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Twitter’s faster, redesigned site starts rolling out to everyone

It took quite some time, but the new Twitter.com is finally here. Months after teasing parts of it, Twitter has announced that it is now rolling out its redesigned site globally, which will bring people a web experience that’s faster, easier to browse and more customizable. In addition to making conversations simple to follow, Twitter …

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Japan to Look Into the Impact of Facebook’s Libra Ahead of G7

Japanese authorities are investigating the impact of Facebook’s Libra stablecoin, The New York Times reported on July 12. Per the report, Japanese authorities have set up a working group tasked with investigating the impact of Facebook’s stablecoin on monetary policy and financial stability. The working group will reportedly consist of the Bank of Japan, the …

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EU Banks to Deploy Instant Payments System in Response to Competition From Libra

European Union banks could have an instantaneous payments system in place by 2020, Reuters reports on June 26. Per the report, real-time payments have been possible in the eurozone since 2017, but only about half of the banks in the bloc adhered to the initiative. Still, Reuters notes that adoption may accelerate now that Facebook’s …

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French Central Bank: Facebook’s Libra May Need Banking License

Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said that Facebook’s Libra stablecoin must comply with anti-money laundering regulation and seek banking licenses if it offers banking services, Reuters reports on June 25. Per the report, while Villeroy admitted during an interview with French magazine l’Obs that there was room to improve cross-border money transfers. …

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Ethereum Co-Founder Criticizes Facebook’s Libra Token for Centralization

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin said that Facebook’s Libra token is like “a centralized wolf in a decentralized sheep’s clothing” in an article published on tech news outlet Quartz on June 21. The social media giant released the white paper for a its cryptocurrency dubbed Libra earlier this month to mixed reviews from experts in the …

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North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash City Is Hosting a BCH-Focused Conference

</header> <strong>A BCH-centric two day event is coming to North Queensland Australia, dubbed the Bitcoin Cash City conference, on Sep. 4-5, 2019. The massive Australian state has a densely populated region of around 78 <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> accepting merchants and a large number of bitcoin cash supporters residing in the area. The …

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Roll Wants to Take Power From YouTube With Cryptos for Content Creators

Social currency startup Roll has raised a $1.7 million seed round to help content creators monetize relationships with their fans. “From our perspective, the most important thing is the creators have to be in control of this economy,” Bradley Miles, one of Roll’s co-founders, told CoinDesk in an interview. Roll’s seed round was led by Arthur …

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KuCoin Lists Binance Coin, Supports Binance Chain Projects

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has announced that it is now listing the cryptocurrency Binance Coin (BNB) issued by the exchange Binance, according to a press release on June 19. KuCoin will reportedly offer BNB trading pairs with Bitcoin (BTC) and Tether (USDT). The announcement also notes that KuCoin will support projects based on Binance’s native …

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French Minister of Economy to Ask for Guarantees From Facebook In Regards to Its Forthcoming Coin

French Minister of the Economy and Finance intends to “ask for guarantees” from Facebook in regards to its forthcoming digital currency Libra, media outlet Europe 1 reported on June 18. The Minister of the Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire told Europe 1 that Facebook’s long-awaited stablecoin Libra is an “attribute of the sovereignty of …

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Binance Research: Facebook’s Libra Could Spark Additional Cryptocurrency Volume

Binance Research, the research arm of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, claims that Facebook’s Libra stablecoin could spark additional cryptocurrency volume in a post published on its blog on June 18. In the announcement concerning the release of the full report, Binance Research claims: “Libra could spark additional cryptocurrency volume due to increased accessibility from both …

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