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Singapore’s Monetary Authority Head Ravi Menon Says Libra Raises Global Financial Risks

Ravi Menon, head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the nation’s central bank, has warned that Facebook’s controversial stablecoin project Libra raises significant global financial risks, which must be addressed by regulatory authorities.  Menon joins a growing list of regulators throughout the world who’ve… Read More

US House Financial Services Committee to Hold Hearing with ALL SEC Commissioners. Topics Include Cryptocurrency & Facebook’s Libra; Private Markets vs. Public Markets

The US House Financial Services Committee is planning to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide additional information about a litany of topics including cryptocurrencies and Facebook’s stablecoin project Libra. Other topics include the discussion on private markets vs. public markets as well… Read More

Libra Head: Facebook Cryptocurrency Won’t Threaten National Sovereignty

David Marcus, a former PayPal executive now leading Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, has claimed on Twitter that the company’s proposed in-app global payments network will not threaten the monetary sovereignty of nations. The tweet was met with some skepticism, however. Regulators around the world have… Read More

French Minister of Economy Says No to Libra. Libra Association’s MD is Unfazed

On September 12, the French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire did not mince words. Libra should not be allowed in Europe, he said. Later, on the same day, Bertrand Perez, the newly appointed managing director and COO of the Libra Association was… Read More

German Government Speaks Against the Authorization of Facebook’s Stablecoin Libra

Germany’s government has spoken against the authorization of the ongoing development of Facebook’s controversial stablecoin project Libra in Europe. Christian Democratic Union parliamentarian Thomas Heilmann, who’s responsible for creating CDU’s policies on blockchain technology, said the German government will not allow projects like Libra to… Read More

Head of Libra Association Says Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Will Launch in 2020, Renminbi “Will Not Be Part of It”

Bertrand Perez, General Director of the Libra Association says Facebook has no plans to delay the launch of its global (crypto)currency network, despite outcry from global regulators. “We are firmly maintaining our launch schedule, between the end of the first half of next year and… Read More

French Minister: Facebook’s Stablecoin Libra Challenges “Monetary Sovereignty” of States, Must Be Blocked

France’s government is reportedly planning to block the ongoing development of Facebook’s controversial stablecoin project, Libra.  French authorities said the launch of the crypto-related Libra initiative must not be permitted in Europe because it challenges the “monetary sovereignty” of states, according to CNBC. The report… Read More

In Light of FINMA Guidance on Stablecoins, Libra Will Pursue Payment System License

Following the announcement by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has issued guidelines on the treatment of stablecoins under Swiss law, the Libra Association, a non profit based in Geneva, Switzerland, will pursue a license as a payment system with lead supervisory authority under the… Read More

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Issues Guidelines on Treatment of Stablecoins Following Request for Assessment by Libra

The planned international scope of Libra requires an internationally coordinated approach. The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has published guidelines on treatment of stablecoins under Swiss law. Stablecoins are virtual currencies or cryptocurrencies which attempt to hold a stable value by pegging itself to… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China to Include P2P lending Industry into Credit System On September 2nd, the special working group for Fintech risk ratification and special working group for online lending administration jointly issued a notice, requiring all p2p lending institutions to be connected to the credit system established… Read More

European Central Bank Official Calls Facebook’s Libra “Treacherous” and “Cartel-Like”

Private money on the scale of Facebook’s Libra is dangerous and likely contrary to the public good, Yves Mersch, Executive Board Member of the ECB told the ESCB Legal Conference in Frankfurt September 2nd: “In the field of money, history bears testament to two basic truths…. Read More

Bug Bounty Program for Facebooks Libra Coin Now Live

After kicking up an unprecedented uproar from global regulators, Facebook appears to be pressing on full steam with development of Libra, the company’s proposed global cryptocurrency network. Facebook has now announced a “bug bounty” program that “reflects the Libra Association’s principles of openness, transparency, and global… Read More

Chair of House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters Comments on Trip to Switzerland & Facebook’s Libra Plan: “My Concerns Remain”

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Chairwoman of the influential House Financial Services Committee, has issued a statement on her Bipartisan trip to Switzerland to learn more about Facebook’s plan to launch a stablecoin dubbed Libra. Facebook has incorporated Libra in the crypto-friendly jurisdiction of Switzerland like… Read More

Report: Three Companies Backing Facebook’s Libra Crypto Project Getting Cold Feet

At least three companies that threw their support behind Facebook’s bid to create a global cryptocurrency network within its apps are considering leaving the Libra Association as regulators level on the project, Financial Times reports. The disquieted companies are not named, but some reportedly fear… Read More

EU Antitrust Regulators Examining Facebook’s Libra

Antitrust regulators from the EU’s European Commission are currently examining possible monopoly implications of Libra, Facebook’s proposed global currency system, Bloomberg reports. Facebook announced in June that it would roll out the Libra “stablecoin” cryptocurrency through its WhatsApp and Messenger apps in 2020. They said the… Read More

In SEC Filing, Facebook Discloses Risks Posed by Libra, Proposed Global Currency System

Facebook has disclosed the market risks it perceives regarding Libra, the company’s attempt to create a global cryptocurrency and payment rails  for use by the network’s 2.4 billion users “and as a standalone application.” The risks are disclosed in the company’s substantial Q2 2019 quarterly… Read More

First We’ve Heard of It: Swiss Data Protection Commissioner Not Contacted by Facebook

On July 16, David Marcus, CEO of Facebook’s proposed currency project, Libra, told members of the U.S. Senate convened in a hearing that he expected the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) to regulate financial privacy on Libra. The non-profit Libra Association is… Read More

Report: Facebook Assembling “Army” of Washington Lobbyists to Bend Ears on Libra

Facebook has added the services of two lobbying firms specializing in financial services to its squad of existing lobbyists to try and curry favour for Libra, Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency project, among regulators in Washington, Politico reports. According to to the outlet: “Facebook has also been… Read More

Political Advocacy Groups Tell Libra Partners to Walk Away from Facebook’s Crypto Aspirations: “They should jump out of this sinking ship”

The Facebook Libra Trainwreck The growing cacophony of skepticism and concern from elected and appointed officials regarding Facebook’s attempt to create its own global stablecoin was joined by another group of voices last week. The Open Market Institute, Public Citizen, Demand Progress Education Fund, and… Read More

Libra has the Potential to Transition in No Time from “Too Small to Care” to “Too Big to Fail”

Last week, both the US House and US Senate held hearings on Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency which is envisioned as a global payments platform. David Marcus, Head of Libra/Calibra testified at both hearings. As Crowdfund Insider has already reported, both the House Financial Services Committee… Read More

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