Libra Fights for Life and Hires Former US Senator's Aide to Lobby on Cryptocurrency

Facebook’s Libra hired former US Senator aide Susan Zook to lobby Senate Republicans in Washington.

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Facebook continues the desperate struggle for the Libra cryptocurrency existence. So, the lobby team was replenished with the former assistant of US Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Susan Zook. Now she works at Mason Street Consulting. The main goal of Zook will be lobbying Senate Republicans, Politico reports.

What has ruined a dream?

Recall that Mike Crapo was one of the key figures in the Facebook Libra hearing in July. The result of the hearings was the concern of the US Senate Banking Committee with privacy, data protection and the anti-money laundering issues of Libra, which called into question the possibility of launching a cryptocurrency.

Impressive amount

The Politics report also says that only this year, Facebook spent $7.5 million on Washington lobbying. In the list of companies, Facebook retained such names as Sternhell Group, Cypress Group, Davis Polk and others. In total, Facebook hired more than ten firms to work on Libra’s issues, including in-house Facebook lobbyists working on the case.

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Denis Sinyavskiy

Starting with a simple interest in cryptocurrency, over the past two years, Denis has worked in a cryptocurrency fund and become an author with an analytical bias. His engineering degree helps with the analysis of the technical part of the cryptocurrency market. As a fan of cryptocurrency, Denis believes that the blockchain technology is the future.