Facebook’s remaining partners in its digital currency project signed paperwork on Monday to officially join the Libra Association.
Facebook’s effort to create a cryptocurrency was dealt a blow on Friday after several key partners, including Mastercard, Visa, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago, abandoned the project.
Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk said on Wednesday that the South African consumer Internet group remains a committed member of the Libra Association, the organisation overseeing the libra cryptocurrency.
Two US senate Democrats are urging three payment processing companies to reconsider their involvement with the libra cryptocurrency project envisioned by Facebook and a coalition of other groups.
Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency has faced such overwhelming scorn that an exchange is now facilitating bets on whether the social media company can come close to meeting its target launch date.
PayPal has pulled out of the Libra Association, a blow to Facebook’s efforts to develop a digital currency.
Four payments companies that have joined Facebook as founding members of the Libra Association are wavering over whether to officially sign on to the cryptocurrency project.
The European Union’s antitrust chief says she’s taken the unusual step of scrutinising Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency because of the risk that libra will lead to the creation of a new, entirely separate economy.
Germany has delivered a blow against Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency, expanding Europe’s opposition to the social network’s financial ambitions.
Facebook is once again defending libra – this time against fears that the envisioned cryptocurrency could replace sovereign currencies from the US dollar to the euro.