Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr dig deep into the possibilities—for good and ill (mostly ill)—of Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency. They cover how it work, why Facebook went the cryptocurrency route, and what Facebook has to gain from the project. Spoiler, the answer is everything!
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Sources referenced in this episode:
- Libra, Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Coming 2020
- Launching a Global Currency Is a Bold, Bad Move for Facebook – The New York Times
- Apple Context Machine Facebook Group – Facebook
- Bryan’s Twitter
- Bryan’s blog: GeekTells
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