The Facebook division that gave birth to the Libra cryptocurrency has been renamed in an effort to distance the tech giant from the embattled project. Facebook executive David Marcus said the Calibra unit, which will support Libra through a digital wallet available on Facebook’s services, is now called Novi. The new name—a combination of the Latin words “novus,” which means new, and “via,” which...
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The Heir Who Wants to Be Mayor
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.To spend time with Daniel Lurie is to understand the true meaning of the word “mensch.” Everyone who knows the San Francisco philanthropist and Levi’s heir says pretty much the same things about him: Daniel is “a really good guy”—affable, smart, egoless and earnest in his desire to improve the lives of the neediest. So earlier this year, when I began hearing...
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