RBC Analysts: Squashing Libra Could Boost China’s Digital Currency
Joeri Cant's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 49%
Analysts at RBC Capital Markets have suggested that stifling Facebook's Libra may leave the field open to China's central bank digital currency to dominate in emerging economies. China shifts development of digital currency in extra gearOn Oct. 15, financial news outlet Markets Insider reported that RBC analysts believe that once Facebook announced its Libra stablecoin plans, China shifted development of its own yuan-backed CBDC into the next gear.
"If US regulators ultimately dismiss Libra and decide not to draft regulations to encourage crypto innovation in the US, China's CBDC may be strategically positioned to become the de facto global digital currency in emerging economies." United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently said that firms that decided to drop Facebook's Libra stablecoin project did so because of regulatory concerns. RBC analysts believe that many companies are still interested in joining the Libra project and those that left may return given the right regulatory circumstances. Facebook should add BitcoinCointelegraph reported that U.S.
Rep. Warren Davidson said that Facebook should consider adding Bitcoin to its Calibra wallet, instead of creating its new currency Libra. The Republican added that part of the beauty of Facebook's Libra stablecoin is that brought all of the problems that already existed on the social media platform to the surface.
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