• 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.

  • music
    Alt coins,  Media

    Blockchain strikes a chord with the music industry

    eMusic latest to announce token, decentralized platform for artists to get tunes into headphones

    Jared Bowser was brushing his teeth, about to leave for a concert, when he heard a knock at the front door. The 19-year-old still lived with his parents. His mother, the only other person home, answered the door and walked back to the bathroom. “Her voice was the crying, shaky kind,” Bowser said. “She asked me ‘Jared, why is the FBI at the door?’” Two agents dressed in black suits with leather bound portfolios sat at the kitchen table and asked about five songs by musician Ryan Adams they said Bowser shared on the internet. The songs had not yet been released, but Bowser had copies thanks to a friend…