PayPal cautious about future of Facebook's Libra project
"Obviously, I think there's a lot of work to happen before we get to that point where it [Libra] becomes something more than just a very exciting idea,” says PayPal Investor Relations Vice President Gabrielle Rabinovitch.
She added that the firm’s membership of the Libra Association represents a “non-binding commitment”. This is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation which will govern the Libra network. There are 28 founding members - including Visa and Mastercard - each of which stumped up $10 million to join.
"The goals and ambitions of Libra are very consistent with PayPal's overall ambitions in terms of serving the underserved; democratising access to capital," Rabinovitch said. "So we very much believe in the potential of Libra."