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The media published a complete list of partners of the cryptocurrency project from Facebook
The Block was managed to get the marketing documents of the Facebook cryptocurrency project, which contains a complete list of partners at the moment. Among them, large companies not only from the sphere of money transfers, but also from e -commerce, directly from the cryptocurrency industry and the investment sector.
So, it previously became known that Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Uber corporations invested $ 10 million in the Libra Association Consortium, which will be done by project management. Each of the participants will launch their own node for access to the payment network based on stabilcoin, known for Globalcoin. At the same time, the funds raised will go to provide a new token, the price of which will allegedly be tied to a basket of fiat currencies.
It is noteworthy that initially Facebook intended to attract financial corporations with Wall Street, such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, but they reacted to the proposal quite cold, says The Block claims. Thus, the social network switched their attention to other potential partners and some have already agreed, although Ideally Facebook strives for the starting of $ 1 billion (Libra Reserve) and 100 participants.
Tsuckerberg began to actively develop its own blockchain project last year, and appointed the former member of the board of directors of Coinbase and Vice President of Facebook David Marcus.
Already in May of this year, Libra Networks was registered in Geneva, which, apparently, is a legal person standing behind a large -scale project. According to some reports, the official launch of the payment network will take place in the first quarter of 2020, and testing will be held this year in several countries at once.
As for the regulation of the initiative, Facebook is supposed to negotiate with the US URSE -FIRE TRAIN Commission (CFTC), the US Treasury and Manager of England Mark Karney. The US Senate, whose representatives asked Mark Zuckerberg to clarify exactly how exactly Libra would also deal with user personal data.
In addition, the media recently found that Facebook hired an influential bank lobbyist Edward Bowles, who supposedly should start work on the project in September.
So, according to The Block, the following companies have already joined Libra Association: Coinbase Exchange, Xapo, Anchorage Castodian and Bisentrails Provider from the cryptocurrency industry; ebay, Mercadolibre and Farfetch from e -commerce; Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and other investment players; Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Stripe, Payu from the Payment sector; Uber and Lyft from Raidshering; Vodafone and Illiad from telecommunications; Booking Holdings and several non -profit organizations.
The data of The Block
The Libra network, reports the publication, will be a “global currency and financial infrastructure” for billions of people, and the source code of the native blockchain will be made public in accordance with the license Apache 2.0.
The Block claims that some large media have already received a press release, the publication of which has an embargo until June 18. At the same time, Facebook was supposedly refused Як конвертувати to notify cryptocurrency media and work with them directly. This document allegedly says that the company will try to open access to the payment network 1.7 billion people, which are excluded from the traditional financial system. In the release of Facebook, he also criticized existing blockchains and cryptocurrencies, the newspaper writes.
On June 18, the test chain of the project will allegedly be launched.
It is worth adding that Facebook itself is believed in the publication, a separate unit called Calibra, which has already registered the Calibra domain, will represent in the project.Com. Despite the fact that the site gives an error 404, in the source code, journalists discovered the mention of the following fiat currencies: US dollar, euro, Venezuelan Bolivar, Zimbabvian dollar and Gaityan Gurd. WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram and companies are also mentioned, which is still unknown: KFC Thailand, Norwegian Cruiseline and Bestbuy Mexico.
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