Meero prikuplja 230 milijuna dolara za svoju foto platformu na zahtjev – TechCrunch


Šanse su da uvijek pogledate fotografije prije nego što naručite hranu u omiljenoj aplikaciji za isporuku hrane ili prije nego što rezervirate hotelsku sobu. Francuski startup Meero želi da web i mobilne aplikacije izgledaju lijepo pomažući tvrtkama da dobiju dobre fotografije. A tvrtka je upravo prikupila 230 milijuna dolara za financiranje.

Eurazeo, Prime Ventures i Avenir Growth vodeći su krugovi današnjeg financiranja. Postojeći ulagači uključuju Global Founders Capital, Aglaé Ventures, Alven, White Star Capital i Idinvest. Tvrtka tvrdi da predstavlja najveću seriju C u Francuskoj.

U svojoj srži, Meero je sveobuhvatno tržište fotografa diljem svijeta. Na taj način tvrtke mogu pronaći slobodnog novinara i vratiti fotografije za manje od 24 sata. U osnovi, dobivanje profesionalnih snimaka postaje proces na zahtjev.

Tvrtka se trenutno usredotočuje na nekoliko ključnih industrija, uključujući nekretnine, hranu, iskustva, maloprodaju i e-trgovinu. Možda se vaš omiljeni Instagram-native brand oslanja na Meero za svoje snimke proizvoda.

Ali Meero zna da mnogim fotografima nisu potrebni tragovi. Zato startup pruža i mnoge usluge kako bi im olakšao život.

I početi s dobivanje osnove pravo. Meero se brine o papirologiji. Ne morate slati ugovor, ne morate skupljati novac od svojih klijenata. Naravno, Meero će smanjiti transakcije.

Tvrtka također radi na automatskim algoritmima za uređivanje fotografija. Ako fotograf želi prihvatiti više fotografija, potrebno je manje vremena za uređivanje fotografija. Tako Meero radi na AI-powered tehnologiji za automatsko poboljšanje sirovih snimaka.

Trenutno u timu ima 80 ljudi, a tvrtka planira razviti tehnički tim na 300 ljudi kako bi otišli dalje na ovu temu.

U budućnosti, Meero planira pokrenuti majstorske i dokumentarne filmove za svoje fotografe. Bit će još susreta kako bi fotografi mogli razgovarati zajedno. A tvrtka također planira predstaviti časopis i temelj za podršku fotografiji.

Ali veća je vijest da Meero planira otvoriti tržište za pojedinačne kupce. I da, to znači da vaše sljedeće vjenčanje može pokrenuti Meero – to je unosna industrija.

Meero je uspio privući 31.000 klijenata u 100 zemalja. Trenutno je na platformi 58.000 fotografa. 600 ljudi radi izravno za Meero kroz pet različitih ureda.

Upoznajte Nuroa, robota veličine pinte koji bi jednog dana mogao isporučiti vašu pizzu



Robotička tvrtka Nuro uskoro će na ulicama Houstona osloboditi vozila koja se sami voze. To nije partnerstvo koje dijeli vožnja niti novi Tesla natjecatelj, ali probna vožnja u budućnosti koju svi čekamo.

Počevši od ove jeseni, Domino planira zaposliti flotu Nuro vozila, svaki električni i samousmjeran, kako bi isporučio vruću pizzu izravno iz pećnica na vrata. Svaki od električnih automobila ima najveću brzinu od oko 25 milja na sat, a uskoro će dijeliti ceste s automobilima kojima upravljaju ljudi.

Ova vozila, međutim, nisu izgrađena za ljude. Svaka je oko pola visine i širine tipičnog automobila kojima nedostaje prostor i hardver (uključujući sjedala i upravljačka kola) za ljudske pilote. Prema navodima tvrtke Nuro, minijaturna vozila dizajnirana su tako da ostavljaju dodatni prostor strojevima za kretanje po preprekama i izbjegavaju sudare s ljudskim vozačima.

Nakon narudžbe kupci mogu pratiti vozilo bez vozača koristeći Domino aplikaciju. Kada stigne na željeno mjesto, kupci otključavaju odjeljak u vozilu pomoću PIN koda koji je dodala aplikacija.

Kevin Vasconi, izvršni potpredsjednik i glavni informacijski službenik Domina, izjavio je u izjavi:

Uvijek smo u potrazi za novim načinima inoviranja i razvoja doživljaja isporuke za naše klijente. Nurova vozila posebno su dizajnirana kako bi optimizirala iskustvo isporuke hrane, što ih čini vrijednim partnerom u našem autonomnom putovanju vozilom.

Nuro, osnovan u Mountain Viewu u Kaliforniji, nije baš domaćinstvo. Ali svima koji obraćaju pozornost, to je ključni igrač u autonomnom prostoru za vozila. Osnovali su ga Jiajun Zhu i David Ferguson – oba rana zaposlenika u Googleovom nekadašnjem projektu samouprave, Waymo – tvrtka se sada može pohvaliti s više od 200 zaposlenika, uključujući vrhunske talente iz Googlea, Tesla i drugi.

Mjesecima se testovi vrše, isporučujući namirnice kupcima Krogera u Phoenixu i Houstonu.

Ove jeseni, podijelit će se na dostavu pizza, isporučujući svoje prve pizze Domino korisnicima koji naručuju online u Houstonu. U početku će test biti ograničen na jedno mjesto. Ali ako je to uspješno, moglo bi otvoriti put za druga autonomna dostavna vozila, a ne samo za pizzerije. Test, ako ništa drugo, nudi optimističan pogled za stanovnike Houstona umorne od prometnih cesta u prometu. Houston, četvrti po veličini grad u zemlji po broju stanovnika, prostrana je metropola u kojoj živi više od dva milijuna stanovnika. Reći da je promet postao malo problem u posljednjih nekoliko godina je stavljajući ga olako.

Za Domino's, koji dnevno isporučuje tri milijuna pizza (globalno), autonomna isporuka je očito veliki dio njegove budućnosti. Prošle godine tvrtka je sklopila partnerstvo s Fordom kako bi probala autonomnu dostavu u Michiganu i Miamiju. “Prilika da našim klijentima donesemo izbor iskustva s isporukom bez posade, a naši operateri dodatno rješenje za isporuku tijekom žurbe u trgovini, važan je dio našeg autonomnog testiranja vozila”, dodao je Vasconi.

Njegov najveći rival, Pizza Hut, također testira autonomnu isporuku pomoću vozila koje je dizajnirala Toyota,

Do sada su se vozila koristila samo za testiranje. To će vjerojatno potrajati godinama prije nego što ih bilo koji lanac trgovina ili restoran u potpunosti prihvati do točke u kojoj istisnu ljudske vozače. Ali pisanje je na zidu, a ti se poslovi svakako trebaju smatrati ugroženim.

Ali to nije sve loše. Biti vozač dostave, prema podacima Zavoda za statistiku rada, jedan je od najopasnijih poslova u Americi.

Možda ostavimo opasne stvari robotima?

Simone Giertz je preobraženi kamionet Tesla Model 3 je divan – TechCrunch


YouTubea Simone Giertz, slavni DIY izumitelj, robotičar i generalni proizvođač cool stvari, odlučio je ne čekati Teslin predstojeći kamionet. Umjesto toga, kupila je Teslu Model 3 izravno iz tvrtke novi, a zatim koristi lakat, genijalnost, neke pomoći od prijatelja i električnih alata za pretvaranje u dvosjed s flatbed.

Nevjerojatna je stvar, za razliku od nekih robota koje je Giertz poznat po tome što je finalni proizvod izgledao sjajno – kako u pogledu detalja tako iu smislu njegove funkcionalnosti. Giertz je također postavio kavez preko kreveta za kamione i vrata prtljažnika koja se mogu udvostručiti kao radna klupa. Osim toga, kao što možete vidjeti iz ove lažne reklame za takozvanu "Trucklu", stvar je i dalje na i izvan ceste.

Zajedno sa svojom ekipom, Giertz je iznajmio radionicu za gradnju, koja je trajala oko dva tjedna i puno piljenja na metalnom kućištu. Tim je morao obnoviti ključne komponente poput kaveza za valjanje kako bi osigurao da je gotov proizvod još uvijek siguran.

Još uvijek treba obaviti posao u pogledu hidroizolacije, podizanja vozila, preoblikovanja boje i još više, po Giertzu, ali gotovi proizvod izgleda nevjerojatno, a potencijalno bolji od bilo koje znanstveno-fantastične noćne more Elon Musk sastavlja za stvarni Teslin kamionet.

Geesaa automatizira (ali previše komplicira) pourover kavu – TechCrunch


Izrada pourover kave je omiljeni moj ritual većinom ujutro. Ali ima vremena kad bih volio da mogu popiti jednu šalicu bez čašice o kuhinji – a Geesaa, novi gadget koji traži sredstva na Kickstarteru, dopušta mi to. Ali to je definitivno još uvijek način da budete obavezan.

Zanimaju me alternativne metode pripreme kave, niske i visoke tehnologije, tako da sam bio sretan da pristanem isprobati Geesau kad su me kontaktirali ispred svog Kickstartera kampanja će se nastaviti (već su postigli cilj u ovom trenutku). Morao sam testirati jedan od njihovih prototipa i koristiti ga i isključiti posljednjih par tjedana.

Geesaa je dio novog vala aparata za kavu koji napreduje u tradicionalnim tehnikama kapanja, pokušavajući se približiti ručnom pouroveru. To obično znači pažljivo kontroliranje temperature vode i ispuštanje ne samo u struju koja je dovoljno snažna da istiskuje i odgaja mljevenu kavu, već u obrascu koji je sličan onome što biste učinili da ga sipate rukom. (Automatica, još jedna sa sličnom idejom, nažalost nije uspjela.)

Različiti proizvođači to rade na različite načine, tako da Geesaa nije baš sama, iako je njezin mehanizam jedinstven. Umjesto da koristi malo tušera koji redovito kaplje po tlu ili šalje spiralni potok, Geesaa vrti bokal i izlije vodu iz glave koja se kreće iznad nje.

Time se postiže vrsta spiralne tečnosti koju ćete vidjeti mnogi radeći bariste, pazeći da su površine ravnomjerno vlažne i uznemirene, bez stvaranja previše tanke tekućine (zvuči ukusno, zar ne?). Zapravo, to je upravo ono što Geesaa radi – sve dok dobivate postavke.

Kao i svaki drugi gadget, ovaj aparat za kavu je "pametan" po tome što ima čip i memoriju iznutra, ali ne nužno pametan na bilo koji drugi način. Ovaj vam omogućuje da odaberete iz niza "recepata" koji navodno odgovaraju određenim kavama koje će Geesaa, kao svoj sekundarni poslovni model, prodavati vlasnicima u savršeno izmjerenim paketima. Paket će se isporučivati ​​s NFC karticom koju jednostavno dodirnete izrađivača kako biste je pokrenuli s tim postavkama.

To je zapravo dobra ideja, ali više odgovara hotelskoj sobi nego domu. Radije sam koristio tu aplikaciju koja, iako je više nego prekomplicirana, omogućuje dizajniranje vlastitih recepata s impresivnom raznolikošću varijabli. Možete prilagoditi temperaturu vode, pauze između "faza", širine spiralnog uzorka, brzine vode i još mnogo toga.

Iako je vjerojatno da ćete jednostavno doći do omiljenog recepta ili dva, lijepo je biti u mogućnosti eksperimentirati ili prilagoditi u slučaju gostiju novu vrstu kave ili novi mlinac. Možete, kao što sam učinio, zamijeniti uključeni bokal za vlastiti konus i šalicu, ili mrežasti konus, ili bilo što drugo – sve dok je otprilike prava veličina koju možete natjerati da radi. Nema čipa koji vas ograničava na određene spremnike ili kave.

Usput, nisam siguran koja je priča s imenom. Kada ga pokrenete, na malom ekranu piše "Coffee Dancer", što izgleda kao bolje englesko ime za uređaj od Geesaa, ali hej.

Kada radi, funkcionira, ali još uvijek ima mnogo neugodnosti koje nećete dobiti uz čajnik i kapanje. Imajte na umu da se radi o prototipu (treća generacija, ali još uvijek) uređaja i aplikacije koji se još uvijek testiraju.

Jedna stvar koju sam primijetila je da je temperatura općenito premala. Čak i najviša raspoloživa temperatura, 97 C (oko 206 F), ne izgleda toliko vruće koliko bi trebala. Ugrađeni recepti proizvodili su kavu koja je izgledala samo topla, a ne vruća. Možda se voda hladi dok putuje po ruci i prolazi kroz zrak – to je netrivalno kada govorite o malim kapljicama! Tako da do trenutka kada dođe do kave može biti niže nego što biste željeli, dok će izlazak iz kotlića gotovo uvijek biti vruć koliko može. (Ne želite da vam najtoplija voda bude moguća, ali je previše hladno koliko je problem previše vruće.)

Ostao sam bez filtera za uključeni bokal pa sam upotrijebio svoj zlatni Kone filtar, koji je odlično radio.

Sučelje na uređaju je prilično ograničeno, s malim biranjem i LCD zaslonom koji prikazuje dvije linije odjednom. To je unaprijed učitano s tonama recepata za vrste kave koje možda nikada nećete vidjeti (što pravi ljubitelj kave naručuje pred-pakete s jednim posluživanjem?), A aplikacija je pretrpana načinima ispunjavanja profila okusa, vijesti i stvari koje malo izgleda da će ljudi iskoristiti. Nakon što upotrijebite recept, možete ga nazvati od samog proizvođača.

Jednom sam vidio da je bokal bio malo izvan centra kad je počeo kuhati, a kad sam ga namjestio, platforma za centrifugiranje se upravo zaustavila i ne bi se ponovno pokrenula. Drugi put se glava nije pomaknula tijekom procesa kuhanja, samo je razorila središte terena dok se konus nije gotovo u potpunosti napunio. (Naravno, možete zaustaviti stroj u bilo kojem trenutku i ponovno ga pokrenuti ako nešto pođe po zlu.)

Ipak, kada je to funkcioniralo, bila je dosljedno dobra kava i mnogo brža od moje standardne ručne obrade.

Estetski je u redu – moderna i jasna, iako bez elegancije koju vidite u dizajnu Boduma i Ratioa.

Dolazi iu bijeloj boji. Znaš, za bijele kuhinje.

Sam proizvođač je prilično velik – nepotrebno tako, osjećam, iako znam da baza mora sakriti mehanizam za okretanje i nekoliko drugih stvari. Ali na dubini većoj od trideset centimetara, i visokoj gotovo tri metra, ima prilično velik otisak, veći od mnogih drugih aparata za kavu.

Osjećam da je Geesaa dobar mehanizam za pripremu kave opterećen prekompliciranim digitalnim sučeljem. Iskreno bih volio mehanički brojčanik na samom aparatu, po jedan za temperaturu, količinu i možda stilu kuhanja (sve odjednom, prvo cvatu, pauzu nakon 45 sekundi, itd.). Možda i nešto za kontrolu širine spirale.

I naravno na 700 dolara (na trenutno dostupnoj razini zaloga) ova stvar je skupa kao pakao. Usporedbe u kampanji nisu doista točne – možete dobiti odličan aparat za kavu poput Bonnavite za 150 USD i naravno za manje od toga.

Na 700 dolara, i uz mogućnosti ove stvari, i uz bočnu gužvu u prodaji paketa kave, ovo se čini kao bolje podudaranje s butik hotelskom sobom ili elegantnom uredskom kuhinjom od kuće običnog ljubitelja kave. Uživam ga koristiti, ali njegova rasutost i složenost su suprotne minimalnom iskustvu izrade kave koju sam godinama uživao. Ipak, super je vidjeti kako se pojavljuju čudne nove metode za pripremu kave, a ako ste zainteresirani, možete ih vratiti na Kickstarter sljedeći tjedan.

Sve što trebate znati – TechCrunch


Facebook je napokon otkrila je detalje svoje kripto valute Vaga, koja će vam omogućiti kupnju stvari ili slanje novca ljudima s gotovo nula naknada. Pseudonimno ćete kupiti ili unovčiti vašu Vagu na internetu ili na mjestima razmjene kao što su trgovine prehrambenim proizvodima i potrošiti je koristeći interoperabilne aplikacije treće strane ili novčanik tvrtke Calibra tvrtke Facebook koji će biti ugrađen u WhatsApp, Messenger i vlastitu aplikaciju. Danas je Facebook objavio svoju bijelu knjigu u kojoj se objašnjava Vaga i njezin testnet za razradu pregiba njegovog blockchain sustava prije javnog lansiranja u prvoj polovici 2020. godine.

Facebook neće u potpunosti kontrolirati Vagu, nego će dobiti samo jedan glas u njegovoj upravi, kao i drugi članovi osnivači Udruge Libra, uključujući Visu, Uber i Andreessen Horowitz koji su svaki uložili najmanje 10 milijuna dolara u operacije projekta. Udruga će promovirati open-izvor Libre blockchain i razvojnu platformu s vlastitim Move programskim jezikom plus prijaviti tvrtke prihvatiti Vaga za plaćanje, pa čak i dati kupcima popuste ili nagrade.

Facebook lansira podružnicu koja se također zove Calibra koja upravlja svojim kripto poslovima i štiti privatnost korisnika tako da nikada ne miješa plaćanja s vašom Vagom s vašim Facebook podacima tako da se ne može koristiti za ciljanje oglasa. Vaš pravi identitet neće biti povezan s vašim javno vidljivim transakcijama. No, Facebook / Calibra i drugi članovi osnivači Udruge Vaga će zaraditi kamatu na novac korisnika novca koji se drži u rezervi kako bi vrijednost stabilne Vage ostala stabilna.

Neustrašiva nastojanja Facebooka da stvori globalnu digitalnu valutu koja promiče financijsku inkluziju za one koji nemaju bankovni račun zapravo imaju više ugrađene privatnosti i decentralizacije nego što su mnogi očekivali. Umjesto da odmah pokuša dominirati u budućnosti Libre ili istisnuti tone novca iz nje, Facebook umjesto toga igra dugu igru ​​povlačeći uplate u svoju internetsku domenu. VP-ov potpredsjednik bloga David Marcus objasnio je motiv tvrtke i povezivanje s glavnim izvorima prihoda tijekom brifinga u povijesnoj zgradi Minta u San Franciscu. "Ako se dogodi više trgovine, onda će više malih poduzeća prodavati više na i izvan platforme, a željet će kupiti više oglasa na platformi pa će to biti dobro za naše oglase."

Rizik i nagrada za izgradnju novog PayPala

U kripto valutama, Facebook je vidio i prijetnju i priliku. Obećali su da će poremetiti kako se stvari kupuju i prodaju, eliminirajući transakcijske pristojbe koje su zajedničke kreditnim karticama. To je opasno blizu oglasnoj tvrtki Facebook koja utječe na ono što se kupuje i prodaje. Ako je konkurent kao što je Google ili noviji sagradio popularni novčić i mogao pratiti transakcije, saznali bi što ljudi kupuju i mogu umanjiti milijarde koje je potrošio na Facebook marketingu. U međuvremenu, 1,7 milijardi ljudi kojima nedostaje bankovni račun mogli bi odabrati tko god im ponudi alternativu za financijske usluge kao i njihov online davatelj identiteta. To je još jedna stvar koju Facebook želi biti.

Ipak, postojeće kriptokurte kao što su Bitcoin i Ethereum nisu bile adekvatno osmišljene kako bi bile mjerilo razmjene. Njihova nepotvrđena cijena bila je podložna ogromnim i nepredvidivim promjenama, što je trgovcima bilo teško prihvatiti kao plaćanje. Kripto valute propuštaju veći dio svojih potencijala izvan spekulacija, osim ako ima dovoljno mjesta koja će ih uzeti umjesto dolara, a iskustvo kupnje i trošenja je dovoljno jednostavno za glavnu publiku. No, s Facebookovim odnosom sa 7 milijuna oglašivača i 90 milijuna malih tvrtki i njegovim iskustvom s iskustvom korisnika, bilo je dobro da se uhvati u koštac s ovim problemom.

Sada Facebook želi učiniti Libru evolucijom PayPala , Nadamo se da će Libra postati jednostavnija za uspostavljanje, sveprisutnija kao način plaćanja, učinkovitija s manje naknada, pristupačnija za banke koje se ne plaćaju, fleksibilnije zahvaljujući programerima i dugotrajnije kroz decentralizaciju.

"Uspjeh će značiti da osoba koja radi u inozemstvu ima brz i jednostavan način slanja novca obitelji, a student može platiti najamninu jednako lako kao što može kupiti kavu", piše Facebook u svojoj dokumentaciji o Vagi. To bi danas bilo veliko poboljšanje kada ste zapeli u plaćanju najamnine u nesigurnim provjerama, dok izrabljujuće usluge doznaka kao što je naplata u prosjeku 7% za slanje novca u inozemstvo, uzimajući 50 milijardi dolara od korisnika godišnje. Vaga bi također mogla napajati sitne mikro transakcije u vrijednosti od samo nekoliko centi koji su nemogući uz priložene naknade za kreditne kartice ili zamijeniti vašu unaprijed plaćenu tranzitnu propusnicu.

… Ili bi ga globalno mogli ignorirati potrošači koji ga vide kao previše gnjavaže zbog premale nagrade ili previše nepoznate i ograničene upotrebe kako bi ih privukli u moderni financijski krajolik. Facebook je izgradio reputaciju preopterećenih proizvoda. Trebat će sva pomoć koju može dobiti ako želi zamijeniti ono što je već u našim džepovima.

Kako Libra djeluje?

Do sada poznajete osnove Vage. U gotovini u lokalnoj valuti, uzmite Vagu, trošite ih kao dolare bez velikih transakcijskih pristojbi ili vašeg pravog imena, isplatite ih kad god poželite. Slobodno prestanite čitati i dijelite ovaj članak ako vam je to sve stalo. Međutim, temeljna tehnologija, udruga koja njome upravlja, novčanici koje ćete koristiti i način na koji plaćanja funkcioniraju imaju ogroman broj fascinantnih detalja. Facebook je objavio preko 100 stranica dokumentacije o Libri i Calibri, a izvučeni su najvažniji podaci. Uronimo.

Udruga Vaga – kriptoova nova oligarhija

Facebook je znao da ljudi neće vjerovati da će u potpunosti upravljati kripto valutom koju koriste, a također je htjela pomoći da se potakne usvajanje. Dakle, društvena mreža je regrutirala članove osnivača Udruge Vaga, neprofitna koja nadgleda razvoj tokena, pričuvu stvarnih sredstava koja joj daju vrijednost, i pravila upravljanja blokchainom. "Ako smo ga kontrolirali, vrlo malo ljudi bi željeli skočiti na njih i učiniti ih svojim", kaže Marcus.

Svaki član osnivač platio je najmanje 10 milijuna dolara kako bi se pridružio i opcionalno postao operator čvora validatora (više o tome kasnije), dobio jedan glas u vijeću Udruge Libra i imao pravo na dio (razmjerno njihovom ulaganju) dividende od kamata zarađena na rezervama Vage plaća fiat valutu za primanje Vage.

28 članova-osnivača udruge i njihovih industrija, o kojima je ranije izvijestio Frank Chaparro iz Bloka, uključuju:

  • Plaćanja: Mastercard, PayPal, PayU (Naspersova fintech ruka), Stripe, Visa
  • Tehnologija i tržnice: Booking Holdings, eBay, Facebook / Calibra, Farfetch, Lyft, Mercado Pago, Spotify AB, Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Telekomunikacije: Ilijada, Vodafone Grupa
  • Blockchain: Anchorage, Bison Trails, Coinbase, Inc., Xapo Holdings Limited
  • Venture capital: Andreessen Horowitz, probojne inicijative, Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital, Union Square Ventures
  • Neprofitne i multilateralne organizacije i akademske institucije: Laboratorij za kreativno uništavanje, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Žensko svjetsko bankarstvo

Facebook kaže kako se nada da će stići do 100 osnivača prije službenog pokretanja Libre, a otvoren je svima koji udovoljavaju zahtjevima, uključujući izravne konkurente poput Googlea ili Twittera. Udruga Libra ima sjedište u Ženevi, u Švicarskoj i sastajat će se svake dvije godine. Zemlja je izabrana zbog svog neutralnog statusa i snažne potpore financijskim inovacijama, uključujući tehnologiju blockchain.

Vaga upravljanja – Tko dobiva glas

Da bi se pridružio udruzi, članovi moraju imati pola prostora poslužitelja, 100Mbps ili više namjenske internetske veze, inženjer pouzdanosti web-lokacije i sigurnost poslovnog razreda. Tvrtke moraju doseći dva od tri praga tržišne vrijednosti od milijardu USD ili 500 milijuna USD u saldu kupaca, dostići 20 milijuna ljudi godišnje, i / ili biti prepoznate kao top 100 vodeća tvrtka u skupini poput Interbrand Global ili S&P.

Kripto-usmjereni investitori moraju imati više od milijardu dolara u upravljanju imovinom, dok tvrtke Blockchain moraju poslovati već godinu dana, imaju sigurnost i privatnost poduzeća, te skrbništvo ili ulog veći od 100 milijuna dolara u imovini. I samo jedna trećina članova osnivača može putem kripto-povezanih tvrtki ili pojedinačno pozvanih iznimaka. Facebook prihvaća i istraživačke organizacije kao što su sveučilišta i neprofitne organizacije koje ispunjavaju tri od četiri kvalitete, uključujući rad na financijskoj inkluziji preko pet godina, multinacionalni pristup mnogim korisnicima, top 100 oznaka Charity Navigator ili nešto slično, i / ili 50 milijuna dolara u proračunu.

Udruga Vaga bit će odgovorna za odabir novih članova osnivača koji će djelovati kao čvorovi za validaciju bloka, prikupljanje sredstava za pokretanje ekosustava, osmišljavanje poticajnih programa za nagrađivanje ranih usvojitelja i dodjeljivanje potpora za socijalni učinak. Vijeće s predstavnikom svakog člana pomoći će u odabiru upravnog direktora udruge koji će imenovati izvršni tim, izabrati odbor od 5 do 19 vrhunskih predstavnika.

Svaki član, uključujući Facebook / Calibra, dobit će samo jedan glas ili 1% od ukupnog broja glasova (što god je veće) u vijeću Udruge Libra. To osigurava razinu decentralizacije koja štiti od Facebooka ili bilo kojeg drugog igrača koji otima Vagu za vlastitu dobit. Izbjegavajući isključivo vlasništvo i dominaciju nad Vagom, Facebook bi mogao izbjeći dodatnu kontrolu od strane regulatora koji je već istražuju zbog mora kršenja privatnosti i potencijalno protukonkurentskog ponašanja. U pokušaju da spriječe kritike zakonodavaca, Udruga Libra piše: “Pozdravljamo javnu istragu i odgovornost. Predani smo dijalogu s regulatorima i donositeljima odluka. Mi dijelimo interes kreatora politike za stalnu stabilnost nacionalnih valuta. ”

Valuta Vage – Stabilno

Vaga je jedinica kriptovalute Vage koja je predstavljena s tri valovita vodoravna linija unicode znakom the kao što je dolar predstavljen s $. Vrijednost Vage je namijenjena da ostane u velikoj mjeri stabilna pa je to dobar medij za razmjenu jer trgovci mogu biti sigurni da im se danas neće platiti Vaga koja sutra vrijedi manje. Vrijednost Libre povezana je s košaricom bankovnih depozita i kratkoročnih državnih vrijednosnica za mnoštvo povijesno stabilnih međunarodnih valuta, uključujući dolar, funtu, euro, švicarski franak i jen. Udruga Vaga održava ovu košaru imovine i može promijeniti stanje svog sastava ako je potrebno kako bi nadoknadila velike promjene cijena u bilo kojoj stranoj valuti, tako da vrijednost Vage ostaje dosljedna.

Ime Vaga dolazi od riječi za rimsku jedinicu mjere težine. Pokušava se osloniti na osjećaj financijske slobode igrajući na francuskom stablu "Lib" što znači slobodno.

Udruga Vaga još uvijek otkriva točnu početnu vrijednost za Vagu, ali je namijenjena negdje blizu vrijednosti dolara, eura ili funte, tako da je lako zamisliti. Na taj način, galon mlijeka u SAD-u bi mogao koštati 3 do 4 Vage, slično, ali ne baš isto kao s dolarima.

Ideja je da ćete unovčiti nešto novca i zadržati ravnotežu Vage koju možete potrošiti na prihvaćanje trgovaca i online usluga. Moći ćete trgovati u svojoj lokalnoj valuti za Vagu i obrnuto putem određenih aplikacija iz novčanika, uključujući Facebookovu Calibru, aplikacije novčanika drugih proizvođača i lokalne preprodavače kao što su trgovine ili trgovine s namirnicama gdje ljudi već idu na nadopunu svog mobilnog podatkovnog plana ,

Rezervat Vage – jedan za jedan

Svaki put kad netko unovči dolar ili njihovu lokalnu valutu, taj novac ide u rezervat Vage i ekvivalentna vrijednost Vage se kuje i isplaćuje toj osobi. Ako netko isplati iz Udruge Vage, Vaga koju vraćaju uništavaju se / spaljuju i dobivaju jednaku vrijednost u svojoj lokalnoj valuti. To znači da je uvijek 100% vrijednosti Vage u optjecaju osigurano sredstvima iz stvarnog svijeta u rezervi Vage. Nikada ne prolazi frakcijom. I neupadljivi „kvačeni“ stabilni kovani novac koji je vezan za jednu valutu kao što je USD, Vaga održava svoju vlastitu vrijednost – premda bi to trebalo isplatiti otprilike u istom iznosu određene valute tijekom vremena.

Kada se članovi Udruge Libra pridruže i plate svoj minimalni iznos od 10 milijuna dolara, dobivaju investicijske žetone za Libru. Njihov udio u ukupnim tokenima pretvara se u udio dividende koju ostvaruju od kamata na imovinu u rezervi. Te se dividende isplaćuju tek nakon što udruga Libra koristi kamate za plaćanje operativnih troškova, ulaganja u ekosustav, inženjerska istraživanja i bespovratna sredstva za neprofitne organizacije i druge organizacije. Ovaj interes je dio onoga što je privuklo članove Udruge Libra. Ako Vaga postane popularna i mnogi ljudi nose veliku ravnotežu valute, pričuva će rasti ogromna i zaraditi značajan interes.

Vaga Blockchain – izgrađen za brzinu

Svako plaćanje Libre trajno se upisuje u blok-lanac Vage – kriptografski ovjerenu bazu podataka koja djeluje kao javna internetska knjiga dizajnirana za obradu 1000 transakcija u sekundi. To bi bilo mnogo brže od 7 transakcija Bitcoin-a u sekundi ili Bitcoin-a 15. Blok-lanac se kontrolira i stalno provjerava osnivačima Udruge Vaga koja je svaki uložila 10 milijuna dolara ili više za izgovor u upravljanje kriptovalutom i sposobnost upravljanja čvorom za validaciju ,

Kada je transakcija predana, svaki od čvorova pokreće izračun na temelju postojeće knjige svih transakcija. Zahvaljujući Bizantinskom sustavu tolerancije na pogreške, samo dvije trećine čvorova moraju doći do konsenzusa da je transakcija legitimna za njezino izvršenje i zapisivanje u blockchain. Struktura Merkleovih stabala u šifri olakšava prepoznavanje promjena koje su napravljene u blokeru Vage. Sa 5KB transakcija, 1000 provjera u sekundi provjere na robnim CPU-ovima, i do 4 milijarde računa, blockchain Vage trebao bi moći raditi na 1000 transakcija u sekundi ako nas čvorovi imaju najmanje 40Mbps veze i 16TB SSD tvrde diskove.

Transakcije na Vagi ne mogu se poništiti. Ako napad kompromitira više od jedne trećine čvorova za provjeru valjanosti koji uzrokuju račvanje u blok-lancu, Udruga Vaga kaže da će privremeno zaustaviti transakcije, utvrditi opseg štete i preporučiti softverska ažuriranja za rješavanje vilice.

Transakcije nisu potpuno besplatne. Oni plaćaju mali dio centa kako bi platili „plin“ koji pokriva troškove obrade transfera sredstava sličnih Ethereumu. Ova naknada će biti zanemariva za većinu potrošača, ali kada se zbroje troškovi plina, odvratit će loše aktere od stvaranja milijuna transakcija za napajanje spama i napade na odbijanje usluge. "Namjerno smo pokušali ne masovno uvesti inovacije na samom blockchainu jer želimo da bude skalabilan i siguran", kaže Marcus o prepravljanju najboljih elemenata postojećih kriptokurata.

U ovom trenutku, blokchain vage je ono što se naziva "dozvoljeno", gdje samo subjekti koji ispunjavaju određene zahtjeve i koji su primljeni u posebnu grupu koja definira konsenzus i kontrolira upravljanje blokchainom. Problem je u tome što je ta struktura ranjivija na napade i cenzuru jer nije uistinu decentralizirana. Međutim, tijekom istraživanja na Facebooku nije se mogla pronaći pouzdana struktura koja bi se mogla bezbrižno prilagoditi broju transakcija kojima će Libra morati rukovati. Dodavanje više čvorova usporava stvari i nitko nije dokazao način da to izbjegne bez ugrožavanja sigurnosti.

Zato je cilj Udruge Libra prijeći na sustav bez dozvole koji se temelji na dokazu o udjelu koji će štititi od napada distribuiranjem kontrole, poticanjem konkurencije i smanjenjem prepreka za ulazak. Želi imati barem 20% glasova u Vijeću Udruge Vage koje dolaze iz operatora čvorova na temelju njihovog ukupnog imanja Vage, umjesto statusa osnivača. Taj plan trebao bi pomoći umirivanju blockchain čistunaca koji neće biti zadovoljni dok Libra nije u potpunosti decentralizirana.

Premještanje jezika kodiranja – za pomicanje vage

Libre blockchain je open source s licencom Apache 2.0 i svaki programer može graditi aplikacije koje rade s njom pomoću jezika za kodiranje Move. Prototip blockchaina danas pokreće testnet, tako da je djelotvoran u beta modu developera sve dok se službeno ne pokrene u prvoj polovici 2020. godine. Udruga Libra surađuje s HackerOneom kako bi pokrenula sustav nagrađivanja bugova kasnije ove godine koji će sigurnosnim istraživačima platiti za sigurnu identifikaciju nedostatke i propuste. U međuvremenu, Udruga Libra provodi jezgru Vage koristeći programski jezik Rust jer je dizajnirana kako bi spriječila sigurnosne propuste, a jezik Move još nije u potpunosti spreman.

Premještanje je izrađeno kako bi se olakšalo pisanje blockchain koda koji slijedi autorovu namjeru bez uvođenja bugova. To se zove Move jer je njegova primarna funkcija pomicanje kovanica Libre s jednog računa na drugi, i nikada ne dopustiti da se ta imovina slučajno duplira. Kôd osnovne transakcije izgleda ovako: LibraAccount.pay_from_sender (receiver_address, amount) procedura

Na kraju, pokretači razvojnih programa moći će izraditi pametne ugovore za programske interakcije s blok-lancem vage. Sve dok pokret nije spreman, programeri mogu stvoriti module i transakcijske skripte za Vagu koristeći pomicanje IR-a, što je dovoljno visoko da bude lako čitljivo, ali dovoljno nisko da se može prevesti u pravi bajt-kod Pomicanja koji je napisan u blockchainu.

Ekosustav Vage i jezik Move će biti potpuno otvoreni za korištenje i izgradnju, što predstavlja značajan rizik. Krivi programeri su mogli plijeniti kripto novake, tvrdeći da njihova aplikacija funkcionira jednako legitimno, te da je sigurna jer koristi Vagu. Ali, ako se potrošači razbiju od strane tih prevaranata, ljutnja će zasigurno doprijeti do Facebooka. Iako se pokušavala dovoljno distancirati preko svoje podružnice Libra i udruge, mnogi će ljudi vjerojatno uvijek misliti o Libri kao na kripto valutu Facebooka i krivnju za njihove probleme.

Poticaji za vage – nagrađivanje ranih poduzeća

Udruga Vaga želi potaknuti više developera i trgovaca da rade sa svojom kripto valutom. Zato planira izdati poticaje, eventualno kovanice Vage, operatorima čvorova za provjeru valjanosti koji mogu natjerati ljude da se prijave i koriste Vagu. Novčanici koji privlače korisnike putem procesa „Spoznaj svog klijenta“ protiv pronevjere i pranja novca ili koji korisnike drže dovoljno aktivnim više od godinu dana bit će nagrađeni. Za svaku transakciju koju obrađuju, trgovci će također dobiti i postotak transakcije.

Tvrtke koje ostvaruju ove poticaje mogu ih zadržati ili prenijeti neke ili sve zajedno korisnicima u obliku besplatnih žetona za Libre ili popusta na njihove kupnje. To bi moglo stvoriti konkurenciju između novčanika da bi se vidjelo tko može prenijeti najviše nagrada na svoje klijente, a time i privući najviše korisnika. Možete zamisliti eBay ili Spotify dajući vam popust za plaćanje u Vagi, dok programeri novčanika mogu vam ponuditi besplatne žetone ako dovršite 100 transakcija u roku od godinu dana.

"Jedan od izazova za Spotify i njegove korisnike širom svijeta je nedostatak lako dostupnih platnih sustava – posebno za one na financijski nedovoljno razvijenim tržištima" Spotify's Chief Premium Business Officer Alex Norström piše. „Ulaskom u Udrugu Vaga postoji mogućnost da se bolje dostigne Spotifyovo ukupno adresabilno tržište, eliminiraju trenja i omoguće plaćanja u masovnim razmjerima. "

Ovaj pametni sustav poticaja trebao bi u velikoj mjeri pridonijeti povećanju broja korisnika Libre bez diktiranja načina na koji tvrtke uravnotežuju svoje marže i rast. Facebook također ima drugi plan za razvoj svog razvojnog ekosustava. Nudeći tvrtkama za poduzetnički kapital kao što je Andreessen Horowitz i Union Square Ventures osigurava dio rezervnih kamata, oni motiviraju za financiranje startupova koji grade infrastrukturu Libre.

Koristeći Vagu

Kako zapravo posjedujete i trošite Vagu? Kroz Libri novčanike poput Facebookove vlastite Calibre i drugih koje će graditi treće strane, potencijalno uključujući članove Udruge Libra kao što je PayPal. Ideja je poslati novac prijatelju ili platiti nešto tako jednostavno kao slanje Facebook poruke. Međutim, nećete moći izvršiti ili primiti stvarna plaćanja sve do službenog pokretanja sljedeće godine, ali možete se prijaviti za rani pristup kada je ovdje spremna.

Nijedan član Udruge Libra nije pristao dati pojedinosti o tome što će točno graditi na bloku, ali možemo uzeti novčanik Calibre na Facebooku kao primjer osnovnog iskustva. Calibra će lansirati uz valutu Vage na iOS-u i Androidu u sklopu usluge Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp i samostalne aplikacije. Kada se korisnici prvi put prijave, provodit će se putem postupka za sprječavanje prijevara "Upoznajte svog klijenta" gdje će morati dostaviti vladin izdani identifikacijski dokument s fotografijom i druge informacije o potvrdi. Morat će provoditi dubinsku analizu klijenata i prijaviti sumnjive aktivnosti vlastima.

Odatle ćete moći unovčiti Vagu, odabrati prijatelja ili trgovca, odrediti iznos za slanje te dodati opis i poslati im Vagu. Moći ćete zatražiti i Libru, a Calibra će ponuditi ubrzani način plaćanja trgovcima skeniranjem vašeg ili njegovog QR koda. S vremenom želi ponuditi plaćanja u trgovini i integracije s Point-Of-Sale sustavima kao što je Square.

Članovi Udruge za elektronsku trgovinu Libra su posebno oduševljeni načinom na koji token može eliminirati naknade za transakcije i ubrzati plaćanje. "Vjerujemo da će blockchain imati koristi od luksuzne industrije poboljšanjem zaštite IP-a, transparentnošću u životnom ciklusu proizvoda i – kao što je slučaj s Librom – omogućiti globalnu e-trgovinu bez trzaja", kaže Jose Neves, izvršni direktor FarFetch-a.

Privatnost – barem od Facebooka

Izvršni direktor Facebooka Mark Zuckerberg objasnio je neke filozofije iza Libre i Calibre danas. "To je decentralizirano – što znači da ga vode mnoge različite organizacije, a ne samo jedna, što sustav čini cjelovitijim. Dostupno je svima koji imaju internetsku vezu i imaju niske naknade i troškove. I to je osigurano kriptografijom koja pomaže da vaš novac bude siguran. Ovo je važan dio naše vizije društvene platforme usmjerene na privatnost – gdje možete komunicirati na sve načine koje želite privatno, od slanja poruka do sigurnih plaćanja. "

Prema zadanim postavkama, Facebook neće uvoziti vaše kontakte ili bilo koju informaciju o vašem profilu, ali vas može pitati želite li to učiniti. Također neće dijeliti ni jedan od vaših podataka o transakciji na Facebook, tako da se ne koristi za ciljanje oglasa, rangiranje Vaših vijesti ili izravno zarađivanje novca na Facebooku. Podaci će se dijeliti samo u određenim slučajevima na anonimnim načinima za mjerenje istraživanja ili usvajanja, za lov na prevarante ili zbog zahtjeva od strane policije. A ne trebate čak ni Facebook ili WhatsApp račun da biste se prijavili za Calibru ili da koristite Vagu.

"Shvaćamo da ljudi ne žele da se mijenjaju njihovi socijalni podaci i financijski podaci", kaže Marcus, koji je sada voditelj Calibre. "Stvarnost je da ćemo imati puno novčanika koji će se natjecati s nama i mnogi od njih neće biti u društvenom životu, a ako želimo uspješno osvojiti povjerenje ljudi, moramo se pobrinuti da podaci budu odvojeni."

U slučaju da ste hakirani, prevarili ili izgubili pristup svom računu, Calibra će vam vratiti za izgubljene kovanice kada je to moguće putem 24/7 chat podrške. Također ne morate pamtiti duge, složene kripto-lozinke koje možete zaboraviti i zatvoriti iz svog novca, budući da Calibra upravlja svim ključevima za vas. S obzirom na to da će Calibra vjerojatno postati zadani novčanik za mnoge korisnike Vage, ova dodatna zaštita i glatko korisničko iskustvo bitno je.

Za sada Calibra neće zaraditi novac. No, Kevin Weil, šef proizvoda za Facebookov blockchain tim, kaže mi da bi, ako dostigne razmjer, Facebook putem Calibre mogao lansirati druge financijske alate koji bi mogli unovčiti kao što su ulaganje ili kreditiranje. S vremenom se nadamo da ćemo ponuditi dodatne usluge ljudima i tvrtkama, kao što su plaćanje računa pritiskom na gumb, kupnja šalice kave uz skeniranje koda ili vožnja lokalnim javnim prijevozom bez potrebe za nošenjem gotovine ili novca metro prolaz “, piše Calibra tim. Zbog toga je počelo zvučati kao kineska aplikacija WeChat.

Globalni novac

Ako Facebook uspije i legije ljudi u gotovini za Vagu, to i drugi članovi osnivači Udruge Vaga mogu zaraditi velike dividende na kamatu. A ako iznenada postane super brzo kupiti stvari putem Facebooka pomoću Vage, tvrtke će pojačati njihov oglas tamo potrošiti. Ali ako Libra postane sjeckana ili se pokaže nepouzdanim, to bi moglo koštati mnogo ljudi diljem svijeta novcem, dok bi ih naštimalo na kripturalama. I nudeći otvorenu platformu Libra, sjenoviti programeri mogu graditi aplikacije koje ne samo da osobne podatke ljudi uzimaju kao što je Cambridge Analytica, nego i njihov teško zarađen digitalni novac.

Facebook je samo pokušao izmisliti novac. Sljedeće godine vidjet ćemo može li se Udruga Libra uvjeriti u cijeli svijet zašto se ne bi trebala bojati Facebook kripta. Trebalo mi je 4000 riječi da to objasnim, tako da barem sada možeš odlučiti što misliš.

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Ako Facebook uspije i legije ljudi u gotovini za Vagu, to i drugi članovi osnivači Udruge Vaga mogu zaraditi velike dividende na kamatu. A ako iznenada postane super brzo kupiti stvari putem Facebooka pomoću Vage, tvrtke će pojačati njihov oglas tamo potrošiti. Ali ako Libra postane sjeckana ili se pokaže nepouzdanim, to bi moglo koštati mnogo ljudi diljem svijeta novcem, dok bi ih naštimalo na kripturalama. I nudeći otvorenu platformu Libra, sjenoviti programeri mogu graditi aplikacije koje ne samo da osobne podatke ljudi uzimaju kao što je Cambridge Analytica, nego i njihov teško zarađen digitalni novac.

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Facebook je samo pokušao izmisliti novac. Sljedeće godine vidjet ćemo može li se Udruga Libra uvjeriti u cijeli svijet zašto se ne bi trebala bojati Facebook kripta. Trebalo mi je 4000 riječi da to objasnim, tako da barem sada možeš odlučiti što misliš.

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Prije toga, Constine je bila vodeći pisac Inside Facebook-a putem preuzimanja od strane WebMediaBrandsa, pokrivajući sve o društvenoj mreži.

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Diplomirala je na Sveučilištu Stanford 2009. godine s magisterijem iz Cybersociology, istražujući utjecaj tehnologije na socijalnu interakciju. Istraživao je utjecaj kontrola privatnosti na socijalizaciju djece, cikluse popularnosti mema i što utječe na stopu povezivanja objavljenih na Twitteru.

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Diplomu umjetnosti s diplomom dodijeljena je i na Sveučilištu Stanford 2007. godine, s naglaskom na socijalnu psihologiju i međuljudske procese.

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Josh Constine je iskusan javni govornik, a moderirao je preko 120 intervjua na pozornici u 15 zemalja s liderima uključujući i CEO-a Facebooka, Mark Zuckerberga, zviždača Edwarda Snowdena (putem videokonferencije na pozornici) i senatora Corya Bookera. Dostupan je za moderiranje panela i dnevnih razgovora, dostavu ključnih nota, te osuđivanje hackathon i pitch natjecanja.

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Konstinu su citirali The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Atlantik, BBC World Magazine, Slate, i još mnogo toga, plus je prikazan na televiziji Good Morning, America, The Today Show, China Central Television i Fox News. Constine is ranked as the #1 most cited tech journalist on prestigious news aggregator Techmeme.

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[Disclosures: Josh Constine temporarily advised a college friend's social location-sharing startup codenamed 'Signal' that was based in San Francisco before dissolving in 2015. This advising role was cleared with AOL and TechCrunch's editors and has concluded. Constine's fiancu00e9e Andee Gardiner co-founded startup accelerator Founders Embassy. Constine's cousin Darren Lachtman is the founder of influencer advertising startup Niche that was acquired by Twitter, and he's since left and founded teen content studio Brat. Constine does not write about Founders Embassy or Brat. Constine has personal acquaintances stemming from college housing circa 2007 with founders at Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat, and Robinhood, but does not maintain close social ties with them nor does that influence his writing. Constine occasionally does paid speaking engagements at conferences, but only those funded by companies he does not cover. Constine owns a small position in Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, does not day-trade, and discloses his positions directly in articles where appropriate. Constine does not do consulting, angel investing, or public stock trading beyond public stock invesments by his parents' estate that he has no role in managing or advising.]

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So, why do I care if the vendor has to pay transaction fees to Visa? That doesnu2019t seem like reason enough for me to adopt a new currency.

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This may replace cash or debit transactions for many people. It will be a hard sell to credit card customers in the US though. Credit cards have 4 benefits over Libra.
n1) Ability to spend now and pay later. Even without interest when paying within a month.
n2) Ability to earn cash back or rewards. The merchants are paying for fees and rewards, but in the US they rarely charge the customer for those fees.
n3) Transactions are not final as they are with cash, debit, and Libra. Customer can challenge fraudulent charges and get transactions reversed.
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That said, this looks to be the best attempt to create a stable crypto currency so far. This may gain a lot of traction in countries where people donu2019t have access to stable currencies and for people that donu2019t have access to credit.

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I am sceptical. If KYC is a requirement, what’s to prevent them from censoring people they don’t like? For example, if you own a history channel on YouTube or something like that, and they decide to ban you for hate speech. And all of a sudden you can’t spend your Libra anymore.

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Facebook is known for censoring undesirable content and collecting obscene amounts of private data on its users (and non-users. Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp announced that it would be suing users for violating its TOS, even if that violation occurred on a different platform or even meat-space.

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Can’t imagine that FaceBucks will be free from those concerns.

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I haven’t read the white paper yet. I think Libra is going to have significant difficulty in maintaining the stability of the currency unless the gas charges are high to disincentivize arbitrage or there are stringent rules on trading.

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Hm… how about sending money to oversea? When you travel, you need to do currency exchange, you lose heaps of money by doing that. 7% sounds like a fair figure.

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Companies like TransferWise are lowering the cost of international transfers and access to money overseas. You donu2019t need crypto currencies to take on the remittance industry. You just need a company with less overhead and more automation to reduce the transaction costs.

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@Erik De Vries Transferwise is unfortunately still really expensive. I’d say due to the regulatory requirements imposed on these types of companies. As regulation comes into place this platform is likely to also become more expensive until it can be truly decentralized.

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Microsoft in 2017 said it would eventually shut down Wunderlist, a company it acquired, in order to forge ahead with its own “to do” app, It has since launched To-Do, as the app is called, on Windows, iOS, Android and the web and expanded its feature set. Today, it’s bringing the app to the Mac, as well.

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The company announced this morning its To-Do app is live on the Mac App Store, where it will support most of the core features right away, including the ability to create and manage tasks, work offline, share lists, utilize tags and more. It also will integrate with Microsoft Outlook to pull in your “Flagged” email list and will support integration with Planner soon, allowing you to see any items assigned to you.

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The Mac version also takes advantage of its new platform to offer a handful of keyboard shortcuts, like u23182 to minimize the app so it only displays the list view, and u23181 to return to viewing all your lists. You can click on a task’s text to edit it directly from the list view, as well.u00a0

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It’s worth noting that Microsoft built this native Mac app using 100% AppKit, it says.

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At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this month, the company announced a new set of tools — called Project Catalyst — that allow developers to bring their iPad apps to the Mac by leveraging their existing codebase. This is expected to bring more Mac apps to Apple’s Mac App Store over time, as it simplifies the process of maintaining multiple apps for various platforms. Twitter, for example, said on Friday that it would leverage Project Catalyst to bring its app back to the Mac.

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Microsoft, however, went a different route. We understand the company wanted to ship the new app to Mac users running older versions of macOS (macOS High Sierra and higher), which Project Catalyst wouldn’t allow.

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A big question now is what today’s news will mean for Wunderlist — an app that has a near-perfect 4.9 out of 5 stars rating on the Mac App Store and is the No. 21 most popular free app in the store’s Productivity category.

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As of today’s launch, Microsoft To-Do has seen a surge of downloads and jumped ahead of its predecessor — it now claims the No. 11 spot in the same category (as of the time of writing).

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Microsoft had earlier promised that it wouldn’t close down Wunderlist until it was confident that it has “incorporated the best of Wunderlist into To-Do.” Some of the company’s initial concerns were adding support for list sharing in To-Do and rolling out support for all platforms — which Microsoft has now done with this Mac app launch.

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We asked Microsoft if it will comment on its updated plans for Wunderlist as a result of this launch.

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“We’re not currently working on new features for Wunderlist as we’re concentrating on our new app, Microsoft To-Do,” a spokesperson said. “Once we are confident that we have incorporated the best of Wunderlist into Microsoft To-Do, we will retire Wunderlist,” they added.

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This is generally the same statement the company made years ago, so it doesn’t add much clarity to the situation.

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In the meantime, the new Mac version of To-Do is a free download from the Mac App Store here.

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But it takes a lot of hard work, long hours, tough times and a bit of luck to find your way through to a successful outcome, however you choose to define that. Early on every dollar you give yourself is money that’s not going into the business, and while you don’t want to starve yourself, neither do you want to run out of money, and those early dollars are especially valuable.

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While the ultimate goal is a successful exit, not everyone gets there, and it begs the question, how much is fair to take out in the form of salary, especially in the early years when money is tight, and at what point is it reasonable to sell a bit of equity to take some money out of the business and live a more comfortable life. There are no hard and fast answers.

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Removing financial obstacles

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Alibaba is being heavily linked with a public listing in Hong Kong, which could reportedly happen in Q3 i raise up to $20 billion, The firm is keeping quiet on those rumors, but it did let slip a major hint after it announced plans for a stock split.

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Filings uploaded today (but originally released Friday) announced a proposal for a one-to-eight stock split.

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Shareholders are invited to vote on the offer ahead of the company’s annual general meeting on July 15. The initiative has already been approved by Alibaba’s board, which is recommending that shareholders follow suit.

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The particularly interesting part of the filing is where Alibaba explains the reasons behind the stock split.

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“The Board of Directors is proposing the Share Subdivision to increase the flexibility for the Company in future capital market activities. Among other reasons, the one-to-eight share subdivision will increase the number of shares available for issuance at a lower per share price, and the Board of Directors believes that this will increase flexibility in the Companyu2019s capital raising activities, including the issuance of new shares,” the filing reads.

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That would appear to clear the way for a second listing for the company, which went public in a record U.S. IPO that raised more than $20 billion in 2014,

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Alibaba declined to provide further comment when we asked.

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Reports last week suggested that the Chinese e-commerce giant has already filed initial paperwork for the listing, which would become the largest such float on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The city has become a destination for Chinese tech IPOs since relaxed listing rules came into effect two years ago. Ironically, a lack of flexibility was cited as a key reason why Alibaba picked the U.S. over Hong Kong for its 2014 listing.

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Tech firms that have gone public in Hong Kong include Razer, Xiaomi, Tencent’s China Literature i selfie app company Meitu, Despite the hype, some have been guarded of Hong Kong’s suitability for tech firms, which are often not profitable when listing. Indeed, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan previously warned that “the U.S. [public markets] are probably more cognizant of tech companies” than Hong Kong retail investors.

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With H-1Bs in short supply, successful companies frequently poach skilled workers. Everyone knows the tech sector thrives on this free exchange of people and ideas, so if another employer needs your skills, why not start working for them?

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Well, not so fast. H-1B holders can work only for the company that originally sponsored their visa application. So if you want to change employers, youu2019ll need to u201ctransferu201d your H-1B.

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That process used to be relatively straightforward but not in the Trump era, (Boundless recently underwent this process with an employee, so we understand the pain.) The denial rate for initial H-1B applications spiked over five-fold to 32 percent just in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, up from 6 percent in 2015. Crucially, the Trump administration is targeting u201ccontinuingu201d H-1B applications used by existing employees to either renew their H-1B or switch it to a new employer. Even tech giants like Amazon are now seeing double-digit rejection rates,

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The bottom line: The days of getting an H-1B transfer quickly rubber-stamped are long gone, and that makes it vital to do whatever you can to keep the odds in your favor. The stakes are high u2014 if things go south, you could lose your right to live and work in the United States. Hereu2019s what H-1B holders need to know about the right u2014 and wrong u2014 ways to set about switching employers:

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Donu2019t take your transfer for granted.

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First, understand that an H-1B u201ctransferu201d is actually a brand new visa application, not a simple handover of your existing H-1B visa from one employer to another u2014 thereu2019s no such thing.

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Every time I see a “the future of work is remote” article, I think to myself: “How backwards! How retro! How quaint!” That future is now, for many of us. I’ve been a fully remote developer-turned-CTO for a full decade. So I’m always baffled by people still wrestling with whether remote work is viable for their company. That jury rendered its verdict a long time ago.

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One reason companies still struggle with it is that remote work amplifies the negative effects of bad practices, If everyone’s in one place, you can dither, handwave, vacillate, micromanage, and turn your workplace into an endless wasteland of unclear uncertainty, punctuated by ad-hoc last-second crisis meetings u2014 and your employees will probably still conspire against your counterproduction to get nešto done, albeit much less than what they’re capable of.

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If they’re remote, though, progress via conspiracy and adhocracy is no longer an option. If they’re remote, you need decisive confidence, clear direction, iterative targets, independent responsibilities, asynchronous communications, and cheerful chatter. Let me go over each of those:

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Decisive confidence, Suppose Vivek in Delhi, Diego in Rio, and Miles in Berlin are all on a project. (An example I’m drawing from my real life.) It’s late your time. You have to make a decision about the direction of their work. If you sleep on it, you’re writing off multiple developer-days of productivity.

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Sometimes they have enough responsibilities to have other things to work on. (More on that below.) Sometimes you don’t have to make the decision because they have enough responsibility to do so themselves. (More on that below.) But sometimes you have to make the business-level decision based on scant information. In cases like this, remember the military maxim: “Any decision is better than no decision.”

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A number of promising women’s health tech companies have popped up in the last few years, from fertility apps to ovulation bracelets — even Apple has jumped into the subject with the addition of period tracking built into the latest edition of the watch. But there hasn’t been much in the way of inovacija in women’s sexual health for decades.

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In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is now a 40-year-old invention and even the top pharmaceutical companies have spent a pittance on research and development. Subjects like polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and menopause have taken a backseat to other, more fatal concerns. Fertility is itself oftentimes a mysterious black box as well, though a full 10% of the female population in the United States has difficulty getting or staying pregnant.

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That’s all starting to change as startups are now bringing in millions in venture capital to gather and treat women’s health. While it’s early days (no unicorns just yet) interest in the subject has been jumping steadily higher each year.

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To shine a better light on the importance of tech’s role in spurring more innovation for women’s fertility, we asked five VCs passionate about the space for their investment strategies, including Sarah Cone (Social Impact Capital), Vanessa Larco (NEA), Anu Duggal (Female Founders Fund), Jess Lee (Sequoia) and Nancy Brown (Oak HC/FT).

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Sarah Cone, Social Impact Capital

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Sarah Cone, Social Impact Capital

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Weu2019re interested in companies that create large data sets in womenu2019s health and fertility, enabling personalized medicine, clinical trial virtualization, better patient outcomes, and the application of modern AI/ML techniques to generate hypotheses that discover new targets and molecules.

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Building a company is fueled by highs and lows, but one of the few moments of potential ecstasy (or perhaps for grizzled veterans, deep annoyance) is the VC outreach email. You are building your startup on deforming IKEA desks eating frozen dinners when out of nowhere, a major VC firm reaches out and wants to discuss a potential investment.

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But then you look up your interlocutor online and find that they have that completely enigmatic title of u201cAssociate.u201d Heck, that email may well have been from me over the years.

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What do you do? Do you connect with someone who may well be working at a prominent firm and try to engage? Do you flat out ignore it? Do you equivocate and delay?

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In short, do VC associates matter to your fundraise?

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First, what exactly are associates and what do they do?

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The best way to understand the work of a venture firm is to look at their actual activities rather than the titles or listed duties of any individual person. On the investment side, there are three main activities: analytics, networking / deal sourcing, and closing.

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totally agree. relationships are everything

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Entrepreneurs need to understand that VCs mean no offenses in having associates in the frontlines. Associates make a GPs work scalable. They are the extension of the GPs work – usually very synergetic. So, beware not to underestimate an associateu2019s influence on an investment decision. Being arrogant may spoil your opportunity, no matter the size of the fund on the other side of the table.

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Buying a car is painful. Dealerships are the worst, and the options are endless. The rise of the Internet produced powerful tools for shoppers, but in the end, most buyers still have to trudge down to a car lot.

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For this series of articles, TechCrunch spoke with several founders and investors attempting to rethink car buying. It’s clear these startups are the underdog in this fight. Most consumers buy cars the same way as their grandparents did and for good reason. Dealerships nationwide fought for years to enact laws and regulations that protect their businesses.

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Several young companies are attempting to put the dealership online. Companies like Carvana, Shift, Vroom and Joydrive are putting the entire car buying process online, allowing customers to buy, trade-in and even test drive vehicles without talking to a salesman in an oversized golf pullover.

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In the next part of this series, weu2019ll look at companies like Fair that are moving consumers away from purchasing and into short-term leases. Even automakers are trying something new. Tesla sells directly to consumers while Volvo, BMW, Mercedes and others are launching subscription options to give owners even more flexibility.

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The three new dealerships

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Several companies are building online car dealerships. Shoppers find and buy a vehicle solely through these sites, and often, the cars are delivered to the buyer. These online dealerships even take trade-ins.

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Three services dominate this space, and they were all founded in 2013. Carvana, Shift, and Vroom hit the market at the same time but have experienced different paths. One thing is clear though: it takes hundreds of millions of venture capital money to build an online dealership.

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Emily Melton, co-founder and managing partner, Threshold Ventures (formally known as DFJ Ventures), points to consumeru2019s changing expectations and an optimized process across all kinds of vehicles. She co-led Shiftu2019s Series A in 2014.

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Facebook has finally objavi detalji of its cryptocurrency Libra, which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra wallet that will be built into WhatsApp, Messenger, and its own app. Today Facebook oslobođen svoj white paper explaining Libra and its testnet for working out the kinks of its blockchain system before a public launch in the first half of 2020.

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Facebook won’t fully control Libra, but instead get just a single vote in its governance like other founding members of the Libra Association including Visa, Uber, and Andreessen Horowitz who’ve invested at least $10 million each into the project’s operations. The association will promote the open-sourced Libra blockchain and developer platform with its own Move programming language plus sign up businesses to accept Libra for payment and even give customers discounts or rewards.

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Facebook is launching a subsidiary company also called Calibra that handles its crypto dealings and protects users’ privacy by never mingling your Libra payments with your Facebook data so it can’t be used for ad targeting. Your real identity won’t be tied to your publicly visible transactions. But Facebook/Calibra and other founding members of the Libra Association will earn interest on the money users cash in that is held in reserve to keep the value of Libra stable.

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Facebook’s audacious bid to create a global digital currency that promotes financial inclusion for the unbanked actually has more privacy and decentralization built in than many expected. Instead of trying to dominate Libra’s future or squeeze tons of cash out of it immediately, Facebook is instead playing the long-game by pulling payments into its online domain. Facebook’s VP of blockchain David Marcus explained the company’s motive and the tie-in with its core revenue source during a briefing at San Francisco’s historic Mint building. “If more commerce happens, then more small businesses will sell more on and off platform, and they’ll want to buy more ads on the platform so it will be good for our ads business.”

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The Risk And Reward Of Building The New PayPal

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In cryptocurrencies, Facebook saw both a threat and an opportunity. They held the promise of disrupting how things are bought and sold by eliminating transaction fees common with credit cards. That comes dangerously close to Facebook’s ad business that influences what is bought and sold. If a competitor like Google or an upstart built a popular coin and could monitor the transactions, they’d learn what people buy and could muscle in on the billions spent on Facebook marketing. Meanwhile, the 1.7 billion people who lack a bank account might choose whoever offers them a financial services alternative as their online identity provider too. That’s another thing Facebook wants to be.

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Yet existing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum weren’t properly engineered to scale to be a medium of exchange. Their unanchored price was susceptible to huge and unpredictable swings, making it tough for merchants to accept as payment. And cryptocurrencies miss out on much of their potential beyond speculation unless there are enough places that will take them instead of dollars, and the experience of buying and spending them is easy enough for a mainstream audience. But with Facebook’s relationship with 7 million advertisers and 90 million small businesses plus its user experience prowess, it was well poised to tackle this juggernaut of a problem.

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Now Facebook wants to make Libra the evolution of PayPal , It’s hoping Libra will become simpler to set up, more ubiquitous as a payment method, more efficient with fewer fees, more accessible to the unbanked, more flexible thanks to developers, and more long-lasting through decentralization.

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“Success will mean that a person working abroad has a fast and simple way to send money to family back home, and a college student can pay their rent as easily as they can buy a coffee” Facebook writes in its Libra documentation. That would be a big improvement on today, when you’re stuck paying rent in insecure checks while exploitative remittance services like charge an average of 7% to send money abroad, taking $50 billion from users annually. Libra could also power tiny microtransactions worth just a few cents that are infeasible with credit card fees attached, or replace your pre-paid transit pass.

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…Or it could globally ignored by consumers who see it as too much hassle for too little reward, or too unfamiliar and limited in use to pull them into the modern financial landscape. Facebook has built a reputation for over-engineered, underused products. It will need all the help it can get if wants to replace what’s already in our pockets.

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How Does Libra Work?

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By now you know the basics of Libra. Cash in a local currency, get Libra, spend them like dollars without big transaction fees or your real name attached, cash them out whenever you want. Feel free to stop reading and share this article if that’s all you care about. But the underlying technology, the association that governs it, the wallets you’ll use, and the way payments work all have a huge amount of fascinating detail to them. Facebook has released over 100 pages of documentation on Libra and Calibra, and we’ve pulled out the most important facts. Let’s dive in.

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The Libra Association – Crypto’s New Oligarchy

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Facebook knew people wouldn’t trust it to wholly steering the cryptocurrency they use, and it also wanted help to spur adoption. So the social network recruited the founding members of the Libra Association, a not-for-profit which oversees the development of the token, the reserve of real-world assets that gives it value, and the governance rules of the blockchain. “If we were controlling it, very few people would want to jump on and make it theirs” says Marcus.

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Each founding member paid a minimum of $10 million to join and optionally become a validator node operator (more on that later), gain one vote in the Libra Association council, and be entitled to a share (proportionate to their investment) of the dividends from interest earned on the Libra reserve users pay fiat currency into to receive Libra.

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The 28 soon-to-be founding members of the association and their industries, previously reported by The Block’s Frank Chaparro, include:

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Facebook says it hopes to reach 100 founding members before the official Libra launch and it’s open to anyone that meets the requirements including direct competitors to like Google or Twitter. The Libra Association is based in Geneva, Switzerland and will meet biannually. The country was chosen for its neutral status and strong support for financial innovation including blockchain technology.

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Libra Governance – Who Gets A Vote

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To join the association, members must have a half rack of server space, a 100Mbps or above dedicated internet connection, a full-time site reliability engineer, and enterprise-grade security. Businesses must hit two of three thresholds of a $1 billion USD market value or $500 million in customer balances, reach 20 million people a year, and/or be recognized as a top 100 industry leader by a group like Interbrand Global or the S&P.

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Crypto-focused investors must have over $1 billion in assets under management, while Blockchain businesses must have been in business for a year, have enterprise grade security and privacy, and custody or staking greater than $100 million in assets. And only up to one-third of founding members can by crypto-related businesses or individually invited exceptions. Facebook also accepts research organizations like universities, and non-profits fulfilling three of four qualities including working on financial inclusion for over five years, multi-national reach to lots of users, a top 100 designation by Charity Navigator or something like it, and/or $50 million in budget.

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The Libra Association will be responsible for picking recruiting more founding members to act as validator nodes for the blockchain, fundraising to jumpstart the ecosystem, designing incentive programs to reward early adopters, and doling out social impact grants. A council with a representative from each member will help choose the association’s managing director who will appoint an executive team, elect a board of 5 to 19 top representatives.

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Each member including Facebook/Calibra will only get up to one vote or 1% of the total vote (whichever is larger) in the Libra Association council. This provides a level of decentralization that protects against Facebook or any other player hijacking Libra for its own gain. By avoiding sole ownership and dominion over Libra, Facebook could avoid extra scrutiny from regulators who are already investigating it for a sea of privacy abuses as well as potentially anti-competitive behavior. In an attempt to preempt criticism from lawmakers, the Libra Association writes “We welcome public inquiry and accountability. We are committed to a dialogue with regulators and policymakers. We share policymakersu2019 interest in the ongoing stability of national currencies.”

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The Libra Currency – A Stablecoin

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A Libra is a unit of the Libra cryptocurrency that’s represented by a three wavy horizontal line unicode character u224b like the dollar is represented by $. The value of a Libra is meant to stay largely stable so it’s a good medium of exchange since merchants can be confident they won’t be paid a Libra today that’s then worth less tomorrow. The Libra’s value is tied to a basket of bank deposits and short-term government securities for a slew of historically stable international currencies including the dollar, pound, euro, swiss franc, and yen. The Libra Association maintains this basket of assets and can change the balance of its composition if necessary to offset major price fluctuations in any one foreign currency so that the value of a Libra stays consistent.

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The name Libra comes from the word for a Roman unit of weight measure. It’s trying to invoke a sense of financial freedom by playingon the French stem “Lib” meaning free.

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The Libra Association is still hammering out the exact start value for the Libra, but it’s meant to somewhere close to the value of a dollar, euro, or pound so it’s easy to conceptualize. That way, a gallon of milk in the US might cost 3 to 4 Libra, similar but not exactly the same as with dollars.

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The idea is that you’ll cash in some money and keep a balance of Libra that you can spend at accepting merchants and online services. You’ll be able to trade in your local currency for Libra and vice versa through certain wallet apps including Facebook’s Calibra, third-party wallet apps, and local resellers like convenience or grocery stores where people already go to top-up their mobile data plan.

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The Libra Reserve – One For One

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Each time someone cashes in a dollar or their respective local currency, that money goes into the Libra Reserve and an equivalent value of Libra is minted and doled out to that person. If someone cashes out from the Libra Association, the Libra they give back are destroyed/burned and they receive the equivalent value in their local currency back. That means there’s always 100% of the value of the Libra in circulation collateralized with real world assets in the Libra Reserve. It never runs fractional. And unliked “pegged” stable coins that are tied to a single currency like the USD, Libra maintains its own value — though that should cash out to roughly the same amount of a given currency over time.

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When Libra Association members join and pay their $10 million minimum, they receive Libra Investment Tokens. Their share of the total tokens translates into the proportion of the dividend they earn off of interest on assets in the reserve. Those dividends are only paid out after Libra Association uses interest to pay for operating expenses, investments in the ecosystem, engineering research, and grants to non-profits and other organizations. This interest is part of what attracted the Libra Association’s members. If Libra becomes popular and many people carry a large balance of the currency, the reserve will grow huge and earn significant interest.

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The Libra Blockchain – Built For Speed

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Every Libra payment is permanently written into the Libra blockchain — a cryptographically authenticated database that acts as a public online ledger designed to handle 1000 transactions per second. That would be much faster than Bitcoin’s 7 transactions per second or Bitcoin’s 15. The blockchain is operated and constantly verified by founding members of the Libra Association who each invested $10 million or more for a say in the cryptocurrency’s governance and the ability operate a validator node.

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When a transaction is submitted, each of the nodes runs a calculation based on the existing ledger of all transactions. Thanks to a Byzantine Fault Tolerance system, just two-thirds of the nodes must come to consensus that the transaction is legitimate for it to be executed and written to the blockchain. A structure of Merkle Trees in the code makes it simple to recognize changes made to the Libra blockchain. With 5KB transactions, 1000 verifications per second verifications on commodity CPUs, and up to 4 billion accounts, the Libra blockchain should be able to operate at 1000 transactions per second if nodes us at least 40Mbps connections and 16TB SSD hard drives.

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Transactions on Libra cannot be reversed. If an attack compromises over one-third of the validator nodes causing a fork in the blockchain, the Libra Association says it will temporarily halt transactions, figure out the extent of the damage, and recommend software updates to resolve the fork.

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Transactions aren’t entirely free. They incur a tiny fraction of a cent fee to pay for “gas” that covers the cost of processing the transfer of funds similar to with Ethereum. This fee will be negligible to most consumers, but when they add up the gas charges will deter bad actors from creating millions of transactions to power spam and denial-of-service attacks. “We’ve purposely tried not to innovate massively on the blockchain itself because we want it to be scalable and secure” says Marcus of piggybacking on the best elements of existing cryptocurrencies.

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Currently, the Libra blockchain is what’s known as “permissioned”, where only entities that fulfill certain requirements and are admitted to a special in-group that defines consensus and controls governance of the blockchain. The problem is this structure is more vulnerable to attacks and censorship because it’s not truly decentralized. But during Facebook’s research, it couldn’t find a reliable permissionless structure that could securely scale to the number of transactions Libra will need to handle. Adding more nodes slows things down, and no one has proven a way to avoid that without compromising security.

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That’s why the Libra Association’s goal is to move to a permissionless system based on proof-of-stake that will protect against attacks by distributing control, encourage competition, and lower the barrier to entry. It wants to have at least 20% of votes in the Libra Association council coming from node operators based on their total Libra holdings instead of their status as a founding member. That plan should help to appease blockchain purists who won’t be satisfied until Libra is completely decentralized.

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Move Coding Language – For Moving Libra

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The Libra blockchain is open source with an Apache 2.0 license and any developer can build apps that work with it using the Move coding language. The blockchain’s prototype launches its testnet today, so it’s effectively in developer beta mode until it officially launches in the first half of 2020. The Libra Association is working with HackerOne to launch a bug bounty system later this year that will pay security researchers for safely identifying flaws and glitches. In the meantime, the Libra Association is implementing the Libra Core using the Rust programming language since it’s designed to prevent security vulnerabilities, and the Move language isn’t fully ready yet.

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Move was created to make it easier to write blockchain code that follows an author’s intent without introducing bugs. It’s called Move because its primary function is to move Libra coins from one account to another, and never let those assets be accidentally duplicated. The core transaction code looks like: LibraAccount.pay_from_sender(recipient_address, amount) procedure

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Eventually, Move developers will be able to create smart contracts for programmatic interactions with the Libra blockchain. Until Move is ready, developers can create modules and transaction scripts for Libra using Move IR, which is high-level enough to be human-readable but low-level enough to be translatable into real Move bytecode that’s written to the blockchain.

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The Libra ecosystem and the Move language will be completely open to use and build, which presents a sizable risk. Crooked developers could prey on crypto novices, claiming their app works just the same legitimate ones, and that it’s safe since it uses Libra. But if consumers get ripped off by these scammers, the anger will surely bubble up to Facebook. Even though it’s tried to distance itself sufficiently via its subsidiary Libra and the association, many people will probably always think of Libra as Facebook’s cryptocurrency and blame it for their woes.

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Libra Incentives – Rewarding Early Businesses

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The Libra Association wants to encourage more developers and merchants to work with its cryptocurrency. That’s why it plans to issue incentives, possibly Libra coins, to validator node operators who can get people signed up for and using Libra. Wallets that pull users through the Know Your Customer anti-fraud and money laundering process or that keep users sufficiently active for over a year will be rewarded. For each transaction they process, merchants will also receive a percentage of the transaction back.

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Businesses that earn these incentives can keep them, or pass some or all of them along to users in the form of free Libra tokens or discounts on their purchases. This could create competition between wallets to see which can pass the most rewards on to their customers, and thereby attract the most users. You could imagine eBay ili Spotify giving you a discount for paying in Libra, while wallet developers might offer you free tokens if you complete 100 transactions within a year.

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u201cOne challenge for Spotify and its users around the world has been the lack of easily accessible payment systems – especially for those in financially underserved markets” Spotify’s Chief Premium Business officer Alex Norstru00f6m writes. “In joining the Libra Association, there is an opportunity to better reach Spotifyu2019s total addressable market, eliminate friction and enable payments in mass scale.u201d

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This savvy incentive system should massively help ratchet up Libra’s user count without dictating how businesses balance their margins versus growth. Facebook also has another plan to grow its developer ecosystem. By offering venture capital firms like Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures a portion of the reserve interest, they’re motivating to fund startups building Libra infrastructure.

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Using Libra

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So how do you actually own and spend Libra? Through Libra wallets like Facebook’s own Calibra and others that will be built by third-parties, potentially including Libra Association members like PayPal. The idea is to make sending money to a friend or paying for something as easy as sending a Facebook Message. You won’t be able to make or receive any real payments until the official launch next year, though, but you can sign up for early access when it’s ready here,

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None of the Libra Association members agreed to provide details on what exactly they’ll build on the blockchain, but we can take Facebook’s Calibra wallet as an example of the basic experience. Calibra will launch alongside the Libra currency on iOS and Android within Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app. When users first sign up, they’ll be taken through a Know Your Customer anti-fraud process where they’ll have to provide a government issued photo ID and other verification info. They’ll need to conduct due diligence on customers and report suspicious activity to the authorities.

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From there you’ll be able to cash in to Libra, pick a friend or merchant, set an amount to send them and add a description, and send them Libra. You’ll also be able to request Libra, and Calibra will offer an expedited way of paying merchants by scanning your or their QR code. Eventually it wants to offer in-store payments and integrations with Point-Of-Sale systems like Square.

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The Libra Association’s ecommerce members seem particularly excited about how the token could eliminate transaction fees and speed up checkout. “We believe blockchain will benefit the luxury industryby improving IP protection, transparency in the product lifecycle and – as in the case of Libra – enable global frictionless e-commerce” says FarFetch CEO Jose Neves.

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Privacy – At Least From Facebook

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained some of the philosophy behind Libra and Calibra in a post today, “It’s decentralized — meaning it’s run by many different organizations instead of just one, making the system fairer overall. It’s available to anyone with an internet connection and has low fees and costs. And it’s secured by cryptography which helps keep your money safe. This is an important part of our vision for a privacy-focused social platform — where you can interact in all the ways you’d want privately, from messaging to secure payments.”

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By default, Facebook won’t import your contacts or any of your profile information but may ask if you wish to do so. It also won’t share any of your transaction data back to Facebook, so it won’t used to target you with ads, rank your News Feed, or otherwise earn Facebook money directly. Data will only be shared in specific instances in anonymized ways for research or adoption measurement, for hunting down fraudsters, or due to a request from law enforcement. And you don’t even need a Facebook or WhatsApp account to sign up for Calibra or to use Libra.

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“We realize people don’t want their social data and financial data commingled” says Marcus, who’s now head of Calibra. “The reality is we’ll have plenty of wallets that will compete with us and many of them will not be in social, and if we want to successfully win people’s trust, we have to make sure the data will be separated.”

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In case you are hacked, scammed, or lose access to your account, Calibra will refund you for lost coins when possible through 24/7 chat support. You also won’t have to remember any long, complex crypto passwords you could forget and get locked out from your money, since Calibra manages all your keys for you. Given Calibra will likely become the default wallet for many Libra users, this extra protection and smoother user experience is essential.

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For now, Calibra won’t make money. But Kevin Weil, the head of product for Facebook’s blockchain team, tells me that if it reaches scale, Facebook could launch other financial tools through Calibra that it could monetize such as investing or lending. “In time, we hope to offer additional services for people and businesses, such as paying bills with the push of a button, buying a cup of coffee with the scan of a code, or riding your local public transit without needing to carry cash or a metro pass” the Calibra team writes. That makes it start to sound a lot like China’s everything app WeChat.

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A Global Coin

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If Facebook succeeds and legions of people cash in money for Libra, it and the other founding members of the Libra Association could earn big dividends on the interest. And if suddenly it becomes super quick to buy things through Facebook using Libra, businesses will boost their ad spend there. But if Libra gets hacked or proves unreliable, it could cost lots of people around the world money while souring them on cryptocurrencies. And by offering an open Libra platform, shady developers could build apps that snatch not just people’s personal info like Cambridge Analytica, but their hard-earned digital cash.

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Facebook just tried to reinvent money. Next year, we’ll see if the Libra Association can pull off convincing the whole world why they shouldn’t be scared of Facebook crypto. It took me 4000 words to explain it, so at least now you can make up your own mind.

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So, why do I care if the vendor has to pay transaction fees to Visa? That doesnu2019t seem like reason enough for me to adopt a new currency.

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This may replace cash or debit transactions for many people. It will be a hard sell to credit card customers in the US though. Credit cards have 4 benefits over Libra.
n1) Ability to spend now and pay later. Even without interest when paying within a month.
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That said, this looks to be the best attempt to create a stable crypto currency so far. This may gain a lot of traction in countries where people donu2019t have access to stable currencies and for people that donu2019t have access to credit.

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I am sceptical. If KYC is a requirement, what’s to prevent them from censoring people they don’t like? For example, if you own a history channel on YouTube or something like that, and they decide to ban you for hate speech. And all of a sudden you can’t spend your Libra anymore.

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Facebook is known for censoring undesirable content and collecting obscene amounts of private data on its users (and non-users. Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp announced that it would be suing users for violating its TOS, even if that violation occurred on a different platform or even meat-space.

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Can’t imagine that FaceBucks will be free from those concerns.

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I haven’t read the white paper yet. I think Libra is going to have significant difficulty in maintaining the stability of the currency unless the gas charges are high to disincentivize arbitrage or there are stringent rules on trading.

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Hm… how about sending money to oversea? When you travel, you need to do currency exchange, you lose heaps of money by doing that. 7% sounds like a fair figure.

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Companies like TransferWise are lowering the cost of international transfers and access to money overseas. You donu2019t need crypto currencies to take on the remittance industry. You just need a company with less overhead and more automation to reduce the transaction costs.

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@Erik De Vries Transferwise is unfortunately still really expensive. I’d say due to the regulatory requirements imposed on these types of companies. As regulation comes into place this platform is likely to also become more expensive until it can be truly decentralized.

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