There is more hype around Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra this week, as the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced that the digital currency must be under Central Bank oversight.
According to PBOC’s deputy director of the payment department Mu Changchun, the digital currency “won’t be sustainable without the support and supervision of central banks.”
Not only is China keeping a watchful eye over the creation of the new cryptocurrency, but the Indian government has also said that it is considering not allowing the currency to be traded at all, according to Bloomberg.
"Design of the Facebook currency has not been fully explained," Subhash Garg, India's Economic Affairs Secretary said. "But whatever it is, it would be a private cryptocurrency and that's not something we have been comfortable with."
The South Korean financial regulator also warned that Facebook’s currency will threaten the stability of financial systems, according to CoinDesk. The nation’s Financial Services Commission also warned that Libra could be used for money laundering if it is not put under proper bank controls.
Facebook announced in June that it was planning to release its very own cryptocurrency by 2020. The social media giant’s goal is for the digital currency to be used in everyday transactions.
Analysis and opinions provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes and don't represent a recommendation or investment advice by TeleTrade. Indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses.
Risk Warning: Trading Forex and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 67% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Prior to trading, you should take into consideration your level of experience and financial situation. TeleTrade strives to provide you with all the necessary information and protective measures, but, if the risks seem still unclear to you, please seek independent advice.
© 2011-2018 TeleTrade-DJ International Consulting Ltd
TeleTrade-DJ International Consulting Ltd is registered as a Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF) under registration number HE272810 and is licensed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license number 158/11.
The company operates in accordance with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
The content on this website is for information purposes only. All the services and information provided have been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable. TeleTrade-DJ International Consulting Ltd ("TeleTrade") and/or any third-party information providers provide the services and information without warranty of any kind. By using this information and services you agree that under no circumstances shall TeleTrade have any liability to any person or entity for any loss or damage in whole or part caused by reliance on such information and services.
TeleTrade cooperates exclusively with regulated financial institutions for the safekeeping of clients' funds. Please see the entire list of banks and payment service providers entrusted with the handling of clients' funds.
TeleTrade-DJ International Consulting Ltd currently provides its services on a cross-border basis, within EEA states (except Belgium) under the MiFID passporting regime, and in selected 3rd countries. TeleTrade does not provide its services to residents or nationals of the USA.