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

Six in ten French people do not trust the government to succeed in deconfinement

Initially confident in the government when the confinement was announced, the French have not trusted it since the end of March, according to an Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting poll for Franceinfo and "Le Figaro" published on Wednesday. Six in 10 French (58%) do not trust the government for the success of deconfinement.
 
Six in ten French people do not trust the government to succeed in deconfinement

The lower classes have the least confidence in the government on this point, the survey found. 38% of people with the lowest incomes trust, compared to 51% of the wealthiest respondents. Initially confident in the government when the confinement was announced, the French have not trusted it since the end of March, when they were convinced that the government had lied to them about the masks, said the polling institute.

Pessimism about back to school and transportation

A majority of French people (69%) are convinced that the promised security will be unsatisfactory in schools. They are even more numerous (74%) to anticipate an unsatisfactory security in transport, a pessimism particularly visible among the inhabitants of the Paris region (80%). On the other hand, the respondents have great confidence in companies (65%) to ensure a satisfactory level of security for their employees.

Regarding school, if the French doubt the results, they are confident about the means. 65% of those questioned believe that the commitment to the maximum number of 15 students per class will be met, 81% believe that the volunteering of families will be respected, 60% that the guarantee of welcome for each will be ensured.



A third of French people would like to remain confined

If two thirds of French people (65%) want deconfinement, the remaining third (35%) would prefer to remain confined. This latter trend is particularly visible among public service employees (47% of them indicate that they want to remain confined) and among young people (41% of 25-34 year-olds).

Overall, the French leave the government wide latitude over how to implement the plan and are ready for this deconfinement to be adapted on a case-by-case basis (regions, status vis-à-vis the disease, etc.) Young people (18- 24 years) are 78% find it normal that the oldest (over 65 years) stay locked up at home ... while the latter are a quasi-inverse proportion (69%) not to find this normal.

* This Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting survey was carried out with a sample of 1,005 French people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, interviewed by internet on May 5 and 6, 2020.