Facebook Acqui-Hires Team from Blockchain Platform Startup Chainspace

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Facebook acquired its first company in the blockchain space, smart contract protocol development and research firm Chainspace. The move was likely made to acquire the company’s team of experienced crypto developers. Chainspace is an 11-person company that was started by five well-credentialed co-founders, including two Cambridge PhDs, several researchers from the University College of London,…

Data Leaks and Deplatforming Drive Businesses Away From Web Giants

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Consumers and enterprises are exiting centralized web platforms amid growing concerns over unwarranted data sharing. Loss of privacy and data leakage are the primary drivers leading users away from web giants such as Google and Facebook. In some cases, disaffected users are seeking out decentralized alternatives that facilitate personal data ownership. Also read: Feed 7 Different…

Google to Partially Lift Cryptocurrency Ad Ban Starting In October

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On Sept. 25, Google announced it would be updating its financial products and services policy to allow advertisements from regulated cryptocurrency exchanges from the United States and Japan starting in October. Bakkt announces physical BTC futures against USD, GBP, and EUR. Google will reverse its crypto ad ban in Oct. Financial giants and crypto startups…

Facebook's David Marcus Steps Down From Coinbase's Board

Facebook's David Marcus Steps Down From Coinbase's Board

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David Marcus is stepping down from the board of directors at crypto exchange Coinbase, citing his new role at Facebook leading blockchain strategy.

What Volatility? How Facebook's Historic Loss Became Crypto's Gain

What Volatility? How Facebook's Historic Loss Became Crypto's Gain

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Facebook had a bad day in the market this week – and the crypto community quickly pounced.

But Why? Crypto Looks for Answers As Facebook Eases Ad Ban

But Why? Crypto Looks for Answers As Facebook Eases Ad Ban

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Facebook recently announced they would lift a ban on crypto advertisements causing widespread speculation on social media over potential next steps.

Bing Blocks Cryptocurrency and ICO Advertisements

Bing Blocks Cryptocurrency and ICO Advertisements

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Bing, the search engine owned by Microsoft, is following the lead of other major tech companies by banning ads for digital currencies. As cryptocurrencies began soaring in popularity last year, ads for new projects started appearing across the internet. While many became familiar with the ridiculous “crypto expert” ads that promised the secrets to investment…

This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin

This Week in Bitcoin: Ghost Scares Markets, Facebook Mulls Coin

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This week’s round-up features a colorful selection of bitcoin stories but we’ll start with the possible explanation for recent market dips. Most cryptocurrencies dropped in price over the period, following developments with depressing effect on traders. In Japan, Mt. Gox’s bitcoins stored in court ordered wallets have moved again, while in South Korea, the largest…