Blockchain 

Mastercard and Visa Reconsider Libra as Regulatory Criticism Intensifies

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) and Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), among other financial partners, could be reconsidering their position in Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FB) cryptocurrency project Libra. Backers Not Ready for Criticism from Regulators The Journal report indicated that the financial backers of the cryptocurrency project are not ready to draw criticism from regulators. Libra has received criticism from legislators owing to the reputation of Facebook regarding how it has been handling personal information. Many have declined Facebook’s request to support Libra publicly. In an interview with…

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Bitcoin Slumps as Facebook’s Libra Continues to Get Heavy Criticism

Bitcoin is taking a hit this morning and fell over 8% to below $9,800. Here is the key driver. Tech giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced in June that it was going to launch its own cryptocurrency named Libra and ever since the announcement, the crypto market has been in a bit of turmoil. It attracted attention from top regulators in the United States and even the United States President Donald Trump criticized the project in one of his tweets. The uncertainty resulted in fluctuations in the price of Bitcoin and affected the…

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Facebook’s Digital Coin Libra Faces Extreme Criticism

Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency to be launched as a payment service provider, requires close examination. According to a senior official at Britain’s financial watchdog, this new coin project requires deep scrutiny as it raises questions both on social and legal grounds. Facebook unveiled its Libra digital coin last month as a platform that will let one buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. Regulators Have Doubts About Libra One would pseudonymously buy or cash out their Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores. However, soon…

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