You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the main news concerning technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: cryptocurrency, telemedicine, the Internet of Things (IoT), and novelties with Google Maps, among other stories.
The first stablecoins reach Brazil
Stablecoins (cryptocurrencies designed to minimize the volatility of prices) have taken center stage in the cryptocurrency world after Facebook announced its plans to develop a digital coin in June. The currency, called Libra, will be backed by a mix of assets in four official currencies.