It’s June 18th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
Facebook announced that it’s launching a global cryptocurrency. The currency, Libra, won’t be in circulation until next year. But there are already a ton of questions about it. We’ll explain cryptocurrency and tell you how Facebook expects their version to work.
President Trump will officially kick off his 2020 campaign tonight. Even though technically, he’s been running for re-election since day one in office. We’ll tell you what it means to run for president … when you’re already the president.
It’s Pride Month, and some US embassies abroad are waving rainbow flags. But they didn’t exactly get the OK from the State Department. We’ll break it down.
And finally: Boaty McBoatface is back in the headlines. This time, it’s about more than just the name. Listen in.
theSkimm: It’s only June, but Facebook’s ready for Libra season. The social media giant is about to roll out a new global cryptocurrency called Libra. We’ll explain why Facebook thinks you should turn your $ into ≋. Meanwhile, President Trump will officially announce his re-election campaign tonight at a rally in Orlando. Technically he’s been running ever since he took office in 2017. But there are some nitty-gritty rules sitting presidents are supposed to follow on the campaign trail. We’ll explain. Also on today’s episode: pride flags abound, and Boaty McBoatface is making waves. Again.