• Google monetizing yet another pair of eyeballs (photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay).
    Libra,  Technology

    Facebook, Google want to be your banker

    In separate announcements, Facebook unveiled a non-blockchain payments tool that could compete with Libra, and Google said it will offer consumer checking accounts

    The tech giants that already know everything about you, and now they want to be your banker, too. What could possibly go wrong?

  • New York, New York—a city so nice, they named it twice (via Pixabay).
    Technology

    Blockchain technology will drive digital cities: Report

    A new study predicts four technologies, including AI, internet of things, and 5G will have a $721 billion impact on the 60 largest digital cities over a decade

    New York City is and will remain the digital capital of the world—and blockchain is one of the technologies that will get it there, according to a new report.

  • FBI Director Christopher Wray testifying before the U.S. Senate discussing Bitcoin on November 7, 2019 (screenshot via C-SPAN).
    United States

    FBI director passes on calling for cryptocurrency tracking law

    Christopher Wray avoided Mitt Romney’s question about tracking Bitcoin, turning instead to the need for messaging service ‘back doors’

    FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to swing at a gentle pitch over the plate for more regulation of cryptocurrency anonymity at a recent Senate Homeland Security hearing.