Libra cryptocurrency: dare you trust Facebook with your money? | John Naughton

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The social media giants foray into bitcoin territory should prompt suspicion Weve known for ages that somewhere in the bowels of Facebook people were beavering away designing a cryptocurrency. Various names were bandied about, including GlobalCoin and Facebook Coin. The … Continued

MacKenzie Bezos pledges at least half her wealth to charity

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Jeff Bezos former wife, known as worlds 22nd richest person with $36.6bn fortune, signs up to the Giving Pledge MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the worlds fourth richest woman after founder and chief executive of Amazon, has promised to give … Continued

Bitcoin Billionaires by Ben Mezrich review the tale of the Winklevoss twins

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Coders, cocktails and a bank heist in reverse the brothers who sued Mark Zuckerberg and hit bitcoin boom time If you have seen Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing their idea to make Facebook. (Zuckerberg eventually settled for $65m.) In that … Continued