Recap | Cryptocurrency influencers react to Facebook’s Libra, boon or risk for Bitcoin? | Hong Kong protestors buy Bitcoin over fears of mainland control
|CryptoSlate||Jun 18, 2019|| 5|
Following Facebook’s unveiling of its stable cryptocurrency, not only did top crypto influencers criticize the plan, but some European officials immediately called for deep scrutiny of the project, as reported by Bloomberg.
Some of the most prominent figures in the crypto community took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency.
Binance announced the launch of native Binance Chain BEP2 tokens pegged to top cryptocurrencies “in the coming days,” starting with Bitcoin.
The official whitepaper of Libra, the highly anticipated cryptocurrency of Facebook, has been released on libra.org, with additional partners.
Protests against a controversial extradition law resulted in Bitcoin trading at a premium in Hong Kong.
The price of Bitcoin surged from $7,000 to $9,275, up more than 20 percent against the U.S. dollar, within a seven-day span between June 11 and 18.
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