By Hidayat Sultanli
On Sep 12, 2020
CEO of Calibra, Facebook’s digital wallet for its proposed Libra stablecoin, has attempted to debunk the notion of Libra’s threat to the global financial system.
Amid the ongoing meeting between Libra founders and 26 global central banks in Basel, Calibra CEO David Marcus has stepped up to protect the position of the Libra Association on Twitter on Sept. 16.
In a Twitter thread titled “About monetary sovereignty of Nations vs. Libra,” Marcus wrote:
“Recently there’s been a lot of talk about how Libra could threaten the sovereignty of Nations when it comes to money. I wanted to take the opportunity to debunk that notion.”
Calibra CEO urged that Libra cryptocurrency project does not intend to form a new currency but rather build a “better payment network and system running on top of existing currencies” to deliver meaningful value to users over the globe. He emphasized that there is no new money creation, which will “strictly remain the province of sovereign Nations.”
Stating that Libra will be backed 1:1 by a basket of strong currencies, Marcus stressed that the Libra Association is willing to have a strong regulatory oversight to prevent the company from deviating from its full 1:1 backing commitment.
The executive concluded that Libra will continue to engage with central banks, regulators and policymakers to ensure that they address their concerns through Libra’s design and operations.