On June 18, Facebook announced the Libra cryptocurrency, a solution to their P2P payments conundrum. As to be expected, this move has gotten a lot of attention. In China, that attention has taken the form of comparing Libra to Tencent's breakthrough Q Coin as well as how WeChat has integrated payments.
What is Q Coin?
What's the difference between a virtual currency and a cryptocurrency?
What is the relationship between Libra, Calibra, and Facebook?
Will China ever have something like this?
Everything you need to know about Libra, Facebook’s ambitious cryptocurrency
Can Facebook’s Libra replicate WeChat Pay’s digital payment dominance?
Facebook, Libra, and the Long Game
FACEBOOK’S CALIBRA IS A SECRET WEAPON FOR MONETIZING ITS NEW CRYPTOCURRENCY
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John Artman, @knowsnothing, TechNode
Matthew Brennan, @MattyBGoooner, ChinaChannel
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