Libra Association Hires Former HSBC CEO
The Libra Association, the organization developing the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency payments project, has hired a banking heavyweight with 25 years at HSBC.
Bitcoin is currently more valuable than all but six of the world's publicly traded companies.
Mezrich, who wrote the book that became "The Social Network," says that movie failed to present the real Winklevoss twins.
Also: Grayscale reports an a rise in participation from pensions while Ripple's Garlinghouse reveals he attempted to settle charges with the SEC ahead of its XRP suit.
Libra might eventually get off the ground as early as January albeit in a more limited format.
Beller, 27, will become a general partner at NFX. She'd worked at a16z before joining Facebook.
The Thai government and pro-democracy protesters are at war over social media. Authorities blocked local access to a Facebook group that was critical of the monarchy. Young protesters now fear the military government is interfering with Twitter as well.