October 4th

“A PayPal spokesperson stated the payments firm would instead ‘continue to focus on advancing our existing mission and business priorities. We remain supportive of Libra’s aspirations and look forward to continued dialogue on ways to work together in the future.’

Libra Association’s head of policy and communications stated:

We recognize that change is hard, and that each organization that started this journey will have to make its own assessment of risks and rewards of being committed to seeing through the change that Libra promises. We look forward to the first Libra Council meeting in 10 days and will be sharing updates following that, including details of the 1,500 entities that have indicated enthusiastic interest to participate.”

See Also: Financial Stability Board: Stablecoins ‘May Pose Regulatory Challenges’


“With today’s updated Brave browser, Brave users can choose to transfer Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) out of their Brave Rewards wallet and convert the tokens to digital assets and fiat currencies, after completing a verification process with digital money platform Uphold.

Previously, the Brave browser wallet was unidirectional, and its sole purpose was to anonymously and securely contribute to online publishers of the user’s choosing. Brave users who opt into viewing privacy-preserving Brave Ads earn BAT on a monthly basis (70% of the ad revenue).”

See Also: How to connect Brave rewards to Uphold


“A block trade is a large transaction that takes place off the open market in order to avoid moving the price too much.

The trade, which took place Tuesday, comes on the heels of a disappointing launch last week for the much-hyped Bakkt, whose on-exchange volume in its first five trading days totaled just over $5 million.”


“Tim Cook poured cold water on the idea that Apple could release its own currency tokens.

I truly think currency should remain in the hands of the state. I’m not comfortable with the idea that a private entity can create a modern currency. Businesses are not elected — they should not encroach on this space.”


“After Oct. 7, trades of $10,000 and lower will see maker fees increase by 233% — from 0.15% to 0.50%. Taker fees within the tier will surge 100% — from 0.25% to 0.5%.

As such, Coinbase Pro will not only continue favoring its big traders, providing a zero maker fee for trades above $50 million, but will also adopt fee reductions for trades above $100,000 million.

If they don’t change, I’m going to Kraken.


Dash Updates

“Infura will continue its operations as a wholly owned business unit within the studio. 

In March, a report argued that by using Infura, developers rely on the infrastructure entirely operated by ConsenSys and hosted by Amazon Web Services, which creates a single point of failure that decentralization is designed to avoid.”


“According to the announcement, an update patch was released the following morning. The vulnerability reportedly affected all versions of Tendermint, on which Cosmos is built.

All validators and service providers on Tendermint-powered networks are encouraged to update their software as soon as possible.”