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'Hell no': Jack Dorsey says Twitter will not join Facebook's Libra

He explained that Libra is not based on an open standard, born on the Internet

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Microblogging site will never join Libra, CEO said at a company media event in New York City.

Dorsey replied with a conclusive "Hell no" to the question of its potential membership of the Fcebook-led crypto payments scheme, The Verge reported on Thursday.

He explained that Libra is not based on an open standard, born on the Internet.

"It's not an internet open standard that was born on the Internet. It was born out of a company's intention, and it's not consistent with what I personally believe and what I want our company to stand for," said Dorsey.

Recently, a battery of US lawmakers bluntly told CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a hearing to address his existing failures first before launching the digital currency Libra.

In a six-hour grilling at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, both Democrat and Republican lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction with Facebook's cryptocurrency plans.

The hearing was focused on Libra, a cryptocurrency plans to launch in the first half of next year.

Despite some top-notch firms pulling out, and 20 partner organisations have formally launched the digital currency Libra project.

First Published: Fri, October 25 2019. 17:14 IST