June 18, 2019

Tue. 06/19 – Is Facebook Now in Crypto... or Just Payments?


Facebook announces Libra, Twitch acquires Bebo, are unmanned convenience stores something people even want, Facebook wants more houses in Silicon Valley, and LA real estate is starting to look like Silicon Valley. Sponsors: SVB.com/next Castro Links: Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know (TechCrunch) FACEBOOK’S CALIBRA IS A SECRET WEAPON FOR MONETIZING ITS NEW CRYPTOCURRENCY (The Verge) Libra White Paper Shows How Facebook Borrowed From Bitcoin and Ethereum (CoinDesk) There’s a Second Token: A Breakdown of Facebook’s Crypto Economy (CoinDesk) Amazon's Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for up to $25M to bolster its esports effort (TechCrunch) China's unmanned store boom ends as quickly as it began (Nikkei Asian Review) $1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area homes (Google) Silicon Valley and Los Angeles Real Estate (LA Times) Ad-free Premium Feed!