The blockchain technology and cryptocurrency have shown its potentials and many have yet to discover what it can really do. BitSeven, for instance, is an advanced platform for exchange and trade for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. As it has seen the potentials of cryptocurrency, the development of the platform started with a collaborative effort between financial professionals, software developers as well as with traders who are knowledgeable and experienced with crypto exchange and trade.
Aside from BitSeven, there are other companies who have developed crypto exchange and trading platforms, whereas others have created their own crypto coin. Despite these numerous platforms and digital currency, Facebook’s crypto project have caught the attention of the global community as well as of government officials, and have gotten different reactions.
According to Facebook, their project aims to provide users and consumers swift affordable way to do money transfer, particularly people who are unbanked or those without access to services of traditional banking.
An Instantaneous Reaction from Politicians
Before, the U.S. as well as global regulators were slow to retort toward digital currencies like bitcoin. However, with Facebook Libra, concerns were immediately raised.
On the same day that Facebook introduced Libra, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, stated that it would be subjected to regulations of the highest standards. Some weeks later, Jerome Powell, Federal Reserve Chairman, jump on the bandwagon, citing concerns which includes consumer and data privacy and protection, financial stability, as well as money laundering. Subsequently, Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank President, Steven Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Rohit Chopra, the FTC commissioner, have brought out similar qualms.
According to the creator and director Kapronasia, Zennon Kparon, regulators are concerned with a number of fronts, all of which are to the potential of Libra for going mainstream. Compared to bitcoin as well as other digital currencies which attracts a limited subgroup of individuals, Libra has the possibility and capability to reach billions of active users in a fairly brief span of time.
Government to Possibly Lose Control
According to Kapron, governments can possibly lose their capacity to control policies on finance when Libra comes out. Kapron mentioned that currently, the USD has a great deal of power, and since oil is valued at USD, the government of the U.S. has a great deal of power as well. Moreover, they have control on which banks could network with the USD, therefore, according to Kapron, utilizing that scope of influence, U.S. is capable of really controlling and directing the route of worldwide economics as well as the worldwide situation of politics. With Libra coming out, a slip in control may occur.