China Should Take Precautions against Facebook Crypto: Ex-PBoC Head
Facebook’s foray into the payment sector has drawn backlash from governments and regulators across the globe. This time, it is China fencing its borders to keep the social media giant out.
Xiaochuan Zhou, the former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the government to take precautionary monetary measures against Libra, the so-called . The noted economist, whose tenure saw China becoming the world’s second-largest economy, supported broader policy research to help prepare the financial systems against emerging payment solutions.
“In future,” he said, “there may emerge a more internationalized, globalized currency, a currency so strong that will cause major currencies to establish exchange relations with it. It may not necessarily be Libra, but there will be more institutions and people try creating it.”
Zhou realized the immense potential of Libra to become the face of the global dollarization trend. The reformist said the Facebook cryptocurrency is a better version of bitcoin because of its ability to avoid fluctuations and speculations and thus offering a more stable cross-border remittance solution.