United States Patent and Trademark Office shows Facebook recently acquired the trademark ‘Libra.’ The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the code word for Facebook’s stablecoin project is Libra. Thursday evening, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell report about the social media company’s efforts in blockchain, specifically that it is working on a building a full payments network and is in discussions with payment networks Visa and Mastercard to support it. At the center of its efforts is a stable coin, dubbed Libra, according to the report. A source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Block that Facebook’s crypto project’s code and product name is Libra, and that the firm is recruiting financial firms to support the effort. It appears there’s hard evidence to suggest Facebook has acquired the trademark for the name ‘Libra’ for the project, as per a document from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The previous trademark holder is a cryptocurrency tax company that recently changed its name to Lukka.
Facebook is taking legal action against a cluster of Chinese websites that sell fake accounts, likes and followers both on Facebook itself and on Instagram. The company announced the legal action in a short blog post late Friday afternoon (a move unusual enough to pique our curiosity a little). Of course, the fact that Facebook […]