"PayPal Is F**ked": BitMEX CEO Says Facebook Libra Will Make Banks "Dumb Nodes"

Zero Hedge | 7/10/2019 | Staff
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Facebook’s Libra payment protocol could make central and commercial banks irrelevant, but PayPal has no future anyway, the CEO of derivatives giant BitMEX thinks. Arthur Hayes made the comments in a new interview with Taiwanese news network BlockTempo TV on July 9.

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Speaking during this year’s Asia Blockchain Summit (ABS), Hayes made grim forecasts for both banks and fiat-based payment networks.

Libra, which saw its whitepaper release last month but has yet to launch, has drawn both praise and criticism from across the international economy.

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For Hayes, participants who should be most worried are banks themselves. Even if Libra is a centralized platform which can freeze out specific transactions and users, banks will still face major upheaval.

“All a bank is relegated to is...
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