Blockchain has arrived fully at the gates of Silicon Valley. Consider these two stories. Continue reading Google wants to index crypto. Facebook wants to eat it.
Facebook is reportedly “exploring” the creation of its own cryptocurrency, news media outlet Cheddar reported May 11. According to Cheddar’s anonymous sources, people “familiar with Facebook’s plans,” the social media giant is “very serious” about plans to launch an in-app virtual coin. Continue reading Facebook ‘Exploring’ Making Its Own Cryptocurrency
Sky News has reported today, March 18, that Twitter is considering implementing a ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising in two weeks according to an as-of-yet unconfirmed report. Twitter had not responded to a request for confirmation of the alleged crypto ad ban by press time. Continue reading Twitter Too May Ban Crypto-Related Ads
Although Bitcoin has been able to prove it is possible to exchange value without the need for the centralization of money production and validation, cryptocurrencies have a long way to go. Exchanging value freely online is probably the most important achievement since the internet actually came to existence. If you think about it, despite how many other technologies will influence, accelerate and improve the overall quality of living, like AI, VR, AR and machine learning, none can compare with cryptocurrency in terms of basic influence on people’s lives. This is, in a few years everyone will definitely use some sort of cryptocurrency for payments. Why would people still want to hold onto bank accounts that have fees to maintain? I’m not referring to companies or governments; I’m talking about people in general. The influence cryptocurrencies can have in daily things will happen much faster than other technologies, much like the internet. Continue reading Cryptocurrencies and the Distribution of Power in the Age of Google and Facebook