Tagged: libra

David Marcus: Libra Might Use Several Different Fiat-based Stablecoins Instead of a Single Token

Facebook is reportedly considering the use of national currency-pegged stablecoins for its upcoming Libra project. David Marcus, head of the Libra initiative for Facebook and CEO of Calibra, a company developing a wallet service for the social media firm’s cryptocurrency, stated that Libra might use… Read More

Survey: Almost 75% of German Residents Say They Won’t Use Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin

Nearly three-quarters, or 75%, of German consumers said they would not use Facebook’s controversial stablecoin Libra, according to a recent survey Out of 2000 Germans, aged 16 and over, that were questioned, only 27% said they might consider using Libra to conduct local or international… Read More

Foxconn Founder Calls Facebook’s Libra “A Great Opportunity for Taiwan”

Coindesk is reporting that Terry Gou, who founded electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn in 1976, told attendees at Taiwan’s technology association AGM in Taipei October 3rd that he thinks the country should welcome Facebook’s Libra with open arms. “I know (Facebook CEO Mark) Zuckerberg pretty well, and… Read More

Swiss Federal Council Receives Update on Stablecoins, Told Libra to be Classified as a Payment System

The Swiss Federal Council received an update yesterday regarding the topic of stablecoins and Facebook’s Libra specifically. According to a post on the Swiss government website, Switzerland will continue to actively monitor discussions on new digital technologies such as blockchain/DLT and the country is generally… Read More

Libra Association Touts Participation of Members as Headlines Cover Defections

Earlier today, the Libra Assocation issued a release announcing that 21 members have signed the Libra Association Charter and formalized the Libra Association council, elected the Board of Directors, and appointed members of the Libra Association executive team. The news of Libra’s progress arrives while multiple… Read More

Letters from US Lawmakers Regarding Facebook’s Libra May Have Spurned Last Week’s Walkout by Backers

Letters from US lawmakers to members of the Libra Association asking them to, “carefully consider how your companies will manage risks before proceeding,” as backers of a Facebook cryptocurrency called “Libra” may have spurned last week’s corporate exodus from the project. On Friday, October 11th, Visa,… Read More

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: Backers Left Facebook’s Libra Because Facebook’s Currency Project “Not Up to Par”

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Andrew Ross Sorkin at CNBC’s Squawk Box October 14th that initial backers of Facebook’s proposed in-app cryptocurrency project, Libra, probably realized the company was, “not ready….(and) not up to par” when they announced they were leaving the project in… Read More

G7: Cryptocurrencies Such as Libra Pose a Risk to the Global Financial System

The Group of 7 (G7), representing the 7 largest developed economies in the world, is preparing a report slamming Facebook’s Libra. The proposed stablecoin that aspires to be a non-sovereign global currency has been hammered since it was revealed earlier this year. Government officials from… Read More

Terrifying: “The idea that global centralized monopolies like Facebook would also control money”

Facebook’s attempt to launch a global non-sovereign currency was doomed from the beginning for many reasons. While Facebook will continue to put a smiley face on Libra, in its current form, it is just not happening. And this is not just about Facebook’s penchant to… Read More

Facebook’s Subsidiary Calibra Is Being Sued for Trademark Infringement By Mobile Banking Developer Current

Facebook’s subsidiary Calibra is being sued for trademark infringement by Current, the developer of a mobile banking app. The complaint was submitted on October 10 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. It alleges that Calibra’s logo is quite similar… Read More

Abandoning Ship: eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe Exit Facebook’s Libra Association [u]

Following in the footsteps of PayPal, which walked away from the Libra Association last Friday, eBay and Stripe have now departed the alliance. In an update, Law360 has confirmed that Mastercard and Visa have exited the Libra Association as well. “We highly respect the vision… Read More

Head of Product at Facebook’s Libra Currency Venture Has Departed

Simon Morris, Head of Product at Facebook’s Libra coin project, departed his position in August. According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Morris was appointed as Head of Product at Libra in April of this year. Libra (Calibra) lead David Marcus’ LinkedIn profile says he began… Read More

Facebook’s Libra On Deck: Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is scheduled to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee later this month in what is expected to be a thorough grilling regarding Facebook’s stablecoin Libra and Facebook’s operations in general. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the… Read More

PayPal Exits Facebook’s Controversial Stablecoin Project Libra

Paypal, one of the founding members of the Libra Association, has exited the controversial stablecoin project.  Earlier, the Financial Times reported that the digital payments giant PayPal might be pulling out of the Facebook-led cryptocurrency project due to regulatory issues. This afternoon, WSJ.com has confirmed… Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says No Interest in Creating Cryptocurrency Similar to Facebook, No Plans on Becoming a Bank

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, told French business newspaper Les Echos that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has no interest in creating a cryptocurrency similar to Facebook. Cook blessed the front page of Les Echos October 4th print version with the headline “Apple est le premier contribuable mondial.”… Read More

Libra Association Reveals New Roadmap and Developer Updates for Facebook’s Stablecoin Project

The developers of Facebook’s Libra stablecoin have unveiled a new roadmap that outlines the main steps leading to the project’s mainnet launch. The announcement, published on October 2, reveals several important updates for the crypto project’s developers and for those who are running the Libra… Read More

Report: Prominent Libra Association Members Now Hesitant About Officially Endorsing Facebook’s Currency Project

Officials at Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and Stripe are reportedly hesitating now about officially signing on as members of the Libra Association, a governance consortium assembled by Facebook to advise on its proposed private, in-app currency system, Libra. The 28 current members of the Libra Association are reportedly being asked… Read More

Banking Advisors to US Federal Reserve Say Private Currencies Like Libra Pose Risks

Banking advisors to the US Federal Reserve have warned that Facebook’s proposed private currency network, Libra, will disrupt conventional banking and could function as a “shadow banking” system if not properly regulated. They also warned that, “In extremis, alternative currencies could usurp the prudential authority… Read More

Libra Association Schedules Meeting in Switzerland. So What is on the Agenda?

It has been widely reported that the founding members of the Libra Association, Facebook’s stablecoin initiative, have scheduled a meeting to take place in Geneva, Switzerland on October 14th. As the crypto advocates gather, one has to wonder what is on the agenda. First reported… Read More

Facebook’s Stablecoin Project Could Be a Boon to the United Nations Says Libra Association’s Managing Director

Libra Association managing director and COO Bertrand Perez has said that the Facebook-backed stablecoin project could be a boon to the United Nations. Perez, whose comments came during a recent blockchain event held at the UN headquarters in Geneva (where the non-profit Libra Association is… Read More

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