What Does Facebook’s Libra Mean for the Future of Crypto?

What Does Facebook’s Libra Mean for the Future of Crypto?

On this episode of Gadget Lab, WIRED writer Greg Barber explains the intricacies of Facebook’s ambitious plan to and how Libra is poised to rattle the future of crypto.

On Saturday July 13, 2019, Wired at WIRED wrote:
A blend of blockchain and partnership with 28 companies, Libra has been pitched as a money transfer service and a unique currency rolled into one. Some people believe it could help bring the entire cryptocurrency industry into the mainstream, while others believe giving Facebook access to their financial information sounds like a dystopian nightmare. So while we don't discuss that development on the show, our guest Gregory Barber wrote a news story about it later Thursday evening.

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