an official announcement on the NBPA website, the upcoming game is scheduled to launch in early 2020. The game, called…

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Newegg Adds Bitcoin Payment Option to 73 More Countries

California-based online retail store Newegg expanded Bitcoin (BTC) payment options to customers in 73 more countries. Bitcoin payment remains unavailable in six out of over 80 Newegg-served countries Following the announcement, Newegg customers can now purchase its products with Bitcoin (BTC) in almost all of the countries under Newegg’s coverage, according to a press release…

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Roubini: BitMEX in Violation of Securities Laws, Crypto a Metastasized Cancer

Economist and anti-cryptocurrency pundit Nouriel Roubini has recently declared that there is “overwhelming evidence of rampant fraud and abuse” in the crypto space.  Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, also took aim specifically at the compliance policies of crypto exchange BitMEX in an essay entitled “The Great Crypto Heist.” The essay was…

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Drafted “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” Act Surfaces Days Before Libra Hearings

A drafted bill entitled “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” has surfaced online, allegedly deriving from within the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. The document’s metadata dates it July 12. The bill’s provenance is unconfirmed, but crypto news site The Block quotes an inside source as saying it is with the Financial…

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