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    Cryptocurrencies

    Voyager Digital bets on fee-free trades

    A former CEO of E-Trade Professional Trading and the founding CTO of Uber say small investors are cryptocurrency’s future; offers interest on accounts

    Voyager Digital Holdings was launched with the goal of radically changing the cryptocurrency exchange market, CEO Steve Ehrlich told Modern Consensus. It’s a business he knows well from the traditional finance side, having headed up E-Trade Professional Trading before founding Lightspeed Financial.

  • 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.

  • Bancor co-founder Guy Benartzi’s at the Ethereal Summit in Tel Aviv on September 15, 2019 (Photo by Molly Jane Zuckerman for Modern Consensus).
    Technology

    ‘After the flood comes rainbows and sunshine’: Bancor’s Guy Benartzi on state of the crypto space

    The co-founder of the liquidity-focused blockchain protocol spoke with Modern Consensus at the Ethereal Summit about the possibilities for a multi-blockchain, multi-crypto world

    Bancor co-founder Guy Benartzi’s talk at the Ethereal Summit in Tel Aviv on September 15 was straightforward: he wanted to discuss the company’s Year 3 roadmap, and he wanted to share the new creator.eco platform—built on the Bancor protocol—that helps content creators monetize through a staking system.

  • U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Caricature by DonkeyHotey (Flickr.com/photos/DonkeyHotey)
    Libra,  United States

    Sen. Sherrod Brown leads attack on Facebook’s David Marcus during Libra hearing

    The Ohio Democrat led a senatorial gang-up on the social media executive during his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee

    Facebook is in for a rough ride with its Libra cryptocurrency project. If that wasn’t clear from the president’s anti-cryptocurrency Tweets last week and Treasury Secretary’s comments on Monday that they are “a national security issue,” it was very obvious after the Facebook executive spearheading its Libra payment system was treated like a bipartisan punching bag in a hearing before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on July 16.

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