• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questioning Facebook's David Marcus on Libra before the House Financial Services Committee, July 17, 2019 (via C-SPAN).
    Libra,  United States

    News analysis: Less-hostile House politicizes Facebook Libra debate

    Facing questions about speed and power, David Marcus refused to make promises about the cryptocurrency

    Facebook’s David Marcus got a warmer reception from the House yesterday than he did in the Senate on Tuesday. Not that it was friendly, but the questions focused more on the power Facebook would gain from its Libra cryptocurrency, and getting Marcus to commit to working at the pace of Washington, D.C., not Silicon Valley.

  • President Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) agree on their dislike of the Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency (Photo composite from images by Gage Skidmore of Peoria, AZ, and the U.S. Congress)
    Bitcoin,  Libra,  United States

    President Trump slams Bitcoin, piles on Facebook’s Libra

    Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters actually agree on something: Facebook’s cryptocurrency is a bad idea

    Facebook is so powerful it can even make President Donald Trump agree with Rep. Maxine Waters, the liberal House Democrat from California’s 43rd district, near Los Angeles.

  • Christine Lagarde, when she was head of the IMF and before she became the ECB chief (via IMF.org)
    Europe,  Libra

    Christine Lagarde’s nomination to head the ECB is good news for Facebook’s Libra, says eToro’s Mati Greenspan

    The European Central Bank’s incoming leader will bring a positive outlook on digital assets

    Facebook’s new Libra stablecoin got a break in Europe last week with the announcement that Christine Lagarde has been nominated to be the new head of the European Central Bank, says eToro’s senior market analyst, Mati Greenspan.