Facebook’s Crypto Project Catches Attention of US Senate – Regulations May Follow

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:35
Yuri Molchan
📜🔐US Senate demands Facebook discloses more information about their Libra Project, worrying about user data privacy
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Recently, the wave of interest and excitement hit the crypto community recently due to the news about Facebook working on its own stablecoin. Many investors and analysts saw Facebook’s Libra Project as it is allegedly dubbed as a potential pusher for mass adoption of crypto.

However, now this project has caught the attention of the US Senate. It has sent an open letter to Facebook, requiring that more details are shared about the new project of the social media giant. The letter contains a list of particular questions that the Senate wants to see answered.

US Senate worried about users’ privacy

Recently, the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs issued an open letter to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, demanding that the IT heavyweight spills more details about the Libra Project.

The Committee is concerned about users’ privacy in connection with previous scandals Facebook was involved in.

One of the questions enquiries:

“What privacy and consumer protections would users have under the new payment system?”

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‘Regulation is necessary’

Another question in the letter asks if Facebook has ensured with regulators whether its crypto project complies with all necessary requirements.

The letter emphasizes that the regulation from authorities is still the main reason why crypto has not reached mass adoption yet and that any major business that chooses to work with digital assets must obey to the numerous rules set forth by regulators if they want their product to be approved for a wide use by the public.

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About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today, can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.

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