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Defections by high-profile partners continue to plague Facebook's digital currency project, Libra. With booking holdings being the latest company to sever ties. Bryan Leach Founder and CEO of Ibotta, joined On The Move to discuss.
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for investment banking fees, helping the bank to beat its earnings forecasts for the three months and taking the sting out of the division’s recent troubled listings including WeWork and Peloton. America’s biggest bank was the lead manager in WeWork’s defunct initial public offering and also had a key role in listing Peloton, whose shares fell sharply after it floated in late September. JPMorgan said that its investment banking division enjoyed an 8 per cent rise in revenues for the quarter, which came in at $1.9bn.
Booking.com has unveiled the next piece in its evolution toward becoming a full-service online travel agency — flight bookings in seven European countries. This is believed to be the first time that Booking.com has offered standalone flight bookings other than through sister company Kayak. The difference is now that when travelers using Booking.com sites and […]
(Bloomberg) -- The Libra Association hasn’t officially launched but has already lost a quarter of its membership, as Booking Holdings Inc., an online travel company that operates websites including Kayak.com and Priceline.com, joined Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and four other companies in leaving the controversial cryptocurrency project spearheaded by Facebook Inc.With the departure of Norwalk, Connecticut-based Booking, the Libra Association now has 21 founding members remaining of the original 28 companies that signed on to the association in June. PayPal Holdings Inc., Stripe Inc., MercadoLibre Inc. and EBay Inc. in the past two weeks have also said they would abandon the project.The remaining members of the Libra Association, a nonprofit that would manage the cryptocurrency, planned to meet Monday in Geneva, Switzerland to finalize its governing charter and initial membership.Libra came under intense scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators as soon as Facebook announced the project. Regulators warned that the cryptocurrency, originally set to launch next year, could be used by criminals if not properly monitored, while lawmakers pilloried Facebook’s track record at hearings in July with Libra co-founder David Marcus.Officials in some countries, including Germany and France, announced that they would ban Libra, saying that the currency could be a threat to monetary policy, among other concerns.Visa, Mastercard and Stripe left the project shortly after receiving a letter from Democratic senators Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, warning that they could face increased scrutiny if they stayed on board.Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Libra-member Coinbase Inc., on Sunday said the pressure felt “un-American.” “Why the need for the intimidation tactics? This would be called anti-competitive/monopolistic behavior if any private company did it,” Armstrong wrote on Twitter.In the face of the departures, Libra has said more than 1,500 companies have expressed interest in joining the association and that the currency wouldn’t launch until it satisfied regulators’ concerns.Developers have continued to advance the open-source code that would underlie Libra. However, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal could have provided critical experience in navigating U.S. financial regulators’ concerns, making their departures particularly painful. Booking Holdings, which has a market capitalization of more than $84 billion, was among the only remaining large, publicly held companies left in the project.Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify next week at the House Financial Services Committee on Libra, among other topics.Representatives for the Libra Association didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.\--With assistance from Kurt Wagner.To contact the reporters on this story: Joe Light in Washington at email@example.com;Olivia Carville in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sara Forden at email@example.com, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Booking Holdings exited Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency initiative shortly before the Libra Association was slated to convene in Geneva Monday, Skift has learned. The online travel company — the only travel company among the more than two dozen founding members — confirmed the move. Booking Holdings' decision followed the departures of fellow founding members MasterCard, Visa, […]
Booking Holdings , which operates Booking.com and Priceline, joined a growing list of companies Monday withdrawing from Facebook's fledgling cryptocurrency project Libra. The announcement follows Friday's news that Visa , Mastercard , Stripe and eBay were pulling out of the initiative. PayPal had earlier said it was stepping away from its involvement with Libra.
Booking Holdings, the company behind the travel websites Booking.com and Priceline, became the latest company to confirm that it is pulling out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency on Monday. Booking, which was the only travel company to have signed up to Facebook’s Libra Association, did not give a reason for its departure. Its exit follows the withdrawal of Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe and Mercado Pago from the social media network’s global payment plan on Friday.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though their house is a museum, in honor of the newest animated The Addams Family debuting in theaters on October 11th, Booking.com, the digital travel leader connecting travelers with the widest choice of unique places to stay, is offering guests the chance to book a real life replica of the iconic family's home. The three bedroom, 3,700 square foot, 19th century era townhouse captures all the macabre that has made The Addams Family a fan favorite for decades. Decorated in true Addams Family fashion, there are vases of just rose stems, and yes, Lurch's famous "you rang" bell.
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