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David Marcus, Diem / Libra Leader at Facebook Plans Exit: Report

David Marcus, the lead executive at Facebook / Meta (NASDAQ:FB) heading the charge for Facebook’s botched attempt to create a digital currency is exiting the firm to “pursue other projects,” according to a report in Bloomberg. Marcus joined Facebook from PayPal in 2014. According to… Read More

Does NOVI Matter? Facebook Rolls Out Pilot Program for Payments Feature, Digital Wallet

Formerly known as Libra and then Diem, Facebook’s (NASD:FB) scaled-back entrance into the digital currency sector has announced the firm’s Novi digital wallet pilot program is rolling out – starting with Guatemala and the United States. The pilot is designed to confirm operational readiness as… Read More

Stablecoin Report: Greater Risks Posed by Stablecoins Using Only Fractional Reserves or Higher-Risk Asset Allocations

The dramatic growth of stablecoin issuance may eventually have implications for the overall functioning of short-term credit markets, according to Fitch Ratings. The statement by Fitch follows comments late last month by Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren stating that Tether is a looming risk for… Read More

Silvergate Capital Corporation to Issue Diem Stablecoin in the US

Silvergate Capital Corporation (NYSE: SI) will partner with Diem, formerly Libra, to issue a US dollar stablecoin in the US. Silvergate is a Federal Reserve member bank and a provider of financial infrastructure solutions and services for the growing digital currency industry. Shares in Silvergate… Read More

Diem, Formerly Libra, Withdraws Application in Switzerland to Focus on US Dollar Stablecoin

In a significant twist of events, Diem, formerly Libra, has withdrawn its payment systems application in Switzerland. Diem had submitted an application to Switzerland, a crypto-friendly jurisdiction, in anticipation of launching a global cryptocurrency. The  Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) said that Diem Networks… Read More

Digital Currency Diem, Formerly Libra, to Include Rigorous KYC

Christian Catalini, an MIT Professor and co-founder of Diem (formerly Libra), visited with CNBC yesterday providing a minor update on the much-anticipated cryptocurrency. Libra/Diem lurched into the crypto-sphere in 2019 with great expectations of becoming a non-sovereign digital currency utilized by the hundreds of millions… Read More

Facebook with 2.8B Users and its Diem Initiative May Compete with Online Payment Platforms, but Bitcoin with $1T Market Cap Can’t be Ignored: Report

Researchers at Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB /NYSE: DB) have published an update, titled The Future of Payments in which they look into whether Bitcoin (BTC) may offer any value to the financial system. The bank’s research team points out that Bitcoin or BTC’s market capitalization… Read More

Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions May Increase in the UK following COVID, Linklaters Exec Predicts

The United Kingdom has maintained its status as a major global Fintech hub. But will the country be able to capture a significant share of the world’s financial technology business after Brexit and can it retain its dominant status despite the challenges created by the… Read More

Libra No More: Digital Currency Initiative Libra Association Changes Name to Diem

The Libra Association, the initiative launched by Facebook to create a global digital currency, has changed its name to Diem, according to a note from the group. Recently, there have been multiple reports that the Diem Association is gearing up to launch its digital currency…. Read More

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency May Launch in January but as a Dollar Backed Stablecoin

Libra, Facebook’s project to launch a global cryptocurrency, may launch as soon a January but as a stablecoin and not as a basket of assets that it originally sought to create. According to a report in the FT, Libra may launch in early 2021 as… Read More

Libra Adds Ian Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer

The Libra Association, the creation of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) that is seeking to develop a payment crypto, has hired Ian Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Libra Networks. Libra Networks is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Libra Association that manages the operations… Read More

Joel Edgerton from Digital Asset Exchange bitFlyer Says Charges Brought Against BitMEX Show Crypto Falling Under Current Regulations

Joel Edgerton, COO at bitFlyer, a crypto-asset exchange that’s licensed to operate in Japan, the United States, and Europe, recently shared his views about the court case and charges brought against the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading digital asset derivatives exchange. Edgerton also shared… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

Bitcoin Is a “Speculative” Asset, Facebook led Libra Stablecoin or Payments System may be Useful for Transactions, Former RBI Governor Says

Bitcoin (BTC) and the controversial Facebook-led Libra stablecoin or payments project might  play a key role in a world where reserve banks are beginning to issue their own digital currencies or CBDCs, according to Raghuram Rajan, former governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)…. Read More

Facebook Forms Financial Group, led by David Marcus, to Handle Digital Commerce and Payments Projects like Libra and Novi

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), which currently has a market cap of around $750 billion, employs over 52,000 workers, and generated over $70 billion in revenue last year, has introduced a new group to focus on payments and digital commerce opportunities. David Marcus, the co-creator of the… Read More

Cross-Border Payments and Market Infrastructure Report from BIS Says Current Challenges with International Money Transfers will be Addressed at G20

The emergence of new Fintech industry participants such as the Facebook-led Libra project have made it clear that the existing, global cross-border payments system can be improved. A Bank for International Settlements (BIS) committee report on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) has noted that countries… Read More

Fintech Projects like Facebook-led Libra Stablecoin Initiative, Digital Yuan, COVID-19 are Transforming Money to an Extent “Never Before Seen”: Report

Technological advancements, money and payment systems have been closely linked from the earliest days of society and human civilization. However, technology is now transforming money and global payment platforms “to an extent and speed never before seen,” according to recent paper titled, “After Libra, Digital… Read More

Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin Project, Ethereum (ETH), Near, Bitcoin Cash are Currently Most Active Development Projects: Report

  The controversial Facebook-led Libra project is reportedly the most active project in terms of developer activity, according to CoinCodeCap data. There are 41 active developers working on Libra, meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH), the world’s largest smart contract platform, has 36 active developers, the data site… Read More

Facebook’s Libra Serves as Signal that Fintech Firms like Visa, Paypal, Booking.com Were Eager to Explore Stablecoins, Blockchain Advisor Argues

Stablecoins are digital assets pegged 1-to-1 (in most cases) to major world currencies like the  US dollar or British pound (GBP), or even gold.  In most cases, stablecoin tokens are based on blockchain or some type of distributed ledger technology (DLT). The largest amount or… Read More

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