It’s been a pretty intense month for the Libra Association, whose stablecoin has come under intense scrutiny from the U.S. Congress and the G7 over fears of destabilizing the global financial system when it launches next year.
Despite being called ‘global threat’, Libra Association launches
A signing ceremony by the cryptocurrency’s members was overshadowed by dropouts and a report calling stablecoins a threat to the global economy
Facebook’s wounded Libra Association formally voted itself into existence on October 14, electing a board and choosing officers. The ceremony was overshadowed by the loss of seven original members including Mastercard and Visa.
Facebook remains defiant in wake of Libra defections
The loss of Mastercard, Visa, Stripe, eBay, and Mercado Pago has hurt the stablecoin project, but the social media giant promised to move ahead
Facebook’s plan to create a blockchain-based stablecoin called Libra took a body blow on October 11, when five main partners including Mastercard and Visa withdrew.
PayPal quits Libra cryptocurrency project
We’re better off without you, the Libra Association’s head of policy said after PayPal withdrew from Facebook’s controversial stablecoin project
PayPal has formally withdrawn from the Libra Association, the payments company announced on October 4.