Americas: Written in the stars­

Author: John Crabb | Published: 8 Aug 2019

As Gemini came to a close this year it was Libra that stole all the headlines. And as we move into Leo, Facebook's newly-announced crypto initiative remains as contentious as it was a month ago. It will likely dominate headlines for some time to come. The social media leviathan's new plan to revolutionise the monetary system in its own image has faced significant backlash since it was announced in June. Regulators in the US, Europe, the UK, Switzerland and many others have voiced concerns that the company is already far too powerful. Head of newly-formed Calibra, David Marcus, defended the initiative in the Senate for two days straight in an...