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Facebook Was Wooing Regulators Before Controversial Libra Reveal

Facebook sat down with the United Kingdom's finance ministry, the central bank, and other regulatory officials in what was presumably a pre-emptive move to win favor before announcing its own self-titled cryptocurrency, Libra. This new revelation comes from Reuters, which received the details from freedom of information requests and claims that the responses illustrate an intentional effort to garner support for Libra before its unveiling in mid-June. The social media behemoth reportedly sat...

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66% of Europe Refuse to Use Calibra for Libra Transfers

The results of a cryptocurrency survey conducted by the Dutch banking group, ING, revealed a significant lack of appetite for Facebook's Libra, and its designated use case: Sending payments across social media. Taking 15,000 Europeans, from 15 distinct countries, the survey collated Europe's sentiment around digital currencies. Questions ranged from the future of cryptocurrencies to whether or not respondents would go swap cryptos out in lieu of cash. Want Some Libra?...

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4 Countries That Really Don’t Like Facebook’s Crypto Libra

Governments around the world went on high alert after American social media giant Facebook announced a permissioned blockchain digital currency, named Libra. Unsurprisingly, the prospect of a privately-backed alternative digital currency didn't exactly excite financial regulators in North America, Europe, and Asia. Here are the four countries that really don't like Facebook's Libra. France Is Not a Fan of Libra France has, perhaps, been the most vocal opponent of Facebook's...

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ECB Revives Plans for a Rival Coin to Libra & Bitcoin

It seems Facebook’s woes are starting to mount as the European Central Bank (ECB) revives plans to create its own digital currency in direct competition to Libra and bitcoin. Yet another Libra challenger steps up to the plate. This time, it isn’t China’s incipient central bank digital currency (CBDC) but instead a newly proposed CBDC from the ECB. According to Reuters, speaking at a news conference after a meeting of EU finance ministers in Helsinki, ECB board member Benoit Coeure noted that...

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Twitter Rubbishes Libra Co-Creator’s Crypto-Fiat Pledge

David Marcus, CEO of Facebook's Calibra digital wallet service would rather have the Libra Association take the lead, if only to avoid Congressional hearings. | Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik An attempt by the co-creator of Facebook’s cryptocurrency to “debunk” the notion that Libra will not threaten the sovereignty of nations has been greeted with skepticism on...

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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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Facebook Crypto Libra Faces Grilling From 26 Central Banks Today

Over two dozen central banks will question Facebook over its stablecoin crypto Libra in Switzerland today. | Source: Shutterstock Facebook is set to go through another round of extreme questioning as it goes ahead with the plans to launch its controversial cryptocurrency Libra. The tech giant will face representatives of twenty-six central banks, including the Federal...

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How the E.U. Plans to Battle Against Libra

It appears Libra doesn’t have that many fans. The new digital currency from Facebook is stemming controversy and dislike everywhere it goes, and now the European Central Bank (ECB) is taking what it deems to be necessary action by building its own national digital coin as a means of competing with it. Libra Just Can’t Find FriendsThis isn’t the first time a country (or in this case, continent) has emerged with a new digital currency to fight Libra’s alleged attacks. The first is China, who...

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Facebook’s Libra Association Shrugs Off Regulatory Concerns, Prepares Launch for 2020

The Libra Association behind Facebook's cryptocurrency is confident in 2020 launch. | Source: Shutterstock Bertrand Perez, the general director of the Libra Association, has expressed confidence that Facebook’s stablecoin will launch during 2020. Speaking to French publication Les Echos, Perez indicated that while the Libra Association is expecting talks with...

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