Quite literally, ads is the way the internet is monetized. This is how marketers turn your eyeballs looking at computer screens into profits. In a way, it wasn’t the internet that invented ads. Ads have always been how television monetized its programming.
The technology predated the practically world-changing business use cases by at least 10 years, although there is one harrowing difference in the genetics of Bitcoin that separates it from normal technological advances.
Facebook has retracted its longstanding ban on ads related to digital currencies, NFTs and more, saying it wants to “make it easier” for companies to apply to run digital currency ads.
Five U.S. lawmakers wrote a letter to Zuckerberg urging him to discontinue the Novi and Diem ventures, stating that Facebook can’t be trusted to manage a digital currency.
After clashing with the U.S. securities regulator on its proposed Lend feature, Coinbase is now working on regulatory proposals for the digital currency industry.
Facebook has faced an uphill task bringing regulators onboard with its Diem payment system, even after pouring millions into lobbying and rebranding efforts.
Formerly known as Libra, the token is expected to be launched as part of a small test project in the coming month, during which time it will only be pegged to the value of the U.S. dollar.
The stablecoins caused consternation in the U.K. when its launch was originally mooted back in 2019, in common with governments and central banks elsewhere in the world.
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter are free because they use consumers as the product, harvesting data and selling them for profit, Patrick Thompson writes.
The explosion of data sped up the transformation into a connected world as more information was available for collection and analysis than ever before, Jacob Rozen writes.
Innovation is thriving in Bitcoin SV but Charles Miller predicts that its successes will be by adding to the world we know, rather than by destroying it.