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

Ukrainian start-up SolarGaps receives € 1 million funding from the EU

The European Commission has approved a € 1 million equity grant for the Ukrainian start-up SolarGaps as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding program.

Ukrainian start-up SolarGaps receives € 1 million funding from the EU

"SolarGaps has become the first Ukrainian start-up to receive a grant under the Horizon 2020 Phase 2 program from the European Innovation Council. The start-up has obtained one million euros of equity capital for the marketing of the world's first smart solar blinds, "said Ukrainian investment group Inventure in a statement.

SolarGaps invented the world's first smart window blinds, which allow green energy to be produced from the window surface and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. As one of the first innovative start-ups in Ukraine, the company participated in two of the largest acceleration programs in the United States: Singularity University and HAX Growth.

The start-up had previously received a € 50,000 grant from the EU’s research and innovation program as part of phase 1.