After two-and-a-half years of development, the Celo Foundation has announced that its mainnet has officially launched. The proof-of-stake blockchain enables stablecoins to be sent to phone numbers instead of blockchain addresses.
After receiving a fierce and unequivocal pushback from regulators worldwide, an embattled Libra Association now plans to offer digitized versions of single currencies—paving the way for a Libra dollar (LibraUSD), Libra euro (LibraEUR), and Libra pound (LibraGBP) in addition to the Libra payment token (≋LBR).
“In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, people are taking drastic measures which are having huge implications for the global economy,” Mati Greenspan, founder of Quantum Economics, told Modern Consensus. “The global economy basically went from booming in February to grinding to a virtual halt in March. Bitcoin isn't immune to that.”
The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an alert Tuesday, urging investors to proceed with caution before investing in IEOs through online trading platforms—which often tout themselves as exchanges—especially when those platforms are located overseas.