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Facebook Won’t Participate in Libra Launch unless Congress Gives Greenlight, Says Zuckerberg

In an effort to ensure that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency breaks down regulatory walls and launches on time or at least not too far from the earlier planned launch date, the social media giant is willing to make some compromises.In a testimony recently submitted to the House Financial Service Committee, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed to U.S. lawmakers that Facebook itself will not handle Libra, suggesting that the Libra Association which is the body tasked with the role of...

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Facebook’s Libra Head David Marcus Cautions US on China’s Win if Libra Fails

Facebook‘s head of the Libra project – David Marcus – has recently given an indirect warning to the U.S. lawmakers of losing the digital currency war to China, if the company’s Libra Project fails.Since its Libra cryptocurrency announcement in June 2019, Facebook has been in odds with the regulators over the Libra launch. The regulators have repeatedly questioned Facebook’s ability to execute this project at a global level.However, David Marcus has warned Washington that if Libra is derailed,...

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Facebook Open to Using Fiat-Pegged Stablecoins for Its Libra Cryptocurrency

Social media giant Facebook has been facing severe regulatory troubles for launching its Libra cryptocurrency. Last week, even big giants like Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Stripe, who were earlier part of the Libra Association, announced their withdrawal from the project.Facebook is now working out other ways to keep its Libra project alive. As reported by Reuters, Facebook proposed using fiat-pegged digital stablecoins for its project. It means that instead of directly pegging the Libra token...

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G7 Says that Bitcoin Failed but Libra Poses Threat to Financial Stability

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday that Paris, Rome, and Berlin will join together in the effort of blocking Facebook’s new digital currency Libra in Europe.This is not the first time Le Maire is showing his hate towards cryptocurrencies. Last month, when he spoke about Libra, he said that this kind of technology, developed by the social media giant “causes serious concerns and therefore its operation cannot be authorized for use on European soil.”He added that the Libra...

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‘There is No Status Quo Option for Libra,’ Says Facebook’s David Marcus

Some of the most important personas in FinTech and banking spoke on Wednesday at the IMF’s ‘Big Tech and the Future of Finance’ seminar, part of its annual meeting.Among them was Calibra’s CEO David Marcus, Bank of England governor Mark Carney, Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani, and Havard economic professor Jason Furman. They spoke about digital payments, stablecoins, and of, course, Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency.The role of big technological companies as is Facebook itself breaking into the...

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Libra Exec Is Confident Association Will Hit 100 Members before Official Launch

Facebook’s Libra has faced its fair share of roadblocks since it was first announced a few months ago. Regardless, the company seems to slowly be rising out of its problems and has said that its initial plan to have at least 100 members as part of the Libra Association, would be achieved before the asset officially launches.Speaking during a phone interview with CNBC, the Libra Association’s Chief Operating Officer and provisional Managing Director, Bertrand Perez, has said the that...

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Libra Association Claims It Has 180 Candidates to Join the Row of Its Members

After it seemed all the big-ones were leaving Facebook‘s backed cryptocurrency, it seems it still has its faithful believers. On Monday, in Geneva, Switzerland, 21 associations agreed to sign the Libra Association charter at last. The Libra Association named its board of directors as well a decision about people who will sit at the executive chairs.The first chair will be, as expected, Calibra’s CEO David Marcus who named 4 more people as his board fellows. That people are a partner with...

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Government Threats Visa, Mastercard and Others that Choose Libra, Says VanEck Director

On Saturday we reported how, after PayPal Holdings Inc. abandoned Facebook’s association Libra, the other big payment giants followed its example.Mastercard, Visa, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago have also pulled out and it seems this could become pretty large obstacle to the development of this cryptocurrency.Director at VanEck Gabor Gurbacs said the companies that abandoned Libra Association were actually pressured into leaving.As per Gurbacs, there is growing concern for Facebook’s ability...

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After PayPal, Mastercard, Visa, Stripe and eBay Abandoned Facebook’s Libra

Recently we reported about how PayPal, one of the founding members of the Libra Association abandoned the whole project. However, it seems it wasn’t the only one. Just for a reminder, there were previously 28 members of the association, but it seems that they couldn’t handle the issues Libra is currently facing, most especially the problems surrounding regulatory support from relevant authorities. Now Mastercard, Visa, eBay, and payments firm Stripe have decided not to participate in...

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Libra’s Future in Question as Mark Zuckerberg is Set to Testify Before the U.S. Congress

Things do not seem to be going as planned for Facebook’s Libra as Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the US Congress later in the month. This was revealed by the Chairwoman of the United States House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters (D) in a press statement yesterday. The Chairwoman indicated that a letter had been sent to the Social media giant in July “requesting an immediate moratorium on the implementation of Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, and digital...

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