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Trader-Turned-Entrepreneur Says Facebook `Ripping Off’ His Logo

June 20, 2019, 8:42 PM

Facebook Inc.’s cryptocurrency project Calibra is drawing more flak.

Former Morgan Stanley currency trader Stuart Sopp, now chief executive officer of teen debit-card company Current, accused Facebook of “ripping off” his startup’s logo for its new crypto venture. Current tweeted a comparison of the two images on June 19.

“I was pretty angry, I misspelled Mark Zuckerberg’s name several times and angrily tweeted and deleted a couple,” Sopp said in an interview at a financial conference in Montauk, New York, referring to Facebook’s CEO. “The richest and most powerful people are effectively taking shortcuts by copying us.”

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