Why is Bitcoin better? Let her count the ways.

Mar 2, 2021
Laura Shin, one of the first reporters to cover crypto-assets full time, says Bitcoin's "the most fascinating thing" she's watched.
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BNY Mellon announces it will offer cryptocurrency services

Feb 12, 2021
Mainstream banks may offer a layer of legitimacy to cryptocurrency that is appealing to big institutional investors.
Storing cryptocurrency like Bitcoin hasn’t always been easy. People have to worry about hackers and keep track of passwords for their digital wallets.
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Bigger investors are starting to take Bitcoin seriously

Jan 15, 2021
More institutional investors believe Bitcoin is standing the test of time, says Jordi Visser of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers.
"That's what's changed this time — time and the quality of the investors," Jordi Visser, of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, says about Bitcoin's development.
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How the FDIC approaches cryptocurrencies

Nov 5, 2019
Is it an asset or a security? Jelena McWilliams, head of the banking insurance agency, talks about balancing innovation and regulation.
FDIC chairman Jelena McWilliams talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about financial technology, or fintech, in April 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.
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Zuckerberg offers an olive branch on Libra

Oct 23, 2019
The Facebook CEO is trying to woo lawmakers and regulators to approve his digital currency.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook in Washington, DC, in 2018.
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Another partner abandons Facebook's cryptocurrency

Oct 14, 2019
Travel firm Booking Holdings has pulled out of the Libra Association as companies involved in the digital currency face increased regulation.
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Pushback may delay Facebook's digital currency plans

Sep 30, 2019
Facebook has to convince regulators and potential users its currency plans are credible.
Facebook announced details about Libra, its planned digital currency, in June.
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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency betrays the company's true ambitions

Jun 26, 2019
Is it time to start asking: What is the functional difference between a company and a country?
In 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg influenced our discourse, our privacy, our ideas about speech — free or otherwise — and our spending habits.
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Sending money to another country is a lot easier than it used to be

Jun 21, 2019
The remittances business is getting crowded, and customers have more options.
A sign advertises the money transfer service Western Union, often used to send remittances, in Berlin Germany.
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Facebook's crypto plan could disrupt remittance market

Jun 19, 2019
Facebook says sending money over its network will cost next to nothing. Remittance companies will be watching closely.
Facebook is leaping into the world of cryptocurrency with its own digital money, designed to let people save, send or spend money as easily as firing off text messages.
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