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Novi No More: Facebook (Meta) to Shutter Crypto Wallet

Novi, the Facebook – Meta (NASDAQ:META)  project to launch a digital wallet, is shutting down. According to the Novi website, the Novi App and Novi on WhatsApp (another Meta firm) will cease operations on September 1, 2022, blocking all access to any existing accounts. Novi, along… Read More

Former Head of Libra – Diem David Marcus Comments on Why EU is Falling Behind in Regards to Crypto, Digital Asset Innovation

David Marcus was previously the head of Facebook / Meta’s (NASDAQ:FB) initiative to create a non-sovereign global digital currency. First branded as Libra, and then as Diem, the digital currency launched with much fanfare but eventually sputtered – largely due to global regulatory pushback that made… Read More

Meta and Fintech Chime to Reportedly Sue Alleged Phishing Scam Artists Operating in Nigeria

Mark Zuckerberg‘s Meta is teaming up Fintech Chime in order to go after (alleged) Nigerian scammers that the firms claim have been using social media channels to trick or deceive unsuspecting users out of their hard-earned cash. As reported by Newsweek, the lawsuit marks the… Read More

Silvergate Capital CEO Alan Lane Shares Company’s Plans after $200M Diem Acquisition

Alan Lane, CEO at Silvergate Capital (NYSE:SI), has noted that the bank holding company aims to introduce a stablecoin by the end of 2022.  The plan has been revealed after the firm’s recent acquisitions of assets and intellectual property (IP) from Meta’s (Facebook) (NASDAQ:FB) crypto project… Read More

Confirmed: Meta’s Diem to be Sold for $200 Million

Facebook/Meta’s (NASDAQ:FB) digital currency venture Diem will be sold to Silvergate Capital for $200 million, according to WSJ.com. It was previously rumored that the failed cryptocurrency project was on the auction block as Meta threw in the towel on a project that once sought to… Read More

Meta’s Diem Project For Sale: Report

Diem, the digital currency project previously known as Libra created by Meta (NASDAQ:FB) (formerly doing business as Facebook) may be for sale. According to a report by Bloomberg, Diem is on the auction block due to “regulatory pressure.” Initially launched with great fanfare as a… Read More

Gaming and Media Industry are Leading the Metaverse Movement: Report

The Metaverse, a relatively new concept and a term used to describe a shared, immersive digital ecosystem supported by the use of VR and augmented reality (AR) technologies, has quickly become one of the fastest-growing trends in the digital economy. It’s notably a nascent industry… Read More

Digital Collectibles: Meta’s Social Media Networks Facebook and Instagram to Enter Fast-Evolving NFT Markets

Meta’s (NASDAQ: FB) two leading social media networks, Facebook and Instagram, are reportedly looking to enter the fast-evolving non-fungible token (NFT) sector. The tech giant will be focusing on making it seamless for Facebook and Instagram users to issue, trade and showcase their NFTs. As… Read More

Meta’s Novi Digital Wallet Now Allows Transfers in Paxos’ Stablecoin USDP via WhatsApp

Meta, formerly known as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has enabled its digital wallet Novi to transfer funds using Paxos’ dollar-based stablecoin USDP via WhatsApp – another Meta company. Paxos is a top digital asset platform in the US that has pursued a compliance-first approach to providing crypto… Read More

“Split Payments” Debuts on Facebook the Week of Dec. 6

Facebook – Meta (NASDAQ:FB) announced today it will begin testing Split Payments on Messenger next week. They tout it as a method to improve the ability to split bills like dinners or rent. To begin, users should click “Get Started” in a group chat or… Read More

David Marcus, Diem / Libra Leader at Facebook Plans Exit: Report

David Marcus, the lead executive at Facebook / Meta (NASDAQ:FB) heading the charge for Facebook’s botched attempt to create a digital currency is exiting the firm to “pursue other projects,” according to a report in Bloomberg. Marcus joined Facebook from PayPal in 2014. According to… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia Taking Cautious Crypto Approach

While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is conducting research into various applications of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technologies, they are under no pressure to quickly roll out solutions to address clear needs in the marketplace, a representative said earlier today. Speaking to the Australian… Read More

Facebook Meta Rebrand Reveals Cryptocurrency Investor Sophistication

Facebook’s recent rebranding to Meta (NASD:FB) provides some interesting lessons for cryptocurrency investors, an industry analyst suggests. Genesis’ head of markets Noelle Acheson said Facebook’s pivot to acting as a metaverse company produced an immediate spike in the value of some metaverse platform tokens. MANA,… Read More

Does NOVI Matter? Facebook Rolls Out Pilot Program for Payments Feature, Digital Wallet

Formerly known as Libra and then Diem, Facebook’s (NASD:FB) scaled-back entrance into the digital currency sector has announced the firm’s Novi digital wallet pilot program is rolling out – starting with Guatemala and the United States. The pilot is designed to confirm operational readiness as… Read More

Facebook Founder Saverin Turns India’s CoinDCX into its First Crypto Unicorn

Even as India continues to debate the legality of crypto, CoinDCX has turned into the country’s first crypto unicorn following a $90 million funding round led by Facebook Inc. co-founder Eduardo Saverin and B Capital Group. Existing investors, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, Block.one, and Jump… Read More

Facebook’s QR Code Persistence Could Soon Pay Off

This time Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) believes its added QR code functionality finally hits the mark. After earlier attempts at testing the technology, Facebook has added QR code functionality on Messenger, a move analysts see as a direct charge at Venmo and Zelle. What is different this… Read More

Silvergate Capital Corporation to Issue Diem Stablecoin in the US

Silvergate Capital Corporation (NYSE: SI) will partner with Diem, formerly Libra, to issue a US dollar stablecoin in the US. Silvergate is a Federal Reserve member bank and a provider of financial infrastructure solutions and services for the growing digital currency industry. Shares in Silvergate… Read More

Diem, Formerly Libra, Withdraws Application in Switzerland to Focus on US Dollar Stablecoin

In a significant twist of events, Diem, formerly Libra, has withdrawn its payment systems application in Switzerland. Diem had submitted an application to Switzerland, a crypto-friendly jurisdiction, in anticipation of launching a global cryptocurrency. The  Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) said that Diem Networks… Read More

Brazil’s Reserve Bank to Again Allow Facebook Owned WhatsApp to Offer P2P Payments

Brazil’s reserve bank will again allow Facebook-owned WhatsApp to offer peer-to-peer payments services in the South American country. The decision to permit WhatsApp to again facilitate transactions in Brazil has come nine months after the service had been suspended. In June of last year, Brazil… Read More

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