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Facebook Libra scams offer to sell cryptocurrency before it even exists

July 24, 2019 at 11:40AM Scammers claim to offer 'early access' to the social network's controversial cryptocurrency Facebook Libra scams offer to sell cryptocurrency before it even exists ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Libra scams offer to sell cryptocurrency before it even exists

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Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency ‘open to massive fraud’, MP warns

July 23, 2019 at 01:13PM 'Libra suggests that Facebook's almost trying to turn itself into its own country,' says chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'open to massive fraud', MP warns ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'open to massive fraud', MP warns

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Bitcoin price dips towards $10,000 but John McAfee stands by $1m cryptocurrency bet

July 15, 2019 at 08:21PM The rogue tech figure made a high-stakes gamble on the future value of btc Bitcoin price dips towards $10,000 but John McAfee stands by $1m cryptocurrency bet ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin price dips towards $10,000 but John McAfee stands by $1m cryptocurrency bet

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$32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack

July 12, 2019 at 01:04PM Bitpoint suspends services after apparent theft of virtual monies including bitcoinA cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo has halted services after it lost $32m (£25m) in the latest apparent hack on volatile virtual monies.Remixpoint, which runs the Bitpoint Japan exchange, discovered that about ¥3.5bn in various digital currencies had gone missing from… Continue reading $32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack

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Trump tweets he is ‘not a fan’ of bitcoin, inadvertently boosting cryptocurrency price

July 12, 2019 at 11:11AM 'First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,' one cryptocurrency boss responded Trump tweets he is 'not a fan' of bitcoin, inadvertently boosting cryptocurrency price ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Trump tweets he is 'not a fan' of bitcoin, inadvertently boosting… Continue reading Trump tweets he is ‘not a fan’ of bitcoin, inadvertently boosting cryptocurrency price

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Bitcoin price crash sees cryptocurrency lose 10 per cent of its value in less than 24 hours

July 11, 2019 at 10:12AM Ethereum, ripple and litecoin suffered even greater losses Bitcoin price crash sees cryptocurrency lose 10 per cent of its value in less than 24 hours ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin price crash sees cryptocurrency lose 10 per cent of its value in less than 24 hours

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Visa funds $40M for no-password crypto vault Anchorage

July 10, 2019 at 01:00PM Visa and Andreessen Horowitz are betting even bigger on cryptocurrency, funding a big round for fellow Facebook Libra Association member Anchorage’s omnimetric blockchain security system. Instead of using passwords that can be stolen, Anchorage requires cryptocurrency withdrawals to be approved by a client’s other employees. Then the company uses both… Continue reading Visa funds $40M for no-password crypto vault Anchorage

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Bitcoin price continues to climb towards 2019 high as cryptocurrency analysts predict ‘further steep rises’

July 09, 2019 at 12:23PM Ethereum, litecoin and other cryptocurrencies also surge in value as experts speculate what comes next Bitcoin price continues to climb towards 2019 high as cryptocurrency analysts predict 'further steep rises' ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin price continues to climb towards 2019 high as cryptocurrency analysts predict 'further steep… Continue reading Bitcoin price continues to climb towards 2019 high as cryptocurrency analysts predict ‘further steep rises’

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Bitcoin price shoots up $500 in 10 minutes as cryptocurrency pushes towards record high

July 08, 2019 at 05:46PM Latest gains mean bitcoin has more than trebled in value since the start of 2019 Bitcoin price shoots up $500 in 10 minutes as cryptocurrency pushes towards record high ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin price shoots up $500 in 10 minutes as cryptocurrency pushes towards record high

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Facebook Libra: Democrats demand immediate halt to cryptocurrency over ‘serious risks’

July 03, 2019 at 12:51PM Lawmakers say Libra and Calibra digital wallet may expose people to 'serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks' Facebook Libra: Democrats demand immediate halt to cryptocurrency over 'serious risks' ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Libra: Democrats demand immediate halt to cryptocurrency over 'serious risks'

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Facebook warned Libra cryptocurrency will come under close scrutiny

July 02, 2019 at 05:42PM UK financial regulator highlights concerns over consumer protection and privacy Facebook’s plans for a global cryptocurrency, Libra, will warrant close scrutiny by governments across the world, according to one of the UK’s most senior financial regulators.Christopher Woolard, the executive director of strategy and competition at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority… Continue reading Facebook warned Libra cryptocurrency will come under close scrutiny

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Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of world’s biggest services, including Discord and cryptocurrency websites

July 02, 2019 at 02:32PM Some of the world's biggest websites and services stopped working because of a problem with the infrastructure powering the internet. Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of world's biggest services, including Discord and cryptocurrency websites ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of… Continue reading Internet problems at Cloudflare take down many of world’s biggest services, including Discord and cryptocurrency websites

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Hundreds of Facebook Libra websites appear as hackers seek to profit from new cryptocurrency

July 01, 2019 at 04:22PM 'For the most convincing of sites, it can be nigh-impossible to determine which is legitimate and which is fake,' cyber researcher says Hundreds of Facebook Libra websites appear as hackers seek to profit from new cryptocurrency ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hundreds of Facebook Libra websites appear as hackers… Continue reading Hundreds of Facebook Libra websites appear as hackers seek to profit from new cryptocurrency

Technology | The Guardian

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators

June 25, 2019 at 11:26PM Chair of Financial Stability Board says company’s plans could spark closer scrutiny of cryptocurrenciesFacebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators days after ambitious plans for it were unveiled by the social media company.On Tuesday, Randal Quarles, chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a policy coordinator for… Continue reading Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators

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Bitcoin passes $11,000 on news of Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan

June 24, 2019 at 05:11PM The original cryptocurrency hits 15-month high as traders bet move will legitimise sectorThe price of bitcoin has surged above $11,000 (£8,600), its highest level in 15 months, amid renewed hype over cryptocurrencies after Facebook said it was planning to launch a digital currency next year.Bitcoin has risen in value by… Continue reading Bitcoin passes $11,000 on news of Facebook’s cryptocurrency plan

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Bitcoin: What next for the cryptocurrency as price passes $10,000?

June 24, 2019 at 11:06AM One prediction for the cryptocurrency is it could mirror the same pattern as 2017, when its value hit $20,000 Bitcoin: What next for the cryptocurrency as price passes $10,000? ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin: What next for the cryptocurrency as price passes $10,000?

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Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency ‘poses risks to global banking’

June 23, 2019 at 05:00PM Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International SettlementsFacebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers, according to the organisation that represents the world’s central banks.Although the move of big tech… Continue reading Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency ‘poses risks to global banking’

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Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur

June 19, 2019 at 03:30PM The tech giant has big ambitions for its digital currency Libra. Privacy and regulation are just the start of the problemsHave you heard about Facebook’s new “cryptocurrency”, called Libra? Its basic pitch boils down to “we messed up your privacy and gave your data to all sorts, and let foreign… Continue reading Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur

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Facebook Libra cryptocurrency could become haven for terrorists, French finance minister warns

June 19, 2019 at 11:24AM Bruno Le Maire says it is 'out of the question' that Libra be allowed to become a sovereign currency Facebook Libra cryptocurrency could become haven for terrorists, French finance minister warns ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Libra cryptocurrency could become haven for terrorists, French finance minister warns

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Bitcoin price remains at 2019 high as analysts predict positive impact from Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

June 18, 2019 at 10:37PM Libra provides boost to cryptocurrency markets but full impact is unknown Bitcoin price remains at 2019 high as analysts predict positive impact from Facebook Libra cryptocurrency ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin price remains at 2019 high as analysts predict positive impact from Facebook Libra cryptocurrency