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Blockchain, the underlying technology powering cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC-USD) and Ethereum (ETH-USD), has attracted the capital of investors, speculators, and institutions alike as it holds tremendous potential in reshaping and disrupting the financial and banking industry. Last week, Facebook (FB) jumped into the fray and unveiled its plans for a new global digital currency, Libra, scheduled to launch in the first half of 2020.