Head Of Facebook’s Wallet “Novi” Is Leaving The Company

Meta (formerly Facebook) has spent years building its digital wallet, “Novi”, with plans to launch its stablecoin cryptocurrency called “Diem”. However, David Marcus – board member of Diem and Head of Novi – recently announced that he is leaving the company. David Marcus Steps Down The co-founder announced his resignation over a Twitter thread on Tuesday, detailing his reasons for stepping down. He said he’d had a change of heart and that his “entrepreneurial DNA” is nudging him away from…

What You Need To Know About Facebook’s New Crypto Wallet, NOVI

The development of secure digital identity authentication is one of the driving forces behind the progress of the digital age. Now, Facebook has decided to delve into the game with its cryptocurrency wallet, NOVI. It’s not the social media giant’s first incursion in crypto. However, its previous attempt, Libra, was more of a fiasco. So, will NOVI do any better? And how does it work? In this article, we'll answer these questions and many more. What is NOVI? NOVI is…

European Central Bank Wants Total Control Over Stablecoin Issuance

The European Central Bank (ECB) calls on EU lawmakers to confer it with total control over stablecoin issuance within the region. Reuters reports today that the ECB, via a legal opinion issued on February 19, requested to be given the exclusive right to determine whether a stablecoin will launch within its jurisdiction.  The ECB noted that if stablecoins are not strictly supervised, it could negatively affect the eurozone’s existing payment system.   “Where an asset-reference arrangement is tantamount to a payment…

ECB President Lagarde Criticizes The Use Of Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has given her opinion on bitcoin (BTC). Lagarde believes that Bitcoin is a speculative asset and not worth the current hype surrounding its use. Volatile And Speculative Asset  Lagarde expressed her views on Sunday, February 7, on local french station BFM TV where she spoke on different financial topics. The ECB chief revealed that she considers bitcoin a superficial but highly speculative asset that robs investors. She further added that the leading coin…

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: Internet Companies too powerful, Praises Bitcoin

On Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that prohibiting US President Donald Trump was the best resolution for Twitter. Still, he disclosed that few private companies shouldn't dominate the internet. Dorsey said that the concept was disputed last week when several foundational internet tool providers opted not to host what they thought was treacherous. He said that he trusts the companies came to their conclusions or were encouraged by others' actions. He added that the inconsistent policies and lack of…

Facebook Renames Libra to “Diem” Ahead of 2021 Launch

Libra Association, the organization in charge of Facebook's cryptocurrency project, has rebranded the stablecoin again, ahead of the anticipated launch next year. The move is to ensure that the project meets regulators' criteria in Q1 2021.  A New Days For Facebook's Crypto According to the changes revealed today, the project will now be called Diem, a Latin term for "day" because the Association believes it is a "new day" for the project.  Announced in June 2019, the Libra project has…

Crypto Exchange FTX launches Tokenized Trading of Apple, Telsa, Facebook stocks

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is set to offer traders tokenized shares of some fortune 500 companies, including Apple and Amazon. This was revealed in a press release with key details about the listing of the new digital assets. FTX will be partnering with European financial firms CM Equity and Digital Assets to offer fractional stocks on its platform. About a dozen stock and crypto pairs will be traded on the FTX trading platform. Some of the major names include Netflix Inc,…

Binance Research Compares Libra with SpaceX

Facebook’s Libra is still facing barriers as it is trying to come up with a new international payment system and financial infrastructure. Recently, Binance Research released a report which noted that the cryptocurrency project may turn things around in the payments industry similar to the transformation within the space travel industry by SpaceX. Last year, Facebook said it was planning to launch Libra, a digital currency to be managed by the Libra Association, a Swiss-based consortium of independent members. The…

Facebook’s Libra Project Plans Have Been Scaled

Facebook announced its Libra project in June 2019 with the plan to release it this year. Nevertheless, the stablecoin project was heavily criticized. As the criticisms continue, Facebook has been unable to provide any updates for months. Yesterday, it announced remarkable changes to scale back its global payment system. The most remarkable of the changes is a shift from the creation of an open international financial network to instead offer both single-currency and multi-currency coins to be tied to local currencies. Part of the…

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