IBM Open to Collaboration with Facebook on Libra Project

Libra is a Form of Asset Tokenization IBM Endorses Blockchain, Not Bitcoin IBM is open to collaborating with the Libra project by Facebook, said Jason Kelley, IBM general manager of blockchain services. Kelley believes blockchain is about collaboration between projects, he commented in a CNBC interview. IBM is one of the largest companies dedicated to exploring blockchain…

Libra Association Seeks Swiss Payments License for Stablecoin

The Libra Association, or which Facebook is a member, is seeking a payment system license under Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for its planned stablecoin project, Reuters reported on Sept. 11. “Regulated, low-friction, high-security” blockchain payments In an official statement today, the Switzerland-registered Libra Association — a not-for-profit membership organization established to govern the…

Circle CEO Views Libra As Having “Massive” Impact On Crypto Awareness

CEO of Circle, Jeremy Allaire discussed the current activity taking place within the crypto sphere, with news outlet, Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Romaine Bostick on Friday, July 5, 2019. Some of the topics that the discussion was founded on include Facebook’s endeavor, Libra, how Libra is one of two different types of stablecoins and how Facebook’s move could potentially lead…

Facebook’s Calibra Digital Wallet Will Not Be Available in Its Largest Markets

Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet will not be available in some of the social network’s largest markets, including India, according to a TechCrunch report on June 19. A spokesperson told the website: “The libra blockchain will be global, but it will be up to custodial wallet providers to determine where they will and will not operate. Calibra won’t be available in U.S.-sanctioned countries or countries…

Facebook Hires Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Public Affairs for Crypto Project

Facebook has reportedly hired Standard Chartered Bank’s head of public affairs Ed Bowles for its cryptocurrency project, the Financial Times reports on June 14. Per the report, Facebook hired the senior bank lobbyist in anticipation of the greater regulatory scrutiny in Europe over its plans to launch its own crypto asset and other financial services to its 2.4 billion users. Bowles will join the…