• Roger Ver (via RogerVer.com).
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Libra

    EXCLUSIVE: Roger Ver-backed Evercoin announces $1 million pre-seed round

    Bitcoin pioneer applies for Libra membership | Modern Consensus Interview

    Roger Ver gave me three big announcements as an exclusive to Modern Consensus. First, he is breaking news with us about his investment in the mobile crypto wallet and non-custodial exchange Evercoin. Second, he told me he just submitted Bitcoin.com’s application to join the Facebook-led Libra Association. And third, he shared details about the addition of Stefan Rust as Bitcoin.com’s CEO.

  • 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.

  • President Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) agree on their dislike of the Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency (Photo composite from images by Gage Skidmore of Peoria, AZ, and the U.S. Congress)
    Bitcoin,  Libra,  United States

    President Trump slams Bitcoin, piles on Facebook’s Libra

    Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters actually agree on something: Facebook’s cryptocurrency is a bad idea

    Facebook is so powerful it can even make President Donald Trump agree with Rep. Maxine Waters, the liberal House Democrat from California’s 43rd district, near Los Angeles.

  • Christine Lagarde, when she was head of the IMF and before she became the ECB chief (via IMF.org)
    Europe,  Libra

    Christine Lagarde’s nomination to head the ECB is good news for Facebook’s Libra, says eToro’s Mati Greenspan

    The European Central Bank’s incoming leader will bring a positive outlook on digital assets

    Facebook’s new Libra stablecoin got a break in Europe last week with the announcement that Christine Lagarde has been nominated to be the new head of the European Central Bank, says eToro’s senior market analyst, Mati Greenspan.