Leading bank lobbyist hired by Facebook for crypto project, says FT report

According to an article published today in the Financial Times, Facebook keeps on fueling its hiring spree. Apparently focused on building up a team to take forwards its crypto project, Libra, the last addition to Mark Zuckerberg´s firm has a strong profile into the finance and banking industry.

The former head of group, public and regulatory affairs of Standard Chartered Bank, Edward Bowles, will be taking part into Facebook´s developing of GlobalCoin or Libra, the two names commonly given to a project which has attracted plenty of criticism from most members of the crypto community.

The now ex-employee of Standard Chartered will reportedly be joining FB in September, apparently directing public policy from the London headquarters. The British multinational banking and…

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