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PayPal Absent From Libra Association Meeting, Might Abandon Facebook’s Project Entirely

Apart from its ongoing antitrust investigation as put forward by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook is also having a rough time regarding its proposed digital currency, the Libra. A few months ago, Facebook announced its plans to float its own cryptocurrency and also released a whitepaper to the effect.As part of the announcement, a Libra Association was announced, an association made up of several big companies including Uber, Mastercard, Visa, eBay, Spotify and many other...

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Bankers Raise a Warning That Facebook’s Libra Will Create Shadow Banking System

Photo: ShutterstockWell, if the regulatory scrutiny on Facebook‘s Libra cryptocurrency was not enough, even bankers have jumped in to pull down the Libra project. Recently, the United States Federal Reserve had asked some of the largest banking institutions in the country about their stand on Libra.Responding to it, the bankers have expressed risks posed by Libra like a potential decline in the deposit accounts as well as the banks’ payment volumes. As per the Bloomberg report, the banks...

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ECB Exec: Libra Could Address Global Payments System Problems

Speaking to the German federal parliament Bundestag on Wednesday, Benoit Coeure, a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) said that Facebook’s currency Libra could possibly fix some of the troubling issues that exist at the international payments market. However, he warned that, on the other hand, it might create other problems that will need regulators to act more liberal and creative. He said:“Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and...

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U.S. Congress Hearing With the SEC: The Journey So Far

About a week ago on Thursday the 19th of September, the Committee on Financial Services scheduled Tuesday 24th, as the day for a Congress crypto hearing. Tagged “Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop on the Beat”, the hearing was arranged to discuss several crypto-related issues including the SEC’s regulation of the sector, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), Facebook’s Libra, and also a possible categorization of digital assets as official securities.The hearing...

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IBM Indicates Willingness to Work with Facebook on Libra

One of the greatest technology companies on the face of the earth IBM has indicated its willingness to work with social media giant Facebook on its cryptocurrency Libra. In a CNBC interview on Monday 23rd September 2019, the Blockchain services of the firm Jason Kelley indicated his organization’s willingness to work with just about anybody in the crypto space. He said:“Blockchain is a team sport… Our clients are ready to work with (Facebook) and we’re ready to work with all of them to bring...

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Facebook Acquires ServiceFriend, Possibly Building a Chatbot for Calibra Wallet

While Facebook is prepping for its Libra launch in 2020, it also has acquired ServiceFriend which is a start-up that builds bots. Experts already have speculated that this is possibly meant for the Calibra wallet support service. First, this news was published in an Israel where ServiceFriend is situated. One of its largest investors, Roberto Singler, alerted one of the local publications about this matter. While Facebook hasn’t yet approved the relevance to Calibra on this deal,...

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China’s Digital Currency Research Institute Exec Says Facebook’s Libra Can’t Be Stopped

Changchuan Mu within the educational lectures touches a range of cryptocurrency questions starting from the recently announced People’s Bank of China (PBoC) digital currency to the vast expansion of Facebook‘s Libra. Also, he compared Libra to the PBoC digital currency, stating that the Chinese new currency is even better than Libra in several aspects. Mu believes that at this point, Libra already might be unstoppable and that it is “highly unlikely” that someone can stop people from buying...

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Binance Says Its Venus Stablecoin Would Be More Government-Friendly Than Facebook’s Libra

As the stablecoin race catches up, cryptocurrency exchange Binance wants to position its Venus stablecoin more aggressively. Taking a dig at Facebook‘s Libra, Binance said that the Venus will be a government-friendly alternative to the Libra Coin.Last month in August 2019, Binance unveiled its plans to launch stablecoins and other digital assets pegged to fiat currencies across the globe. This initiative is part of the company’s plan to form major partnerships and alliances with global...

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Over Twenty Central Banks to Discuss Facebook’s Libra With the Libra Association

As per the Financial Times report, members of the Libra Association will have a discussion today with 26 officials from global central banks as well as the Bank of England and the U.S. Federal Reserve. The discussions are likely to happen on the lines of Facebook‘s work on handling global regulations while maintaining absolute transparency and monetary security of Libra users.A European Central Bank’s (ECB) Executive Board member, Benoît Coeuré said that today’s meeting will be held in Basel,...

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Vitalik Buterin Stays Confident about Ethereum 2.0 and Optimistic about Facebook’s Libra

Photo: Ethereal / TwitterOn Sunday, the Ethereal Summit took place in Tel Aviv. The Summit is a global series of conferences focused on connecting leading companies and influencers shaping the future of blockchain. At the event, Ethereum founders Joseph Lubin and Vitalik Buterin were among the speakers. They commented on the development of the upcoming Ethereum 2.0 update and discussed possible collaboration with Facebook within their nascent cryptocurrency – Libra.Prospects of Ethereum...

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