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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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Facebook’s Libra to Be Forked to ‘OpenLibra’

When Facebook‘s cryptocurrency Libra started struggling with keeping its co-workers to keep partners on board and all of the institutions happy, an alternative called OpenLibra came to address some of Libra’s potential flaws.OpenLibra is described as an “open platform for financial inclusion,” with a tagline: “Not run by Facebook” and it was announced at Ethereum Foundation‘s Devcon 5 conference in Osaka, Japan.Be it as it may, thirty blockchain companies and nonprofit organizations decided...

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Robinhood Announces Revamped Cash Management Feature With 2.05% APY

Robinhood, the financial services and stock-trading company based in California, has just announced its launch of a new feature called Cash Management. According to the announcement, the new feature which will come with a Mastercard debit card will allow its users to earn an annual percentage yield (APY) of 2.05% on all unused funds left in brokerage accounts. Users can now visit Robinhood and join a growing waitlist, to take advantage of Cash Management and reserve a debit card.In December...

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You Can Bet on whether or not Facebook’s Libra will Launch by 2020

Facebook’s forthcoming digital currency, the Libra, is probably the most uncertain project in the cryptocurrency industry at the moment. Ever since the company announced its plans to issue the asset, there has been significantly heavy backlash both from the public and also from the U.S. Congress, so much that the earlier proposed date for early next year is quite shaky, if not completely impossible. Now, a crypto futures exchange firm seems to be taken advantage of all the uncertainty of the...

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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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