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Facebook Is Hiring Hackers To Secure Its New Cryptocurrency

June G. Bauer

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Facebook is offering up to $10K to anyone who could find security vulnerabilities in its new cryptocurrency “Libra”. Facebook is working with HackerOne on a bug bounty program for security auditing Libra’s source code. So far, Facebook has paid two hackers $1500 for reporting low risk vulnerabilities.

A screenshot from Libra’s Bug Bounty Program

Last June, Facebook its new cryptocurrency project “Libra” which will allow its users to buy items and send money instantly with nearly zero fees. Libra’s users will be able to buy or cash out their Libra coins online or at local exchange points.

Facbook Libra project has received a lot of criticism and is viewed with skepticism in many countries. Politicians from all over the world criticize Facebook’s Libra Project. because of the lack of data protection and anonymity .Trump tweeted that the new digital currency “will have little standing or dependability.”

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire asked central bankers and regulators to look at Facebook. His fears revolve around “privacy, money laundering, and terrorist financing”. Markus Ferber, an EU parliamentarian of the CSU, also said that Facebook could become a “shadow bank” with its 2 billion users, which should put the regulators on the highest alert. Similarly, Joachim Wuermeling, a member of the Bundesbank’s board of directors, has spoken out: Facebook should not become a new “marketplace for money laundering or terrorist financing”. Similar to the green financial expert Schick, who had just been concerned about the lack of privacy: “Anonymous payment options” like Libra also made it easier “to remunerate service providers almost anywhere in the world without the treasury’s eye”.

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BNB’s Price Spiked Over 27% Amid Listing Bella Protocol

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Binance’s coin (BNB) price spiked over 27% in the past couple of hours amid listing Bella Protocol (BEL) on Bianace’s LaunchPad. BNB holders will be able to earn and acquire new token rewards in return for staking BNB, BUSD, and ARPA tokens.

BNB coin volumes spiked and the price jumped from $18.49 to $23.59 within few hours.

BNB Price Spike

BNB coin holders will be able farm BEL tokens over 30 days, starting on September 9th. Binance will then list BEL on September 16th and open trading for BEL/BTC, BEL/BNB, BEL/BUSD, and BEL/USDT trading pairs.

Bella Protocol is a user-friendly Decentralized finance (DeFi) and also an asset management platform with very low transaction fees. They claim that these initiatives will offer a more seamless user experience for DeFi investors.

BEL is an ERC20 token and is the governance token in the Bella ecosystem. The total supply of $BEL is 100,000,000. BEL coin holders will be able to earn profit sharing, get fee discount, staking rewards, and voting power in the Bella ecosystem.

Bella Token Distribution

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Flare Network Will Airdrop Spark Tokens For Ripple Holders

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Ripple-backed blockchain platform Flare Network will be distributing 45 Billion Spark tokens to all XRP holders of non-custodial wallets. The air drop is planned take place on December 12th this year.

The Flare’s native token Spark will be generated through a “utility fork” in XRP. XRP holders will receive Spark tokens in 1:1 ration. Meaning there will be 100 billion Spark token in total. while Spark works independently on the Flare Network, it still holds some relation with XRP.

Currently, only four cryptocurrency exchanges (Uphold, Bitrue, Gatehub and Anchorusd) will be supporting the upcoming airdrop. Large exchanges like Binance and Crypto.com have not released any official statements regarding the support of Spark airdrop.

The Flare Network will integrate the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This will allow the network to execute smart contracts on Ethereum using the XRP cryptocurrency via FXRP. For smart contracts, payments will happen in XRP through Interledger integrated into Flare. In this case, Spark will help to collateralize the FXRP. All the people using Spark and providing it as collateral will earn fees.

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Yearn Finance Coin Surges Past $38K

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YFI Coin, the native token of the Decentralized Finance Yearn Finance (YFI) platform has eclipsed Bitcoin’s value and posted a new all-time high of $38,655 (around 3.2BTC).

YFI coin price on Binance

YFI coin soared by 17% in the last 24 hours from around $26k to $38K, reaching a new time high providing rapid returns for its investors.

The Decentralized Finance (DeFi) project of Yearn Finance was officially released around the 17th of July by Andre Cronje, YFI coin was trading for around 7k. The DeFi platform aggregates lending services such as Aave, Compound, DyDx and Fulcrum in a bid to simplify the process of Yield Farming.

YFI platform allows users to to provide funds to vaults, which automatically rotate them between dydx, Aave and Compound lending protocols, in search of the best yield. The entire process is managed by a smart contract and is fully automated.

The yield providers earn profits for staking their funds, as well as acquiring YFI tokens. This allows them to participate in governance and vote on important parameter changes. It can also be sold on exchanges for profit. The total supply is capped at 30,000 YFI tokens.

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