US Senator backs Libra in a time when Libra partners are backing out from the project.
Senators against Libra
US government officials have urged Libra associates to reconsider, which caused two of its supporters to exit. Legislators are pressurizing the project’s members through various methods, the latest being a letter.
The letter was written by Sherrod Brown and Brian Schatz to Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe. The letter warns users about the risks of participating in the project. Coinbase CEO said that this move was highly “un-American.” Regardless, PayPal withdrew from the project.
US Senator backs Libra
Now Senator Mike Rounds sent a letter to Anchorage Trust Company to encourage their struggle and told them to “persevere.” Anchorage Trust company is a digital asset custodian based in South Dakota, the same state Mike Rounds represent in the US Senate.
Mike criticized Schatz and Brown for using “ominous tone” in the letter. He said that the letter could scare investors and reduce innovation in the long turn. He believes that there is potential in blockchain and virtual assets and noted that the United States is falling behind in the crypto race.
Facebook’s Libra: Regulatory reception
Facebook’s Libra has garnered a lot of attention since its announcement earlier this year. Regulators have been against its development across the globe, while various nations are even urging for a cooperative framework to halt its development.
Regulators across France and Germany have taken a negative stance towards the project while India and China have imposed a ban on it. China has already unveiled plans for launching a state-backed stablecoin that is nearly completed. The United States might have to consider launching a Digital Dollar or allow Libra to flourish if it wants to reduce China’s influence.