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DID YOU KNOW? Facebook announced plans to launch in 2020 a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users. Big, corporate partners - including financial-services heavyweights Mastercard, PayPal, Uber Technologies, and Spotify Technology - will help it create a “secure, scalable and reliable” cryptocurrency. Facebook is up to 2.4 BILLION global users. (WSJ)

DID YOU KNOW? In 2019, installations of solar panels are expected to be up 25% from 2018 to 13.3 gigawatts (Solar Energy Industries Assoc.) mostly from utility company installations. Prior forecasts called for 14% growth, primarily due to late project announcements in Texas, the largest producer of clean energy in the USA. Installations fell 2% in 2018 after 30% tariffs were slapped on overseas-made solar panels, but costs have dropped notably due to over-supply. Solar is good for utility companies, but surely its as good for individual homeowners who stand to reap the savings?) (REUTERS)

DID YOU KNOW? Many agents have built their careers hanging around wealthy people and doing the same things very wealthy people enjoy. This allows for multiple opportunities to network and connect....and have fun doing so. This includes boating, travel, aviation, outdoor activities, skiing, collecting cars and watches, fishing, etc, PHILANTHROPY is still #1. (WEALTH-X)
DID YOU KNOW? In the UK, 95% of Facebook’s Vanity Fair's monthly users access it via mobile. Mobile-first video (also known as vertical video, where users view it in a vertical, portrait orientation) is associated with the highest aided recall, message recall + purchase intent results. (VF)
DID YOU KNOW? The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo said on Monday their index of builder confidence in newly built, single-family homes fell to 64 from 66 in May. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast the reading to rise to 67. (Reuters)

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