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Libra's Bug Bounty Program Launches

CoinDesk
Through a partnership with the HackerOne bug bounty platform, the Libra Association is inviting the public to report vulnerabilities in the Libra network code, offering a max reward of $10,000.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

BitPay Initially Blocks Crypto Donation To Amazon Rainforest Charity

CoinDesk
Though the issue has since been resolved, crypto payments firm BitPay blocked a $100,000 donation made in an unnamed cryptocurrency to charity Amazon Watch, which is working to stop the fires currently ravaging the Amazon rainforest.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

At Least 3 Libra Association Members Have Considered Leaving

Financial Times
Three unnamed members of the Libra Association, the group tasked with overseeing Facebook's Libra network, have considered leaving the group, citing disappointment related to crypto regulations and fears of backlash from publicly showing support for Libra.
NEWS
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Swiss Data Protection Agency Expects Libra Info By End Of August

Reuters
Switzerland's Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) has been tapped by Facebook to oversee Libra and the Libra Association. While Facebook hasn't been the easiest to get in contact with for the FDPIC, the agency expects to have more information on the Libra project by the end of the month.
NEWS
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Monolith Partners With Digix, MakerDAO To Offer Loadable Visa Debit Card

Cointelegraph
To foster widespread digital payments adoption, UK-based banking alternative Monolith has decided to offer Visa debit cards that can be loaded with DGX, DGD, and DAI tokens.
NEWS
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People’s Bank Of China 'Close' To Launch Of Its Own Crypto

Bloomberg
Mu Changchun, deputy director of the People's Bank of China (PBoC), has stated that the group is close to finishing up and issuing its own cryptocurrency. However, unlike most blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, the PBoC’s currency is intended to give Beijing more control over its financial system.
NEWS
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80% Of Tether's Stablecoin Held By Just Over 300 Addresses

Bloomberg
Research from data provider Coin Metrics suggests that 80% of Tether's stablecoin, USDT, is currently being held in just 318 different crypto wallet addresses.
NEWS
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Bryan Bishop's New Plan For Time-Delayed Bitcoin Transactions

CoinDesk
Bitcoin Core contributor Bryan Bishop has published new plans for a "vault" system that was originally proposed in 2016 but was dropped, as it would have required a fork in the Bitcoin network. Bishop's new vault design would not require a fork and would allow for time-delayed bitcoin transactions, giving users time to reverse a transaction if their private information became compromised.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

US Lawmakers Might Be A-OK With Walmart's Crypto Plans

Cointelegraph
Following reports that Walmart may be interested in developing a cryptocurrency, Jaret Seiberg, senior policy analyst at investment banking corporation Cowen, stated that the company's domestic plans for its own crypto might appeal to US lawmakers more than Facebook's global plan for Libra.
NEWS
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Tether Becomes Less Transparent As It Launches On More Blockchains

Bloomberg
After launching a version of its stablecoin on Blockstream's sidechain, Liquid Network, investors are having a harder time tracking Tether transactions as it permeates across multiple networks.
NEWS
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Tipping On Twitter With Brave's BAT

CoinDesk
Following a beta test, blockchain-based browser Brave will now let its users tip individuals on Twitter using its native basic attention token.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

ECC CEO Pushes For New Zcash Dev Fund

CoinDesk
Zooko Wilcox, the CEO of the Electric Coin Company, the firm behind the Zcash project, is pushing for the network's community to offer possible solutions for a new Zcash developer funding model. The current Dev Fund, which sees a portion of the Zcash block rewards go to funding developer projects, will come to an end in October 2020.
NEWS
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Litecoin Prepares For Early August Halvening

Decrypt
On August 5, Litecoin's mining rewards will be cut in half from 25 coins to 12.5 coins per block. Litecoin creator Charlie Lee hopes the halved block rewards will ultimately lead to a jump in Litecoin's price, similar to the outcome of the network's first "halvening" back in August 2015.
NEWS
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Tether Corners Remittance Service Market For Chinese Importers

CoinDesk
Chinese importers in Russia have overwhelmingly begun sticking with Tether's USDT to send large sums of money back to their home country, with one Moscow-based over-the-counter trader saying they see anywhere from $10 million to $30 million worth of USDT purchased daily.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Philippines-Based UnionBank Launches Its Own Stablecoin

Cointelegraph
The UnionBank-issued stablecoin, PHX, is pegged to the Philippine peso and will help to facilitate transparent and automatic execution of payments to some of the country's more rural banks.
NEWS
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Facebook Admits Libra May Never Actually Launch

CoinDesk
In a quarterly report sent to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook stated that technical barriers and the unclear crypto regulatory landscape in the US could mean that the Libra cryptocurrency might never see the light of day.