Can Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0700

After the withdrawal of seven of the 29 founding members of the Libra Association, the governing council for Facebook’s planned global cryptocurrency, the project’s fate  looks increasingly uncertain.

PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, Mercado Pago and Brooking Holdings have backed away from participation on the Libra Association; their hands were forced when  all members met Monday in Switzerland for formalize their commitment to the project.

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Creating a more secure digital ecosystem by connecting the dots

Credit to Author: Christophe Blassiau| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:33:37 +0000

The essence of digital is accelerating your business. Digital is about enabling connectivity among people and processes. It’s about being able to capture the business value of data through artificial intelligence, digital twin, blockchain, and other emerging technologies…. Read more »

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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:00:00 -0700

Facebook’s plans to launch its own Libra cryptocurrency next year is getting resistance from France and Germany who have promised to block it and plan to create their own national cryptocurrencies.

Last week, the two nations said Libra could threaten the Euro’s value and unlawfully privatize money. Last year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, announced a ban on the use of cryptocurrencies by any regulated financial entity because of risks associated with it.

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A week in security (August 26 – September 1)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:02:14 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 26-September 1 including xHelper Trojan, Nextdoor app, clickjacking problem, investing cybersecurity, and iPhone malware

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Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 05:00:00 -0700

Hedera Hashgraph, an electronic public ledger developed for corporate use, launched its mainnet beta today, allowing developers to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) for it.

The distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a direct competitor to blockchain distributed ledgers such as Ethereum and Hyperledger, and claims it can outperform traditional financial and business networks.

“There is no direct equivalent to Hedera Hashgraph today,” said Martha Bennett, a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Hedera is potentially competing with public networks and all the enterprise DLT frameworks (such as Hyperledger Fabric & Sawtooth, R3 Corda, and others) and their commercial providers, which include AWS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle.

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Hadera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 05:00:00 -0700

Hedera Hashgraph, an electronic public ledger developed for corporate use, launched its mainnet beta today, allowing developers to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) for it.

The distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a direct competitor to blockchain distributed ledgers such as Ethereum and Hyperledger, and claims it can outperform traditional financial and business networks.

“There is no direct equivalent to Hedera Hashgraph today,” said Martha Bennett, a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Hadera is potentially competing with public networks and all the enterprise DLT frameworks (such as Hyperledger Fabric & Sawtooth, R3 Corda, and others) and their commercial providers, which include AWS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle.

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