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

The nice amount that some residents of the PACA region can spend to help the tourism sector

A holiday checkbook will be distributed to people who worked in direct contact with the public during confinement. While containment promises to have serious consequences for the tourism sector, some regions are trying to help their businesses by all means. In Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, it is through a holiday checkbook that the region will try to boost tourism. The book will have a value of 500 euros which can be spent in hotel establishments, and other gites, in restaurants but also for leisure services. They will be usable until the end of the year, in the region only, indicates the president of the PACA Region Renaud Muselier in a press release.

The nice amount that some residents of the PACA region can spend to help the tourism sector

Not all residents can claim it. These vacation checkbooks are reserved for employees in the private sector who are domiciled in the PACA region and who will have worked continuously in contact with the public during the confinement period. These include delivery men, supermarket cashiers, and caregivers who have been on the war since the start of the crisis. To benefit from this, households must not benefit from a family quotient greater than 700 euros.

A sector that represents 140,000 jobs

The book can be used within the network of professionals registered with the network of the National Agency for Holiday Checks, which is a partner in this operation. In total, the initiative involves an investment of ten million euros, including four million directly put on the table by the region, said the press release.



The region sees this operation as a way of boosting consumption and supporting the tourism sector, a vital sector of economic activity in the south of France. "We are among the regions most affected by Paris-Île-de-France," said France 3 PACA, regional advisor François de Canson. "The region is second in France for the weight of its tourism economy," he insists. A sector which represents 13% of the GDP and 140,000 jobs, on a little more than five million inhabitants.