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Mark Carney recognized the potential of Libra to solve some financial problems

20190712-084640 Mark Carney | Bank of England Chairman

Bank of England Chairman Mark Carney stressed that society needs to recognize the problems that Facebook is trying to solve with the help of the Libra project.

"It's way too expensive to do domestic payments. It's way too slow, and that hurts consumers and businesses. It stifles innovation, and it's far too expensive to send money cross-border, and there are huge financial inclusion issues related to that and costs related to that. So, while we are trying to address all these issues, we have to absolutely acknowledge the problem that they're trying to solve. And if it's not this, we'd better have some answers for what else it is," Carney said at a press conference.

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Deutsche Bank: aggressive policies of central banks led to the growth of Bitcoin

Deutsche-Bank-central-banks-led-to-the-growth-of-Bitcoin Jim Reid | Top manager at Deutsche Bank

Jim Reid, a top manager at Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany, said that the US Central Bank reduced the refinancing rate one of the reasons for the rise in Bitcoin.

"If central banks are gonna be this aggressive, then alternative currencies do start to become a bit more attractive," said Deutsche Bank's global fundamental credit strategy head in an interview with CNBC.

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The US Senate will hold a hearing on the Libra cryptocurrency in July

Senate-hearing-on-the-Libra-cryptocurrency The US Senate will hold a hearing on the Libra cryptocurrency in July

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on July 16 will hold a hearing on the new Libra cryptocurrency being developed by Facebook.

A hearing entitled "Examining Facebook's Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations" was scheduled after calls from members of Congress to study the Libra project and its potential risks more carefully. There were even calls to stop the work on the project before the hearing.

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