• Google targets scams with advertiser KYC
    Cryptocurrencies,  XRP

    Will crypto be first as Google targets scams with advertiser KYC?

    The tech giant’s newly announced advertiser identity verification campaign may help beat back scammers, but will legitimate crypto companies get caught in the crossfire?

    On April 23, the tech giant announced a massive new advertiser identity verification campaign, built along the lines of the political ad verification policy it rolled out in 2018 after getting hammered for allowing foreign powers to influence the presidential election.

  • We are never ever getting back together (via Chris Dunn TV).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Lessons from YouTube Christmas cryptocurrency purge

    After a spate of video takedowns, the decentralized currency industry was reminded why it should support decentralized content platforms

    The YouTube Christmas cryptocurrency purge seems to have ended. The streaming video mega-site backed down, apologizing for what a spokesperson on Dec. 27 called an “error.”

  • 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?

  • DJ D-Sol, who also goes by the name of David Solomon, moonlights as CEO of Goldman Sachs (via instagram.com/djsolmusic).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Libra,  Technology

    Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon says bank payments will be tokenized on a blockchain

    All major banks are looking at the potential of stablecoins

    The world’s banking payment system is going to be tokenized on a blockchain, according to the head of Goldman Sachs. In a discussion of Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency with the French news site Les Echo on June 28, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said he finds the “principle interesting” and the fifth-largest American bank, does “extensive research on the concept of tokenization.”

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