The KYC (Know Your Customer) data of thousands of Binance users have been reportedly hacked and the IDs are being posted in a Telegram chat group. CZ described rumors circulating as an attempt to spread “FUD”.
Facebook has recently hired Susan Zook, a former aid to the chairman US Senate Banking Committee to work on lobbying Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project.
Bitcoin had been in an uptrend for most of the day, and yesterday it managed to successfully pierce the $10,000 mark, which is generally considered to be a level of crucial psychological, if not technical, resistance.
Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that Facebook will not launch its Libra crypto until all the regulators have been brought on board and every regulatory issue resolved satisfactorily.
The way Libra is designed makes it hard for governments to see who’s paying whom, or to limit cross-border payments. Thus the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has vowed to create a currency it can manage- likely one that will be linked to real identities.
While a majority of investors said that they aren’t interested in Libra (with many preferring Bitcoin instead), some also said that unlike the decentralized cryptocurrencies, Libra doesn’t give them the financial freedom from governments.
eToro, the multi-asset investment platform, today announces the launch of its latest portfolio, offering investors the opportunity to take a stake in the companies involved in Facebook’s Libra project.
In recent news, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have admitted that they might soon join the Libra Association. This is considered as a surprise taking into consideration their previous disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg about the idea behind Facebook.
Judging by recent news, it appears that Binance is in talks with Facebook about either listing Libra or joining the Libra Association. Binance’s CSO, Gin Chao, confirmed that the exchange has had discussions with Facebook about a listing process.
Facebook shares rose in premarket trading after the tech giant unveiled its part in a new digital currency Libra. Facebook’s stock climbed 2.09% in premarket trading from Monday’s close of $192.96 a share.