The leader of Facebook’s crypto project is leaving the company

    David Marcus, the head of Facebook parent company Meta’s cryptocurrency efforts, said Tuesday that he will be parting company with the social media giant. Experts suggest that Marcus’s departure comes after delays of the Diem project amid scrutiny from regulators. Marcus announced the decision via a Monday tweet but hinted that it might be something…

    Facebook’s Diem has global ambitions

    There are two big questions on everyone’s lips now, writes Michael Garbade on Cointelegraph: What exactly is Facebook’s Diem, and what it will offer its potential 2 billion users? The year 2021 seems to be a big year for the blockchain world as several projects, such as nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and centralized decentralized finance exchanges…

    Facebook executive: Diem will be in “class of its own”

    Facebook has big plans for expanding in the world of financial services. Its upcoming digital wallet, Novi, will be built upon the still-pending stablecoin Diem to supplant established players like PayPal in the process. The social network’s Novi division will be “a next-generation digital wallet” built upon cryptocurrency that will be nothing short of a…

    Diem struggling to win over US policymakers for new global payments system

    Diem, the digital currency and global payment system project of Facebook, seemingly can’t cope with its struggle with financial regulators. The payment project has been facing difficulties with senior legislators in the Biden administration. Despite the whole might of the lobbying power of the social media giant, the project of Facebook stablecoin hasn’t been able…

    7 Stablecoin alternatives to Tether

    There’s Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin, whose prices are dependent on the volatile cryptocurrency market. And then there’s Tether (USDT), whose price will never float too far away from $1. While this stablecoin is the most popular in the world, it isn’t the only option, writes Jie Yee Ong on MakeUseOf. So, read on to…

    Polkadot features help to develop Facebook’s blockchain environment

    Built on Polkadot, Pontem Network, a decentralized application framework, has partnered with Pinknode service provider to develop an experimental test environment for Facebook’s Diem blockchain-based payment system. It will lay the groundwork for various applications to join Diem’s network, providing decentralized finance and other features to Facebook’s users. Diem Association, the rebranded Libra cryptocurrency project…