• The moment Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked in a congressional hearing if he was a socialist.
    Libra

    Mark Zuckerberg gets Waters-boarded at House hearing on Facebook’s Libra

    While drawing praise and condemnation for the stablecoin project, the social media giant’s CEO waved the flag and attacked China

    Mark Zuckerberg is a proud American. And Facebook, despite being used by 2.7 billion people around the globe, is first and foremost an American company with American values.

  • Facebook's chief seems to be losing, for once. (Anthony Quintano via Wikimedia Commons)
    Libra

    Despite being called ‘global threat’, Libra Association launches

    A signing ceremony by the cryptocurrency’s members was overshadowed by dropouts and a report calling stablecoins a threat to the global economy

    Facebook’s wounded Libra Association formally voted itself into existence on October 14, electing a board and choosing officers. The ceremony was overshadowed by the loss of seven original members including Mastercard and Visa.

  • Facebook Thumbs down (via Wikimedia Commons).
    Cryptocurrencies

    Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project is crumbling

    Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, and Mercado Pago withdrew on October 11, leaving the stablecoin on its knees

    Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plan began to collapse over the course of a few hours on the evening of Friday, October 11. Like dominoes toppling, many of its major partners began pulling out...

  • Bitcoin

    Gemini announces crypto wallet usable at Whole Foods and Baskin Robbins; eBay teases acceptance

    Consensus 2019 brings news of using crypto at the cash register

    Now you’ll be able to spend your whole crypto wallet at Whole Foods, and soon you may be able to bid on CryptoKitties at eBay. Growing adoption of cryptocurrency payments by mainstream companies was the big theme that emerged on the first day of Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 13. The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini announced that major retailers—ranging from Whole Foods to Nordstrom’s—were accepting crypto payments. Meanwhile, online marketplace eBay teased it may soon take virtual currencies with ads and a show sponsorship.