LA football player shows support for Bitcoin – September 11

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👉 LA football player shows support for Bitcoin

Russell Okung is an American football player who plays left tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers. He’s said to be something of a geek, and even likes Bitcoin!

Most recently, Okung changed his Twitter handle to “Pay Me in Bitcoin”. He’s also partnered with eToro to do a series of blockchain-related giveaways, with the label of “Monday Night Bitcoin”.

👉 Chinese cryptocurrency will be similar to Libra

In case you didn’t know, China’s central bank recently confirmed plans to launch its own state-backed cryptocurrency. Until now, very few details about the currency have been known.

Recent statements allege that the new Chinese cryptocurrency will be very similar to Libra, Facebook’s vision of a cryptocurrency. The token will be integrated into some of China’s most popular social media apps, including WeChat.

👉 Marshall Islands explains decision to issue cryptocurrency

Early last year, the Marshall Islands showed interest in launching its own cryptocurrency. Since then, things have come a long way, and the vision for the currency has been fleshed out.

In a recent Medium post, the nation explained its decision to issue a sovereign cryptocurrency, writing that relying on third part currencies like the Dollar means high fees and international finance’s fragility.