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Dorsey Has Spoken: Twitter CEO Declares “Hell No” on Joining Libra Association

When asked if he ever considers joining the Libra Association, Jack Dorsey, the chief executive officer of Twitter gave a resounding “hell no.”Facebook Libra has raised a ton of dust since its announcement, and somehow it keeps finding its way into major headlines across the globe. The highly criticized virtual

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After PayPal’s Departure, Visa, MasterCard, eBay, Stripe left the Libra Association

After PayPal, several Other members of the Libra Association including MasterCard, Visa, eBay, Stripe, and Mercado Pago, have also abandoned Facebook’s plans for creating the distributed, global cryptocurrency Libra.This serious blow from these payment processor giants came as the Libra crypto project attracted fierce criticism from global regulators and lawmakers,

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Libra Association Holds Inaugural Meeting, Forms Board

The Libra Association, the governing body of Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, held its inaugural meeting today in Geneva, Switzerland. According to a report from Reuters on Oct. 14, the consortium reaffirmed their interest in creating a payments-oriented stablecoin that would be balanced by a basked of various, purportedly stable fiat currencies. Libra

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Singapore Shipping Association to Deploy Blockchain for Ship Registration

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and blockchain firm Perlin are jointly working on an e-registry for the ship registration and renewal process.Running on self-executing smart contractsThe International E-Registry of Ships (IERS) system is based on Perlin’s Wavelet, an open ledger for writing decentralized

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Senate’s Pressure on Libra Association Is ‘Un-American’

Coinbase CEO has criticized United States’ senators for asking Stripe, Mastercard and Visa to leave Facebook’s crypto project Libra.“Something feels very un-American about this”After U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown apparently pressured the payment giants to leave Libra, Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of major U.S. crypto exchange

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Japan Security Token Offering Association: The Way of Self-Regulation

Security token offerings, or STOs, have more or less taken the mantle from their semi-defunct counterpart, the initial coin offering (ICO). Still, the extreme rise and subsequent fall of the ICO has left quite an impression on the cryptocurrency industry.At its peak prevalence in 2017, this novel fundraising prototype

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PayPal Becomes the First Member to Leave Facebook’s Libra Association

Pioneering digital payments firm PayPal will no longer be a part of the Geneva-based non-profit Libra association, an alliance that oversees Facebook’s digital currency program Libra. This move come after reports that PayPal is worried about Libra.The payments giant has not stated any precise reason behind its withdrawal from the

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Rakuten, SBI, Monex Launch Japan STO Association: Official

Six major Japanese brokerage firms such as SBI Securities and Rakuten Securities officially established Japan Security Token Offering (STO) Association.The four other members of the new association include Nomura Securities, Daiwa Securities, Kabu.com Securities and Japan’s financial giant Monex, who officially announced the news on Oct. 1.Headquartered in Tokyo,

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