• Ripple $10 million Mercy Corps
    Cryptocurrencies,  Libra,  Ripple,  Technology

    With Ripple’s $10 million donation, Mercy Corps strengthens its bet on crypto

    The nonprofit has already joined forces with the Libra Association and Celo Foundation to use blockchain technology to bring the poorest into the global financial system

    The fintech-friendly nonprofit connects some of the world’s poorest people to “resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.” Last year it helped some 28 million people in 40 countries struggling with economic instability, natural disasters, and conflicts.

  • Libra adds CFO chief risk officer
    Libra

    Libra adds CFO, chief risk officer

    The Libra Association announced that former HSBC, Credit Suisse banker Ian Jenkins has taken on the dual role at the global stablecoin’s governing body

    The Facebook-founded group announced on Oct. 15 that Ian Jenkins has taken up the dual role of CFO and chief risk officer. He joins recently appointed CEO Stuart Levey and Chief Legal Officer Steve Bunnell at the helm of Libra’s governing body.

  • Libra

    Blockchain Capital joins Libra Association

    Leading VC joins the would-be stablecoin creator, adding a badly needed boost after a summer of rebuilding

    Saying the firm believes “deeply in the mission of creating a more equitable payment system,” Blockchain Capital Co-founder and Managing Partner Bart Stephens added that using “blockchain technology to improve financial access and promote innovation has been at the core of Blockchain Capital’s portfolio strategy.”

  • Europe clamps down on Libra
    Politics,  Regulation

    EU leaders to Libra: Follow tough rules or face ban

    In new proposals, some of Europe’s biggest economies want Facebook’s stablecoin project to be based in the EU and not in Switzerland… or else

    Five of Europe’s biggest economies are urging the European Commission to enforce strict regulations for stablecoins—in the surest sign yet that Facebook’s embattled Libra project isn’t out of the woods despite drastic changes.