Facebook’s Libra stablecoin may be years from becoming a reality, but that didn’t stop a group of blockchain companies calling itself OpenLibra from announcing plans to fork the stablecoin. News of the preemptive split came at the Ethereum developer conference Devcon 5 in Osaka, Japan on October 9. Lucas Geiger, co-founder of blockchain infrastructure firm Wireline, described the OpenLibra project, as aimed squarely at the corporate control of Libra. Essentially, OpenLibra would be pegged to the Libra coin, a cryptocurrency which will be backed by a basket of fiat currencies to keep its price level. Using the tagline “lock the door open,” the newly launched OpenLibra website called itself an…
Accelerator MouseBelt funds college blockchain education
The $1 million program at UCLA and two other California University’s is intended to bolster educational opportunities and find companies to back
MouseBelt, a blockchain and cryptocurrency accelerator, has announced a partnership with UCLA and two other University of California campuses to directly fund courses and research projects in the field.