Ubergizmo: Facebook’s Libra In Trouble As More Companies Withdraw Their Support

Ubergizmo: Facebook’s Libra In Trouble As More Companies Withdraw Their Support. “Last week, it was reported that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency lost one of the companies that initially supported it. This came in the form of PayPal who decided to back out of the cryptocurrency. However, it seems that Libra could be in serious trouble because it looks like more founding companies are withdrawing their support as well.”

Gone in Six Seconds: Visa Credit Card Details

When it comes to online security, it looks like MasterCard has one big advantage over Visa. “Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found. Experts from Newcastle University said it was ‘frighteningly easy’ to do with a laptop and an internet connection.”

Visa Launches Developer Platform

A little outside the ResearchBuzz remit but I think this is going to end up impacting a lot of people: Visa has launched a developer platform. “With regards to today’s Visa Developer announcement, for the first time in the company’s nearly 60 year history software developers will have open access to payments technology, products and services by Visa. The new Visa Developer platform is designed to help financial institutions, merchants, and technology companies meet the demands of consumers and merchants, who increasingly rely on connected devices to shop, pay and get paid.”