A Chinese digital currency is the real threat, not Facebook’s Libra | Kenneth Rogoff

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Western governments need to start thinking about their response to currencies they cannot control The Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, was at least half right when Congress that there measures were quickly lifted. For Russia, sanctions have been in place … Continued

China Roundup: Xis power on bitcoin, the rise of Alibabas new rival

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Welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of the latest events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. Alibaba’s nemesis Alibaba’s new rival is shaking up China’s … Continued

A Chinese Saga of Swine, Surveillance, and Sanctions

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HONG KONGIn China, even the pigs arefacial recognition technology. George Orwells Animal Farm today, facial recognition technology could play a part determining which animals are more equal than others.) But for now the goal is simple: to create accountability. Food … Continued

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

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Even as Quibi, the short form video platform from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo, reportedly looks to raise another $1 billion, rival service Fiction Riot continues to steadily build out its pipeline of short form serials. The Los Angeles-based company has already … Continued

Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Futures ashes, seeks $200 million

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Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch of private individuals and family … Continued