Facebook’s bold cryptocurrency project, Libra, has been dealing with a good deal of heat in Europe since its announcement in June. Now, according to Reuters, the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, doesn’t want it to run in the EU, as he feels it is unclear specifically how the digital currency will functionality.

Le Maire said there are systemic economic threats, hazards for sovereignty, and the possible for abuse of market place dominance connected with Facebook’s cryptocurrency:

All these issues about Libra are serious. I hence want to say with lots of clarity: in these disorders we are not able to authorize the improvement of Libra on European soil.

In August, the EU commission reportedly released a competitors probe versus Libra. The regulators ended up concerned about Libra developing “possible levels of competition restrictions” on the client data that will be exchanged.

In July, Yves Mersch, Luxembourgian law firm and the European Central Bank’s govt board member, termed Libra a “quasi-cryptocurrency’” He explained that Facebook’s intention for the cryptocurrency is centralized governance, centralized issuance, and centralized command – which goes in opposition to the very concept of a decentralized coin.  

Posted September 12, 2019 — 10:47 UTC

Ivan Mehta
Ivan Mehta

September 12, 2019 — 10:47 UTC