Facebook plans to create global financial system based on cryptocurrency

Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan on Tuesday to create an alternative financial system that relies on a cryptocurrency that the company has been secretly working on for more than a year.

  The effort, announced with 27 partners as diverse as Mastercard and Uber, could face immediate skepticism from people who question the usefulness of cryptocurrencies and others who are wary of the power already accumulated by the social media company.   The cryptocurrency, called Libra, will also have to overcome concern that Facebook does.....

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