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Jeff John Roberts


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Recent articles by Jeff:

Security Tokens Will Be the 'Killer App' of Cryptocurrency, Overstock CEO Says

Patrick Byrne hinted he would soon be making a major announcement related to security tokens. → Read More

How Facebook's Libra Will Turbo-Charge Its Ad Empire

It will be like opening a cash register at the end of the day and knowing the source of every dollar. → Read More

Facebook Announces Project Libra, Its Wildly Ambitious Plan to Bring Cryptocurrency to the Masses

The new digital currency will roll out first on Messenger and WhatsApp. → Read More

Facebook's New Coin: 5 Things to Know About Project Libra

Facebook is launching a new cryptocurrency. Here's what you need to know about using Libra as a crypto coin on WhatsApp and Messenger. → Read More

Ripple Takes $50 Million Stake in MoneyGram in Push to Deploy XRP

A game changer for XRP? → Read More

CEOs on Capitalism and a Life of Meaning

More and more Chinese consumers are using mobile payments services like Alipay or Wechat Pay instead of cash. → Read More

How Facial Recognition Will Change Driving

This means the next generation of automobiles may contain features that scan drivers' faces for fatigue or other signs of impairment. → Read More

Microsoft President Says 'Hipster Antitrust' Is Coming

At Fortune's CEO Initiative, Microsoft's Smith said U.S. regulators will look beyond consumer prices as a test for anticompetitive behavior. → Read More

Time for New Trade Tactics With China: Data Sheet

The FTC and Department of Justice are increasing their antitrust focus on Amazon and Google. → Read More

Microsoft Removes Face Recognition Photos Amid Privacy Controversy

Microsoft quietly deleted the facial recognition dataset the media called attention to privacy and ethical issues. → Read More

Does the SEC's ICO Lawsuit Against Kik Go Too Far?

The SEC did not have to take the drastic step of suing Kik, which unlike other companies that held ICOs, is not a fly-by-night operation. → Read More

New York’s MTA Gets Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Fitbit Pay: Here’s How to Set It Up

Which stations have the MTA's new tap-to-pay system? → Read More

The Splinternet Is Growing

Cyberbalkanization, in which countries seek to fence off the web into a series of national Internets, is worsening at an increasing pace. → Read More

'Smart Grills' Marry Technology and Barbecue

A new generation of “smart grills" allow users to tend to their ribs and burgers from the comfort of their couch. → Read More

Facebook Could Fix the News Industry With Micropayments—Unless Kik Does It First

How Facebook is poised to finally solve the problem of micropayments, and help the news industry, by using blockchain. → Read More

TransferWise Reaches $3.5 Billion Valuation After Secondary Stock Sale

TransferWise said the $292 million stock purchase put the value of the company at $3.5 billion, double its last reported valuation. → Read More

Exclusive: Scammed Porn Watchers Have Paid Nearly $1 Million in Bitcoin Blackmail

Scammers have sent millions of porn blackmail emails, earning $949,000 in Bitcoin from the racket, anti-phishing company Area 1 revealed. → Read More

Brainstorm Finance Is Almost Here: Come Join Us on the Beach

So come join us on June 19 and 20 in Montauk. Brainstorm Finance is invitation only and almost at capacity but there are a few slots left. → Read More

Bitcoin Comes to Whole Foods, Major Retailers in Coup for Digital Currency

“The idea of living on crypto is now a reality,” says Tyler Winklevoss. → Read More

Surprise Amazon Go Store Opening Causes New Yorkers to Do What They Do Best: Line Up

An Amazon Go store appeared in Manhattan Tuesday morning, leading to long lines by noon. It's Amazon's first cashier-less store in New York. → Read More