La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

Boeing breaks flight time record thanks to storm Ciara

New York has never been so close to London. As storm Ciara hits northern Europe this Sunday, February 9, a British Airways Boeing 747-400 has just broken a record. Indeed, as spotted by FlightRadar24, relayed by LCI, the plane which linked New York to London arrived with more than an hour in advance. While the journey time to cover these 5,554 kilometers is usually 6:13, the British company's aircraft took only 4.56 hours.

Boeing breaks flight time record thanks to storm Ciara

It is thanks to a very powerful "Jet stream" that this Boeing 747 was able to achieve this feat, with an average speed of 1,100 km / h. This altitude air current was then rectilinear with winds at more than 350km / h. Storm Ciara was still at this time off Canada. The previous record went back to January 2018. A Norwegian Boeing 787 had taken 5:13 to connect the Big Apple to London, recalls the site FlightRadar24.

If we're not mistaken, BA now retakes the fastest subsonic NY-London crossing from Norwegian.


 
Storm Ciara is expected to hit the northern part of France this Sunday at midday. 35 departments have been placed on orange alert. Gusts of over 150 km / h are expected next night in some regions. On the coast, vigilance will be increased with the risk of strong waves.