PayPal Drops Out Of Facebook’s Libra Project

Is Libra falling? Facebook Cryptocurrency project had been a subject to scrutinies from US lawmakers and regulators, and just in the latest announcement, a participant of the 28-member nonprofit organization has just withdrawn its support from the community

PayPal reportedly dropped out of Facebook’s Libra payment network that was initially formed in June 2019 to oversee the cryptocurrency’s creation and an eventual consumer rollout. The sole action by the financial company- PayPal, has, however, not only left other the community of investors incomplete but also prompted other financial partners to reconsider their involvement in the project.

PayPal, in the event of its dismissal from the Libra Association, did not state particularly why it chose to leave, however, considering that there has been a lot of concern about the potential crisis that could follow the launch of the  Libra coin, it is only technical to think that the payment company was rather trying to play safe.

That been said, Paypal has not denounced its commitment to the course of the Libra, and at that pledge its continuous support to its mission, while it will “continue to discuss how to work together in other capacities in the future”, a spokesperson confirmed.

While the announcement didn’t hold so many surprises, it comes days after a US mediad source, TheWallStreetJournal reported that members of the Libra Association, which include the likes of Mastercard Inc., Visa, among several other partners that initially agreed to back the Libra Coin are reconsidering otherwise. In other words, this could also mean that more partners could make a similar decision to that of PayPal which could then bring about the question that “Is Libra falling?”.

Speaking about the commitment of members of the Libra Association; the head of policy and communication for the association, Dante Disparte said that; ” Each organization that started this journey will have to make its own assessment of risks and rewards of being committed to seeing through the change that Libra promises.”


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