Don't Fear the Libra - DTNS SPECIAL

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We talk with Tonya M. Evans, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Director, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law Certificate Program at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law about Libra, its misconceptions, why it's not truly a cryptocurrency and what the future may hold for it.

What are in your view the main misconceptions about Libra?

What in your view are the main problems/challenges for Libra

What would the reception of Libra be if Facebook wasn't involved?

Could something like Libra take off without Facebook behind it?

- Walmart's new patent filing signaling they may follow in FB's footsteps. (pegged to dollar, stored value card, not global, just a patent for now)

"Generating one digital currency unit by tying the one digital currency unit to a regular currency; storing information of the one digital currency unit into a block of a blockchain; buying or paying the one digital currency unit.”

https://cointelegraph.com/news/walmart-is-trying-to-patent-its-own-libra-like-digital-currency

What already exists that is similar to Libra?

Tell me a little about the Blockchain Cryptocurrency & Law online professional certificate program (law.unh.edu/blockchain).

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