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Brave Challenges Google’s Advertising Power Before the UK Competition Watchdog

Brave Challenges Google’s Advertising Power Before the UK Competition WatchdogThe company behind the privacy-oriented browser Brave has set out to convince regulators in the U.K. to end Google’s advertising monopoly in the digital space. In a filing with the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Brave puts forward recommendations on how to “neutralize” the tech giant’s “unfair data advantage.” Also read: Google Executive From […]

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84 PBOC Digital Currency Patents Show the Extent of China’s Digital Yuan

84 PBOC Digital Currency Patents Show the Extent of China's Digital YuanThe People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly filed 84 patents relating to its plans to launch a digital currency. The patents reveal the central bank’s plans which include integrating digital currency wallets into existing retail bank accounts. The potential for the Chinese central bank digital currency to achieve scale from the get-go has put […]

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Fed Chair Powell Reveals US Response to China’s Digital Yuan, Libra, Public Payments Ledger

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Reveals US Response to Digital Yuan, Libra, Public Payments LedgerIn his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell answered a number of questions regarding digital currencies. While stating that “a ledger where you know everybody’s payments” is not a problem in China, he believes it is not attractive for the U.S. Admitting that Facebook’s Libra project was a wake-up […]

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Facebook, China Light Flame Under Fed: Governor Cites Stablecoins Influencing Digital Dollar Research

Facebook, China Light Flame Under Fed: Governor Cites Stablecoins Influencing Digital Dollar ResearchAt the recent Symposium for Future Payments held in Stanford, California on February 5, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard stressed the importance of remaining “on the frontier of research and policy development regarding CBDC.” The position seems a contrast to the narrative in 2018 when Brainard maintained “there is no compelling demonstrated need for a […]

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US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and WhatsappUnder the guise of fighting against online child pornography, American politicians are trying to effectively ban end-to-end encryption on all communication technology platforms for everyone. Newly proposed legislation could force companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to create back doors on their services to make sure law enforcement can easily monitor everything they want or […]

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Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra Association

Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra AssociationAfter a spate of big names parting ways with the Libra Association late last year such as Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Ebay, British telecommunications giant Vodafone has become the latest to bid the ambitious digital asset project farewell. While Vodafone’s statement notes it does not rule out the possibility of working with Libra in the […]

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