Libra Association

Circle Brings on Former Libra Vice Chair Dante Disparte in Potential Blow to Facebook Stablecoin Effort

Disparte will help Circle's global expansion efforts, CEO Jeremy Allaire wrote in a blog post.

News  ·  12 April 2021

Diem Stablecoin Prepares for Liftoff With Fireblocks Custody Partnership

The rebranded Libra network aims to come out with an initial product around the end of this quarter, with help from Fireblocks and First Digital Assets.

Business  ·  16 February 2021

Libra Association Taps Saumya Bhavsar as General Counsel for Payments Subsidiary

Bhavsar joins the Libra Association after 25 years in public- and private-sector banking regulation roles.

News  ·  25 November 2020

Libra Hires HSBC Veteran Ian Jenkins as CFO, Risk Chief of Digital Payments Unit

Ian Jenkins joins fellow HSBC alum James Emmet, now the stablecoin group's CEO.

News  ·  15 October 2020

Investment Firm Blockchain Capital Joins Libra Association

One of the oldest venture firms in crypto has joined the Libra Association and will provide expertise and guidance on the launch of its payment system.

Business  ·  18 September 2020

Libra Association Hires Former HSBC CEO

The Libra Association, the organization developing the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency payments project, has hired a banking heavyweight with 25 years at HSBC.

Business  ·  17 September 2020

Libra Hasn’t Abandoned Multi-Currency Stablecoin: Policy Director

The Libra Association's head of policy said ongoing dialogues with central bankers had not dented their original ambition.

News  ·  8 July 2020

Libra Is Ready for the Digital Money ‘Space Race’: Dante Disparte

Libra's most vexing challenge may be juggling inclusion and compliance. But policy chief Dante Disparte says the project is not giving up on reaching the unbanked.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 June 2020

Facebook’s Calibra Rebrands to Novi, Details Wallet Tie-Up With WhatsApp

In the run-up to launch, libra's digital wallet subsidiary has been given a new look and a new name: Novi, which means "new way."

Business  ·  26 May 2020

Heifer International Joins Libra Association to ‘Support Financial Inclusion’

Heifer International has joined the Libra Association, just days after the group modified its stablecoin vision to focus on a series of single-currency tokens rather than one basket-backed version.

News  ·  20 April 2020

US Lawmaker Calls Libra’s Revamp Insufficient

Rep. Sylvia Garcia's comments suggest libra's roots as a Facebook initiative remain a political liability despite the consortium's steps to sate critics.

Policy & regulation  ·  17 April 2020

Libra Scales Back Global Currency Ambitions in Concession to Regulators

The Facebook-spawned Libra Association has scaled back its original vision of a global digital currency backed by a basket of fiat currencies.

Business  ·  16 April 2020

Prime Broker Tagomi Becomes 22nd Member of Facebook’s Libra Association

Tagomi is joining the Libra Association.

News  ·  26 February 2020

Why Bison Trails Is Staying the Course on Libra

"When we joined the Libra Association, it wasn't like, 'Oh, hey, Facebook is doing something let's join.' It's really about the difference we're making in the world," said Bison Trails' Viktor Bunin.

Tech  ·  16 February 2020

WEF Launches Global Consortium for Crypto Governance

The WEF is creating a global consortium to develop a governance framework for cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins.

News  ·  26 January 2020