As the wave of interest in Facebook’s stablecoin Libra continues around the world, it appears that Mark Zuckerberg’s foray into digital currencies has a new and powerful ally. Fitch, one of the big three credit rating agencies, gave it a thumbs up in a recent report. Fitch in Love with Facebook’s Fiat-Backed Libra What is it precisely that Fitch has fallen in love with? Well, in praising the centralized token, Fitch focuses on Libra’s fiat-backed status: “A potential advantage of Libra versus other cryptocurrencies is its full backing by a reserve basket of fiat currency assets managed in a reserve
As stablecoins see greater capital inflows and adoption, regulators will likely take a harder look at their compliance status.
About the author: Ranjeet Sodhi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vault. He is also a fintech entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience leading and turning around key regulatory risk management initiatives for global top tier investment banks and financial services firms, including JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Deloitte, and E&Y. You can follow him on … Continued
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