• "So, like, you can't even give me his password? What about Warren's?" President Donald J. Trump welcomes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, to the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Joiyce N. Boghosian)
    Libra

    Facebook’s well-timed leak

    Mark Zuckerberg’s remarkably calm reaction to a leaked recording of his thoughts about Libra and Sen. Elizabeth Warren may have something to do with good timing

    Just as Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project is facing defections from its biggest and most important partners, a recording of Mark Zuckerberg was “leaked” where he said all the right things. Coincidence?

  • Australia's maize contribution to the UN World Food Programme's Seasonal Targeted Assistance program, Chitse, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe, 2013. (Photo by Victoria Cavanagh, WFP - AusAID )
    Technology

    UN: Blockchain and other FinTech can save the world

    A United Nations report argues that new financial technologies like blockchain can reduce hunger, fight inequality, and eradicate poverty

    Blockchain and other new financial technologies can help alleviate hunger, inequality, and poverty according to a new report from the United Nations.

  • LedgerX CEO Paul Chou accuses CFTC Chairman Giancarlo of vendetta
    Regulation

    LedgerX accused ex-CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo of vendetta

    An unflattering blog post by LedgerX CEO Paul Chou led to a campaign of delays to the exchange’s license to offer physically settled Bitcoin futures, the firm alleged

    Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange LedgerX has accused former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo of carrying out a revenge campaign. LedgerX wrote two letters of complaining about Giancarlo to the CFTC in July, Coindesk reported September 28. Giancarlo is known as “Crypto-Dad” because of his favorable view of the cryptocurrency industry. Coindesk obtained the letters, written on July 3 and July 11 from the CFTC via a Freedom of Information Act request. In them, LedgerX CEO Paul Chou claimed Giancarlo deliberately sabotaged and delayed its vital derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license application. “In January, the Chairman called one of our board members and told him that he was going…