House Democrats have given an official notice to Facebook to hold up its Libra development. A move that blown Facebook’s hopes of launching the project this May. A clasp on the Calibra the digital wallet of the libra was also indicated in the Directive. In the meantime, Congress asked the Libra Hiatus to analyze the potential risks of the cryptocurrency and its implications after the roll-out.
Meanwhile, during the project launch, the Chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee gave a prior hint on such an action. Maxine Waters (D-CA) sent an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, and David Marcus, President of the Libra.
Also note that it’s not just the House Democrats who sent a letter to Libra. But even Senate Banking Chair Mike Crapo set up a July 16 hearing with Marcus on the project’s vulnerability and data privacy risk. Waters ‘ committee is also expected to hold a hearing on the same on the next day.
Nevertheless, a spokesperson for Libra told reporters that they looked forward to sitting down with lawmakers. The spokesman insisted that they are willing to answer any queries from the House Financial Services Committee, as ever.
In fact, Facebook doesn’t seem to be shocked by the regulatory scrutiny barrel; as they realize that Facebook is in the hands of at least half of the world’s population. The spokesperson for Facebook said it was also imperative that Facebook cease with its implementation plans immediately. A delay that will take as long as Congress and regulators find an opportunity to evaluate the risks of the projects and take the necessary actions.
The news came just a few days after Libra had promised to rethink its plans for the Libra. On March 4, Facebook announced its consideration of reviewing the Libra system and providing digital versions of existing proven currencies. Leading and globalized currencies like the Euro and the Dollar. The report noted that the association would continue its project and also promised to launch the digital wallet of social media by the autumn of 2020.
Libra Head of Policy and Communications Dante Disparte, however, said that they had not changed the association’s goal of building a compliant global payment platform. None of them has changed the basic design principles of the project, which support the goal. Following the bloodshed of some of its partners, such as Mastercard and Visa, Libra is currently in partnership with Shopify, Spotify, and Lyft, among others.
Silicon Valley Startup CLabs is currently working to build a payment platform similar to Libra. With similar goals and a partnership with some of Libra’s members. However, alongside dozens of partners, the company is launching a blockchain for commerce affiliation. The partners include Coinbase Ventures, Bison Trails, Andreessen Horowitz and Anchorage.
Rene Reinsberg, the C Labs Founder said:
“The Alliance will use blockchain experience to reimagine the future of money and create inclusive financial devices,”
The blockchain will remain on cross-border transfers of money and donations to humanitarian groups, as well as attempting to ascertain the money doesn’t go through middlemen.