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Facebook Grilled By Senators Over ‘Crazy’ Cryptocurrency Plans. It Did Not Go Well.

Congressional lawmakers grilled a Facebook executive Tuesday about the social media giant’s plans for a new worldwide cryptocurrency network, with some saying they didn’t trust the tech behemoth amid an ongoing fallout over its privacy practices. The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing about Facebook’s plans for Libra, a new digital financial system it announced […]

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Facebook Unveils Plans For Its Own Cryptocurrency

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and […]

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2020 Candidates Pitch Plans To Help Black Americans At South Carolina Forum

CHARLESTON, S.C. ― Four Democratic presidential contenders discussed ways to address the economic problems that plague black Americans during a Saturday presidential forum here, the first state where nonwhite voters will have a key opportunity to shape the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020. All four candidates at the event ― South […]