Facebook Officials Claim Novi Received Approval From Major U.S. States

Facebook Officials Claim Novi Received Approval From Major U.S. States

David Marcus, an executive in Facebook, released the regulatory information concerning Novi. The update states the current status of Diem’s crypto wallet. Through a recent blog post, Marcus confirmed the approval for Novi in almost every state in the United States. Also, he revealed that it will not be launched in places where it has yet to get approval. The Facebook executive mentioned that project commits not to launch Novi on Diem without the necessary clearance. Moreover, he states that the project still keeps to its commitments. As such, there’s an ongoing consultation....

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