MIT Technology Review

Facebook fleshes out plans to launch a digital currency called Libra

It’s due to launch during the first half of 2020.

Facebook gets into banking: Libra will be available for Messenger and WhatsApp users around the world, and anyone who downloads the (yet-to-launch) app. Facebook says it has the lofty goal of bringing financial services to the 1.7 billion around the world who still don’t have bank accounts.