[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

segunda-feira, 24 de junho de 2019

European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Three European central bankers are claiming oversight over Facebook’s planned virtual currency to ensure it will not jeopardise the financial system or be used to launder money.

Facebook drew worldwide interest last week when it announced plans to introduce a cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments.
Facebook said Libra would be backed by real-world assets, including bank deposits and short-term government securities, to make it more stable — and thus practical for payments and money transfers — than other cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. (...)

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