Facebook Covert Audio Sharing Casts Doubt Over Libra Privacy

by bitcoinist 08/14/2019

Facebook used third-party contractors to listen to user audio without telling them, in a move which raises questions about the third-party sponsors of its libra cryptocurrency. Facebook Shared Messages With Third Parties As Bloomberg reported on August 13, Facebook confirmed it had used middleman firms to transcribe audio messages from its Messenger app.  The practice, which the company says it halted just last week, only involved users who had given their permission for audio collection



Gainers

Logo Coin Price Change(24 Hour)
Ethereum Classic
Ethereum Classic$6.07692

%9.66825

SOLVE
SOLVE$0.11201

%3.57994

Verge
Verge$0.00541

%3.04343

Ravencoin
Ravencoin$0.03450

%2.32762

Synthetix Network Token
Synthetix Network Token$0.31434

%1.60171

Augur
Augur$10.1822

%1.24206

Project Pai
Project Pai$0.02595

%1.21379

Waves
Waves$1.25795

%0.923721


Updated: 08/20/2019

Losers

Logo Coin Price Change(24 Hour)
QuarkChain
QuarkChain$0.01464

%-9.78976

Bitcoin Diamond
Bitcoin Diamond$0.71597

%-6.90363

Chainlink
Chainlink$2.40273

%-6.34058

Algorand
Algorand$0.62529

%-6.33115

Decentraland
Decentraland$0.03511

%-5.82474

Bytecoin
Bytecoin$0.00056

%-5.75175

WAX
WAX$0.05323

%-5.37222

NULS
NULS$0.43128

%-5.11062


Updated: 08/20/2019

via cointelegraph08/20/2019

US Secretary of State Wants to Regulate BTC Like Other E-Transactions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Bitcoin should be regulated the same way as other electronic financial transactions.


via coindesk08/20/2019

Pieter Wuille Unveils ‘Miniscript,’ A New Smart Contract Language for Bitcoin

Smart contracts could soon get a boost in bitcoin as prominent programmer Pieter Wuille has unveiled a new coding language designed specifically for their use. Posted to the bitcoin developer mailing list Monday, the ‘Miniscript’ language aims to make it easier for programmers to write up “smart contracts” or conditions for spending bitcoins. Programmers Wuille, Andrew …

via bitcoinist08/20/2019

Ethereum ‘Almost Full’ Says Vitalik Buterin As Bitcoin Dev Slates Supporters

Ethereum naysayers were out in force as the week began after co-founder Vitalik Buterin warned that the network’s blockchain was “almost full.” Buterin: ETH ‘Already Expensive’ In an interview with Canadian mainstream news outlet The Star, Buterin, discussed the future of Ethereum, along with the problems cryptocurrency faces on the path to broader adoption.  Using his project as an example, Buterin said that capacity on the Ethereum network was nearing its maximum, and that continued