Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Basel

Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Basel

Facebook’s proposed digital currency Libra caused quite a stir — most of it negative — when it was first announced earlier this year. It’s clear that regulators and central banks have a keen interest in what Libra is, or may become, which is why Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg was in Basel, Switzerland earlier this week.

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Real-Time Payments Coming…at Federal-Reserve Speed

Real-Time Payments Coming…at Federal-Reserve Speed

Ten years after the UK launched Faster Payments, the US is partway through the launch of a real-time payments network run by The Clearing House, a private corporation owned by 25 of the largest banks in the country. It will be the first new rails in electronic payments in four decades.

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