Facebook ‘rethinks’ plans for Libra cryptocurrency

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Facebook is reportedly rethinking its plans for its own digital currency after resistance from regulators.

It is now considering a system with digital versions of established currencies, including the dollar and the Euro.

The Libra Association, which Facebook founded to create the currency, will continue its work, the reports said.

The plan will include Libra, the company said in response.

The social network’s digital wallet is now expected to launch this autumn, several months later than initially planned, according to the reports.

Of earlier reports that it might drop Libra itself, the firm said: “Facebook remains fully committed to the project.”

Facebook announced in June last year that it would launch the Libra digital currency, with a goal of making payments easier and cheaper.

Its partners in the Libra Association include Lyft, Spotify, Shopify, but several other high-profile members such as Visa left after the idea was criticised by authorities.

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