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    Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Quit Libra if the Association Launched Prematurely

    Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Quit Libra if the Association Launched Prematurely

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that the company would pull out of the Libra Association in the event the consortium launched its proposed cryptocurrency without all needed regulatory approvals.

    23 OCTOBER 2019

    Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers

    Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers

    Attempting to signal its popularity despite high-profile defections from Visa, Stripe and more, the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Association announced that 1,500 organizations have expressed interest in joining the Libra project — 180 of those meet eligibility requirements to become members, which could replace the seven companies that dropped out of the Association this month, including Kayak owner Bookings Holdings today.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Ex-Federal Prosecutor: US Blocking Libra Has National Security Implications

    Ex-Federal Prosecutor: US Blocking Libra Has National Security Implications

    Ex-federal prosecutor and now Andreessen Horowitz partner Katie Haun has argued that the United States blocking Facebook’s Libra digital currency will have national security implications.

    7 OCTOBER 2019

    Facebook’s Libra Backers Fear It Could Taint Their Image Among Regulators

    Facebook’s Libra Backers Fear It Could Taint Their Image Among Regulators

    Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Stripe are unsure whether they wish to become paid-up participants in Facebook’s Libra digital currency.

    2 OCTOBER 2019

    European Commission Exec Questions Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin

    European Commission Exec Questions Facebook’s Libra Stablecoin

    Executive Vice President-Designate of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, has questioned the motives behind Facebook’s forthcoming Libra stablecoin.

    2 OCTOBER 2019

    China’s Fintech Stocks Soar Over 50% in 2019 Amid CBDC Anticipation

    China’s Fintech Stocks Soar Over 50% in 2019 Amid CBDC Anticipation

    China Securities Index Co. (CSI) Fintech Theme Index has risen over 50% in 2019, outperforming the broader market.

    27 SEPTEMBER 2019

    BOJ Kuroda urges global cooperation in regulating Facebook's Libra

    BOJ Kuroda urges global cooperation in regulating Facebook's Libra

    Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday that international cooperation was crucial in regulating stable coins such as Facebook’s planned Libra digital currency.

    24 SEPTEMBER 2019

    China’s Crypto Czar: Facebook-Led Libra ‘Might Be Unstoppable’

    China’s Crypto Czar: Facebook-Led Libra ‘Might Be Unstoppable’

    China’s cryptocurrency czar believes that while the world powers do not welcome Facebook’s Libra, the stablecoin’s advance might now be unstoppable.

    20 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Facebook’s David Marcus Responds to Critics Over Libra ‘Threat’

    Facebook’s David Marcus Responds to Critics Over Libra ‘Threat’

    The head of Facebook’s Calibra – the entity created by Facebook to provide financial services including a digital wallet for the planned Libra cryptocurrency – has spoken out in response to claims from authorities that the project poses a threat to nations’ “monetary sovereignty.”

    16 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Vitalik Buterin: "Facebook's Libra is wakeup call for governments"

    Vitalik Buterin: "Facebook's Libra is wakeup call for governments"

    Ethereum cofounder and blockchain technology leader Vitalik Buterin tells "Globes" about the risks and challenges posed by cryptocurrencies.

    16 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Germany takes aim at Facebook Libra; plans to block private stablecoins

    Germany takes aim at Facebook Libra; plans to block private stablecoins

    The German grand coalition, the governing coalition of the two biggest political parties in Germany, is looking to deny the launch of projects like Libra, according to a report by Spiegel.

    14 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Facebook’s Libra seeks payment system license from Swiss regulator

    Facebook’s Libra seeks payment system license from Swiss regulator

    The Libra Association, the non-profit organization behind Facebook-led cryptocurrency project Libra, is looking to get a payment system license from Switzerland’s financial regulator.

    11 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Swift to reveal European E2E payments pilot

    Swift to reveal European E2E payments pilot

    Swift is gearing up to announce its latest end-to-end international payments pilot held across European borders.

    10 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Facebook's Libra falls into "big gap" in EU rules -regulator

    Facebook's Libra falls into "big gap" in EU rules -regulator

    Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency falls into a "big gap" in European Union financial regulation at a time when the bloc's ability to tackle money laundering is already stretched, a top EU regulator said on Thursday.

    6 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Facebook Posts Lobbying Retainer Amid Cryptocurrency Controversy

    Facebook Posts Lobbying Retainer Amid Cryptocurrency Controversy

    Facebook has hired a Washington-based lobbying firm in light of increased Congressional and regulatory pushback the social media network has received due to its forthcoming cryptocurrency offering, Libra

    27 AUGUST 2019

    Carney Urges Libra-Like Reserve Currency to End Dollar Dominance

    Carney Urges Libra-Like Reserve Currency to End Dollar Dominance

    Mark Carney laid out a radical proposal for an overhaul of the global financial system that would eventually replace the dollar as a reserve currency with a Libra-like virtual one.

    24 AUGUST 2019

    Facebook Libra Already Facing an EU Antitrust Probe: Report

    Facebook Libra Already Facing an EU Antitrust Probe: Report

    Facebook is reportedly already under investigation by the EU over antitrust issues related to its Libra cryptocurrency project.

    21 AUGUST 2019

    Expert: Blockchain games are unlikely to “blow up” this year
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    Expert: Blockchain games are unlikely to “blow up” this year

    “The blockchain game industry has many problems, so it is unlikely to be in demand in 2019,“ told LetKnow.News Evgeny Glariantov, the general producer of the TVX Games company, a consultant in the area of blockchain projects.

    7 AUGUST 2019

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    Charles Hoskinson calls Libra a "Sputnik Moment" for regulators but believes that Cardano will prevail over it

    Charles Hoskinson calls Libra a "Sputnik Moment" for regulators but believes that Cardano will prevail over it

    During a recent interview with Financial Fox, Charles Hoskinson, the Cardano founder, said that Facebook's Libra might be the "Sputnik moment" for regulatory bodies.

    31 JULY 2019

    Libra crypto may never launch due to regulatory scrutiny, warns Facebook
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    Libra crypto may never launch due to regulatory scrutiny, warns Facebook

    Social media giant Facebook has now itself warned that Libra cryptocurrency may never launch due to “significant” regulatory scrutiny.

    30 JULY 2019

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