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    Uber may let riders pay in Bitcoin

    The ridesharing giant does not intend to add Bitcoin to its corporate treasury, but its CEO says it is considering letting riders pay their fares in cryptocurrency

    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the firm "quickly dismissed" the idea of investing in bitcoin, noting "The upside in our company is in the business that we’ve built, not the investments that we invest in."

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    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)

    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).

    ‘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.