The subsidiary of Facebook – Calibra – develops its own currency – the Libracoin. What this is all about and why I was very skeptical about it at first.
First of all, what exactly is a Libracoin?
A Libracoin (can also be translated as a freedom coin) is a stable coin and enables smooth payments in various countries. In South America, in Asia I no longer have to pay attention to the exchange rates of the currencies and can send and receive funds internationally with low fees using Libracoins. With Calibra, Facebook has announced its own wallet that will be integrated directly into WhatsApp and the Facebook Messenger. This makes cashless payment much easier.
What is so special about Libracoin?
The special thing is that Libra, a non-profit organization, was founded – the Libra Association https://libra.org/de-DE/ with many well-known companies like Mastercard, Facebook, Uber, Paypal, Spotify, Ebay and many more (see graphic of Libra Association). When the Libra currency is established, a large ecosystem is created in which people from all over the world can not only earn with Libracoins, but also pay with it. So both the driver and the passenger can use Libracoins and pay the transaction almost without any fees.
What role does Facebook play in Libracoin?
Facebook is the developer of the Libra Blockchain and founder of the Libra Association. However, Facebook wants to transfer its leadership role to the Association shortly after the official launch of the currency. This would give it the same rights and obligations as the other members of the Libra Association. Facebook could therefore not alone decide how the Libracoin will develop.
First of all: Libra and Facebook are two separate companies. Nevertheless, there is a suspicion that Facebook could use sensitive user data. The implementation of privacy is therefore a point of criticism and it is still unclear how this will develop. Facebook points out that Calibra’s financial data is not linked to the social network’s advertising profiles, but the details are not really clear yet.
– I’m still sceptical about the privacy of Libracoin, which hasn’t been clarified yet.
– The increasing internationalisation of Libracoin is very positive.
– The Libra Association has members such as MasterCard, Visa, Uber, Spotify who are strongly helping to develop an ecosystem for the Libracoin to make the Libracoin suitable for the masses.
– Libracoin puts increasing pressure on old, payment and banking coins
Enclosed my video with more details about the Libracoin:
Video about Calibra and the Libracoin:
You can find the complete whitepaper under Libra here:
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