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Business 20 September 2019
Facebook met UK regulators ‘three times’ before announcing Libra
Reuters learned Facebook had met with the Bank of England, the Treasury and regulatory officials before going public with its planned launch.
Business 19 September 2019
Facebook Libra dealt another blow as Germany reveals blockchain strategy
Facebook Libra’s prospects in the European Union were dealt another blow today with the unveiling of Germany’s new comprehensive blockchain strategy.
Business 17 September 2019
Facebook Libra exec hits back at claims of stablecoin threat
David Marcus feels that Libra would not be a threat to any nation’s sovereignty, but many have not yet been convinced that this is true.
Business 16 September 2019
Facebook Libra faces more backlash as Germany plans to block it
Germany is the latest to take a firm stance against the Facebook's digital currency and this is going to have serious implications on Libra’s future.
Interviews 16 September 2019
Ryan X. Charles talks making crypto payments easily available to all
In an interview with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, Ryan X. Charles explained how cryptos are changing the lives of millions in Latin America.
Business 13 September 2019
Facebook Libra is not welcome in Europe, if France gets its way
Criticizing what he called the “privatisation of money,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Facebook Libra’s risks were too many and severe to be tolerated by regulators in the European Union.
Business 12 September 2019
Facebook Libra plans to seek payments license in Switzerland
The Libra Association has submitted a request to Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority for clarification on how the regulator would classify Facebook Libra.
Business 11 September 2019
‘Big Brother’ billionaire goes after Facebook over fake BTC ads
John De Mol, who developed ‘Big Brother’ and several other successful TV show formats, has been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement with Facebook over the fake BTC ads.
Business 10 September 2019
Facebook reveals basket of currencies backing Libra
Facebook responded to a senator’s questions regarding which currencies it will work with for Libra’s launch.
Business 6 September 2019
Apple is ‘watching’ crypto, forecasting ‘long-term potential’
Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey described the “interesting potential” of cryptocurrency from the tech giant’s perspective.
Business 3 September 2019
European Central Bank exec slams Libra as ‘cartel-like’
Luxembourg lawyer and ECB executive board member Yves Mersch called Facebook out on its crypto whose central governance will be its greatest impediment.
Business 27 August 2019
Facebook hires lobbying firm to save Libra
Facebook his hoping some Washington expertise can help save their Libra vision.