On Tuesday, Facebook launched the website calibra.com for its new stablecoin Libra, offering everyone to learn the details and read through the white paper.
US and European lawmakers and bankers have immediately responded, trying to shut the project down before it is even launched. Media already reports that Facebook will have to refuse entering the Indian market, going against its initial plan.
Some outstanding figures in crypto have been critical of Libra, however, another ‘camp’ praises the new service offered by Facebook.
Anthony ‘Pomp’ is pro-Libra
The co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital and a famous Bitcoin bull, Anthony Pompliano has recently published a blog post, where he explains why Libra can be good for Bitcoin and the whole crypto industry.
Introducing the Token Density Theory: Why Libra, and tokens like it, are incredibly positive for Bitcoin— Pomp ? (@APompliano) June 20, 2019
Let me know what you think! https://t.co/8kMKQiyvmK
‘Pomp’ has been arguing that the launch of Libra is actually positive for Bitcoin and the whole industry.
Comparing crypto to restaurants
He compared the two currencies with restaurants, where Bitcoin is a ‘restaurant A’ and Libra is a new one that has opened nearby.
Everyone is afraid that people will stop going to place A, choosing B instead. But in reality, writes Pompliano, restaurant B will attract more restaurant-goers so there are enough customers (users, in case of crypto) for everyone.
In the restaurant example, more and more people flock to the intersection when they are hungry because they know there are multiple options available for food. The intersection eventually becomes known as the location where ‘all the restaurants are.
The same mechanisms are at play with tokens in the crypto industry. Whenever a new token that is deemed desirable by consumers is introduced to the ecosystem, it has an additive effect on the market. More and more people are incentivized to participate.