Booking Holdings Leaves Facebook’s Libra Association

Leading online travel company Booking Holdings has ditched the Libra Association, a non-profit Facebook established to pursue the promotion of its Libra stablecoin. Leading online travel company Booking Holdings has ditched the Libra Association, the governing consortium of Facebook’s proposed Libra stablecoin. Booking Holdings has thus become the latest in an array of companies that […]

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US Treasury Secretary Says Firms Left Libra Due to Compliance Issues

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said that firms are abandoning Libra due to its current inability to meet Anti-Money Laundering standards. United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has attributed the recent spate of firms abandoning Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project to regulatory concerns. On CNBC’s Squawk Box on Oct. 14, Mnuchin stated that companies are abandoning the […]

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Coinbase CEO: Senate’s Pressure on Libra Association Is ‘Un-American’

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says the U.S. Senate’s action to pressure Libra participants is “very un-American.” Coinbase CEO has criticized United States’ senators for asking Stripe, Mastercard and Visa to leave Facebook’s crypto project Libra. “Something feels very un-American about this” After U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Sherrod Brown apparently pressured the payment giants to […]

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Ethereum Is No Longer a Monopoly Platform for Stablecoins

Ethereum-based stablecoins are declining as teams increasingly use other blockchains to facilitate price-stable currencies. Just a few years ago, it was hard to imagine that a stablecoin would come to represent a significant portion of the cryptocurrency industry. Market players tended to base their money-making strategies on a cryptocurrency’s volatility rather than its stability. There […]

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