The Libra Association, the non-profit organization behind Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra, intends to seek a payment license from a lead supervisory authority under the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The association published a document on September 11, which reads:
The Libra Association, a non-profit organization headquartered in Geneva, will pursue a license as a payment system with lead supervisory authority under the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). In this context, the Libra Association has submitted a request for a ruling to clarify the regulatory status of the Libra Association and the Libra Coin and intends to file an application for a license as a payment system.
According to the Libra association, a global low-friction and high-security payment system can empower billions of people. Dante Disparte, Libra’s head of policy and communications, said:
Since our vision for Libra was announced 3 months ago, we have maintained our commitment that technology-powered financial services innovation and strong regulatory compliance and oversight are not in competition. We are engaging in constructive dialogue with FINMA and are encouraged to see a feasible pathway for an open-source blockchain network to become a regulated, low-friction, high-security payment system. This is an important step in Libra’s evolution, and we look forward to continuing our engagement with all stakeholders over the coming months.
The social media giant announced its much-anticipated cryptocurrency project in June. The Libra is expected to be launched in 2020 but, at the moment, it is facing a very grim situation as regulators are pounding hard on the project. There were lot of questions when Libra revealed its plans to be headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Peoples are saying that Facebook want was evade strict regulatory procedures of US. But the document, about choosing Switzerland as home for Libra, reads:
With a principle-based and technology-neutral regulatory framework, along with regulatory clarity on blockchain-based business models, Switzerland offers a pathway for responsible financial services innovation harmonized with global financial norms and strong oversight.
The company is saying that Libra association, which when fully developed will have a diverse group of member organizations spanning technology, financial services, social impact organizations, and venture capital.
In the last month, Crypto Economy reported a visit of US regulators led by Maxine Waters to discuss Libra project with Swiss authorities. The meeting, however, did not clear Waters’ concerns as she said:
My concerns remain with allowing a large tech company to create a privately controlled, alternative global currency.
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prints Rare Golden Cross That Is Even More Bullish Compared to Previous One
Even after Bitcoin’s precipitous drop to the $9,400 level, the biggest cryptocurrency by market cap still managed to print a relatively rare golden cross on its daily chart. According to YouTube blogger The Moon (Carl Runefelt), this is a sign of “shifting bullish momentum.”
BULLISH: The #Bitcoin golden cross has officially happened!
The 50-day MA just crossed above the 200-day MA.
This is a sign that the momentum is shifting into bullish! pic.twitter.com/OOUC1JbnXY
— The Moon (@themooncarl) February 18, 2020
A rare buy signal
Golden crosses are formed when the 50-day MA of a certain asset moves above its 200-day MA. They show that the market is gaining bullish impetus.
The last time this buy signal appeared on the daily chart was in April 2019. It was followed by a 175 percent price rally in Q2.
According to MMCrypto, the bulls need to ‘fasten seatbelts’ since this golden crossover is even more bullish than the previous one.
The $BTC Golden Cross just happened TODAY!!!
This one is fundamentally different and more bullish than the one we had in April 2019 which took us to $14‘000.
— MMCrypto (@MMcrypto) February 18, 2020
Not out of the woods
It is worth mentioning that golden crosses usually occur when the market is already in a full bull mode, which means that this is a lagging indicator. Hence, it’s not reasonable to try to predict future prices moves solely based on this bullish crossover.
Moreover, there is a need for strong buyer demand for the BTC price to remain above its 50-day MA. Otherwise, it could witness a painful correction.