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Ripple Adds Former Facebook Exec as New Senior VP of Business and Corporate Development

Ripple, the company behind the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has recently employed Kahina Van Dyke as the new senior vice president of business and corporate development, according an official statement July 11. At the new position Van Dyke will be responsible for providing Ripple with strategic partnerships for international financial services, focusing on the development of “a new ...

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Facebook Director of Engineering Moves to Same Position at Company’s Blockchain Team

Evan Cheng, Facebook’s Director of Engineering of three years, has now moved to the same position at the company’s recently established blockchain team, TechCrunch reported Friday, July 6. The software engineer has updated his LinkedIn profile to reflect the newly acquired position, and the change has also been confirmed to TechCrunch by Facebook. Prior to this, Cheng was heading Programming ...

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Facebook Appoints Director of Engineering Blockchain

Director of engineering blockchain: Facebook has appointed one of its senior engineers Evan Cheng as its first “director of engineering blockchain”.  The new position was confirmed by Facebook on Tuesday and signals the companies seriousness about the technology. Cheng has previously been responsible for heading up Programming Languages & Runtimes at Facebook. Prior to that, he held a 10-year stint ...

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Facebook Appoints Director of Engineering Blockchain

Director of engineering blockchain: Facebook has appointed one of its senior engineers Evan Cheng as its first “director of engineering blockchain”.  The new position was confirmed by Facebook on Tuesday and signals the companies seriousness about the technology. Cheng has previously been responsible for heading up Programming Languages & Runtimes at Facebook. Prior to that, he held a 10-year stint ...

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Facebook Brings Back Crypto Ads, the ‘Woz’ Calls Bitcoin ‘Just Amazing’

Top Stories This Week Facebook Ends Cryptocurrency Ad Ban, Keep ICO Ban Active Facebook will no longer ban ads related to cryptocurrencies, but will maintain their ban on advertising Initial Coin Offerings. Crypto advertisers must now submit an application to Facebook, with acceptance for the ads pending on their eligibility. Nobel Prize Winner Robert Shiller Says Bitcoin Is “Epidemic of ...

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Facebook Lifts Its Cryptocurrency Ad Ban – Sort Of

Facebook has made changes to its policies concerning cryptocurrency. Rob Leathern, Product Management Director for the popular social media site, recently noted, “In January we announced a new policy to prohibit ads that promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices such as binary options, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency.” Leathern went on ...

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Facebook Reverses Cryptocurrency Ad Ban Amidst Rumors of a Coinbase …

Facebook has reversed its blanket ban on cryptocurrency ads and will now allow pre-approved crypto businesses to advertise. However, ICOs and binary options will still be prohibited from the platform. In a published blog post, Facebook Product Management Director Rob Leathern said the company has refined the policy and will now “allow ads that promote cryptocurrency and related content from ...

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Facebook Unbans Cryptocurrency Advertisements but Still Disallows ICOs

Multiple technology companies have taken a harsh stance on cryptocurrency advertisements. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter have all removed cryptocurrency advertisements from their platforms. Surprisingly, Facebook has already reversed its decision in a very peculiar way. Facebook Changes its Mind The proposed ban on cryptocurrency advertisements on the Facebook platform was not received well by the community. That was not ...

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Facebook Acquiring Coinbase? | Rumors Afloat of Potential Interest

Facebook acquiring Coinbase: Back in January of this year, Facebook banned cryptocurrency advertising on its platform. This move was in response to many other platforms banning ICO and cryptocurrency type advertisements – in the hopes of protecting its users from deceptive financial products and services. It seems the platform has once again shifted its stance on cryptocurrency. This Tuesday, the ...

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