Facebook Renames Libra to “Diem” Ahead of 2021 Launch

Libra Association, the organization in charge of Facebook's cryptocurrency project, has rebranded the stablecoin again, ahead of the anticipated launch next year. The move is to ensure that the project meets regulators' criteria in Q1 2021.  A New Days For Facebook's Crypto According to the changes revealed today, the project will now be called Diem, a Latin term for "day" because the Association believes it is a "new day" for the project.  Announced in June 2019, the Libra project has…

China Is Planning to Introduce a Pan-Asian Digital Currency

China wants to go global over its quest for cryptocurrency predominance as it has proposed a digital currency that would be based on a basket of currencies including the Chinese yuan, Japanese yen, South Korean won and Hong Kong dollar. The proposed pan-Asian digital currency is planned by the private-sector to rival Facebook’s Libra and challenge the USD’s supremacy. A report by the Nikkei Asian Review on June 14 noted that the proposed digital currency is backed by China. The plan to create an…

Binance Research Compares Libra with SpaceX

Facebook’s Libra is still facing barriers as it is trying to come up with a new international payment system and financial infrastructure. Recently, Binance Research released a report which noted that the cryptocurrency project may turn things around in the payments industry similar to the transformation within the space travel industry by SpaceX. Last year, Facebook said it was planning to launch Libra, a digital currency to be managed by the Libra Association, a Swiss-based consortium of independent members. The…

Facebook’s Libra Project Plans Have Been Scaled

Facebook announced its Libra project in June 2019 with the plan to release it this year. Nevertheless, the stablecoin project was heavily criticized. As the criticisms continue, Facebook has been unable to provide any updates for months. Yesterday, it announced remarkable changes to scale back its global payment system. The most remarkable of the changes is a shift from the creation of an open international financial network to instead offer both single-currency and multi-currency coins to be tied to local currencies. Part of the…

Facebook’s Libra and CryptoKitties Have Collaborated to Develop Enhanced Blockchain

CrypoKitties also known as Dapper Labs have collaborated with Libra towards the development of an enhanced blockchain which developers will find friendly. CrypoKitties released a platform towards easing developers’ building and testing of programs. The all-new platform is known as “Flow Playground.” This platform ensures that testers and developers are able to run their programs without issues. The collaborative efforts of Libra and Dapper Labs will involve the incorporation of a programming language known as Cadence into their own style known as…

Facebook’s Libra Could Have Helped the U.S. Maintain Its Financial Superiority

The United States Federal Reserve plans to buy unlimited bond and also print dollar but do not appear to be going well. The country continues to experience a rising unemployment rate. Nonetheless, it appears that the cryptocurrency space has a solution to this challenge. Mark Yusko of Morgan Creek Capital spoke on a recent podcast, suggesting that a central bank digital currency (CBDC) may help with the plan of printing dollar bills. Yusko said CBDCs may help with faster distribution in…

OKEx CEO Tags Bitcoin and Libra the Super-Cryptos

Bitcoin and Libra could be the keys to rectifying the current global economic imbalance.  That is, according to OKEx CEO  Jay Hao. Mr. Hao affirms that the USD continues to have a stranglehold over the world economy. Thus it skews the balance of world power in favor of the developed nations.   Mr. Hao proposes that the global economy needs a fresh start. Further, to successfully do this, we will have to ditch the USD as the standard currency. In its…

China’s Digital Currency Could Help Counter Libra’s Effect in the Country

For around five years, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has been working on a digital coin. The central bank’s fiat reserve will back the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), and its value pegged to the Yuan value.  Although the government of China announced its plans to develop the digital yuan in 2014, Facebook’s announcement of the launch of Libra was the propelling factor. The central bank says that the digital coin is near completion but hasn’t given any prospective…

Has Celo Thrown Facebook the Gauntlet By Roping In “Rebel” Libra Members?

Reports from March 11, 2020, indicate that some members of the Facebook-led Libra Association have thrown their weight behind a rival project, the Celo Alliance for Prosperity. Bloomberg reports that the new project has the support of more than 50 members. Part of the membership consists of entities that are affiliates of the Libra Association. These include Anchorage, Coinbase Venture, and Andreessen Horowitz. The Celo Project's aims at providing humanitarian aid, facilitating payments, and enabling micro-lending through the Celo Dollar.…

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