Jun

27Thu

Introduction to Libra - Global Cryptocurrency

Sean Carroll @seancarroll

Campus Biotech Innovation Park - Genève
Avenue de Sécheron 15

Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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***Please Note the event has been moved to Thursday 27th at 19h due to space conflicts.*** An overview of Libra, the new global currency launched by Facebook and a consortium of organisations, including PayPal, Uber, Stripe, Kiva and the Mercy Corps. https://libra.org/en-US/association/#goals_organization Following the conceptual overview, there will be an analysis of the exciting new Libra technology stack and choices, including the conceptual view, source code itself and the new language Move. We will walk through the example Libra transaction from the official website. The evening will end with discussion points about the possible impact of Libra on society, the opportunities and the dangers. Some recent news articles on Libra: BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48711950 CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/19/bitcoins-digital-gold-but-facebooks-libra-is-the-digital-dollar.html WIRED: https://www.wired.com/story/facebooks-libra-reveals-silicon-valleys-naked-ambition/ Facebook Newsroom: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/06/coming-in-2020-calibra/ Tribune de Genève: https://www.tdg.ch/quatre-infos-sur-libra-la-monnaie-virtuelle-de-facebook/story/16366290 RTS: https://www.rts.ch/info/economie/10519030-quand-facebook-arrive-dans-votre-porte-monnaie.html Bilan: https://www.bilan.ch/techno/la-crypto-monnaie-de-facebook-relance-la-geneve-financiere-et-internationale Le Temps: https://www.letemps.ch/economie/david-marcus-suisse-derriere-libra