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Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers

Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers

Attempting to signal its popularity despite high-profile defections from Visa, Stripe, and more, the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Assocation announced that 1,500 organizations have expressed interest in joining the Libra project. 180 of those meet eligibility requirements to become members, which could replace the 7 companies that dropped out of the Association this month including Kayak…
Facebook’s Libra Association has now lost a quarter of its original members

Facebook’s Libra Association has now lost a quarter of its original members

The news seems to be going from bad to worse for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, as online travel company Booking Holdings has stepped away from the nonprofit Libra Association. As Bloomberg reports, that means seven of Libra’s original 28 members have exited the project. Facebook announced in June that it would launch Libra, an ambitious entry…
Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook

There’s a strategic cost to the defection of Visa, Stripe, eBay, and more from the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Association. They’re not just names dropping off a list. Each potentially made Libra more useful, ubiquitous, or reputable. Now they could become obstacles to the token’s launch or growth. Fearing regulators’ inquiries not just into their Libra…
Pegging Libra just to the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says

Pegging Libra just to the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says

What if Libra wasn’t backed by a basket of international currencies, but only the dollar? Regulatory pushback to the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra has caused major partners including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and eBay to pull out of the Libra Association. But one of the remaining members has floated a major change to the stablecoin that could…
Facebook’s Libra Association crumbling as Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay exit

Facebook’s Libra Association crumbling as Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay exit

Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, and Mercado Pago have all withdrawn from the Libra Association, dealing a major blow to Facebook’s plans for a distributed, global cryptocurrency. The withdrawals were first reported by the Financial Times and Bloomberg. A Visa spokesperson told The Verge. “Visa has decided not to join the Libra Association at this time,”…
The Ties That Bind Facebook’s Libra

The Ties That Bind Facebook’s Libra

In June, Facebook revealed plans for Libra, a cryptocurrency it hopes will shake up the global payments industry. Facebook says it won’t control Libra, and that key decisions will be in the hands of the Libra Association, a group registered in Switzerland with as many as 100 members, each with equal voting power.“No single organization…
Kobo debuts Libra H2O e-reader, updates software with more tools for readers

Kobo debuts Libra H2O e-reader, updates software with more tools for readers

Keep on reading on — Kobo adds new UI tools for those who love taking notes and bookmarking as they read. Valentina Palladino - Sep 4, 2019 4:01 am UTC Valentina PalladinoNearly one year after releasing the Forma e-reader, Kobo returns today with a new slab dubbed the Kobo Libra H2O. The $169 e-reader retains…
Kobo’s new Libra H20 is like a cheaper Kindle Oasis

Kobo’s new Libra H20 is like a cheaper Kindle Oasis

Kobo has a new e-reader out, the Libra H20, which looks to join the existing Kobo Forma in taking on Amazon’s luxury Kindle Oasis, with a similar one-handed design. But where the Forma stumbled by upping the screen size to an 8-inch panel, resulting in a device that was somewhat unwieldy to hold, the new…
Libra, Facebook’s global digital currency plan, is fuzzy on privacy, watchdogs warn

Libra, Facebook’s global digital currency plan, is fuzzy on privacy, watchdogs warn

Privacy commissioners from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australasia have put their names to a joint statement raising concerns about a lack of clarity from Facebook over how data protection safeguards will be baked into its planned cryptocurrency project, Libra. Facebook officially unveiled its big bet to build a global digital currency using blockchain technology…
Libra scams are already proliferating on Facebook

Libra scams are already proliferating on Facebook

An investigation by The Washington Post has uncovered a dozen accounts, pages, and groups across Facebook and Instagram which misleadingly claim to be official hubs for Libra, Facebook’s proposed digital currency. In some cases these pages, which were only removed after WaPo reported them to Facebook, offered to sell Libra at a discount through third-party…

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This page has two purposes: to describe how to implement computer language interpreters in general, and in particular to build an interpreter for most of the Scheme dialect of Lisp using Python 3 as the implementation language. I call my language and interpreter Lispy (lis.py). Years ago, I showed how to write a semi-practical Scheme…

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