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

Google promises it will no longer build artificial intelligence tools for the oil and gas industry

The American giant Google has just announced that it is giving up developing new artificial intelligence solutions that will help the oil and gas industry to accelerate the production of fossil fuels. A statement follows Greenpeace's report blaming the company, Microsoft and Amazon for helping the majors cause more environmental damage in recent years.
Google promises it will no longer build artificial intelligence tools for the oil and gas industry

"These three tech companies seem to be aware of the mismatch between their stated climate goals and the real climate impact of helping the fossil fuel sector become more productive and efficient," Greenpeace wrote.

The solutions made available to industry by these tech companies have made it easier to increase the supply of oil and gas in the United States, for example. Above all, they have helped companies like Shell, BP, Chevron and Exxon Mobil to boost their production worldwide and, in turn, undermine their own commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

You should know that Google's decision does not imply that it terminates its existing contracts, but only that it no longer develops new solutions for extraction, rejoices Liz Jardim, responsible for the climate campaign of Greenpeace USA, even if the ideal would have been a termination of its contracts with the industry, she adds.

If Amazon has not commented on the matter, Microsoft has said that the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is complicated, but that the company still aims to be carbon negative by 2030. Greenpeace criticized the posture, saying that Microsoft's contract with ExxonMobil alone could "result in emissions greater than 20% of Microsoft's annual carbon footprint".