Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money

Facebook: the biggest social network in the world. But governments were on Facebook’s case over personal data abuses, election rigging and fake news.

Mark Zuckerberg wondered: what if Facebook could pivot to finance? Or, better: what if Facebook started its own private world currency?

Facebook could have so much power that governments couldn’t stop them. It would be the Silicon Valley dream. More
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About David Gerard

David Gerard is a Unix system administrator by day. His job includes keeping track of exciting new technologies and advising against the bad ones. He was previously an award-winning music journalist, and has blogged about music at since 2001. He is a volunteer spokesman for Wikipedia, and is on the board of the RationalMedia Foundation, host of skeptical wiki His website is He lives in east London with his spouse Arkady and their daughter. Until he reinstalled the laptop they were on, he was the proud owner of six Dogecoins.

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