Browsing the "Libra" Tag

WATCH: Unpacking the Libra Hearings

| John Biggs

CoinDesk LIVE presents opinions and commentary on Libra's hard road ahead. Join six experts and our own editors for a detailed discussion of the…

Watch the Facebook Libra Hearing Live

| John Biggs

Facebook's hearing in front of the U.S. Senate is live online and we will be running commentary all day.

Facebook’s Libra Should Be Regulated Like a Security, Says Former CFTC Chair

| Nikhilesh De

Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler believes Facebook's Libra looks – and should be regulated like – a security.

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Is ‘Not Comfortable’ With Facebook’s Libra

| Nikhilesh De

In a press conference Monday, Mnuchin voiced the Trump administration's concerns with Facebook's Libra and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

What to Expect When Congress Grills Facebook on Cryptocurrency

| Nikhilesh De

The Congressional hearings on Facebook's Libra are likely to focus more on the company's privacy failings than broad crypto policy questions.

Japan Creates Working Group to Discuss Facebook Libra Ahead of G7 Meeting

| Daniel Palmer

Japan has set up a working group to examine the issues raised by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project ahead of a G7 meeting this week.

US President Donald Trump Says He’s ‘Not a Fan’ of Bitcoin

| Nikhilesh De

US President Donald Trump tweeted about bitcoin and Facebook's Libra on Thursday. He's not a fan.

Facebook Says It Won’t Launch Crypto in India Due to Regulatory Issues

| Daniel Palmer

Facebook reportedly said that current regulatory restrictions mean it has "no plans" to launch its digital wallet service and crypto in India.

Facebook to Senators: Libra Crypto Will Respect Privacy

| Nikhilesh De

Facebook's David Marcus told lawmakers its new libra cryptocurrency will not store or share personal financial information – with a few caveats.

Facebook Libra Threat Could Spur Work on China’s National Digital Currency: PBoC Official

| Daniel Palmer

China's central bank could hasten development of its digital yuan to counter the threat posed by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, an official says.