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

Fire aboard the Perle submarine in Toulon: an "annoying event but there is no danger in nuclear terms either", reassures a specialist

A fire aboard the Perle nuclear submarine broke out Friday morning in Toulon, before being brought under control in the evening. "A fire of this magnitude in a submarine is really exceptional," reacted on Saturday June 13 on franceinfo Jean-Dominique Merchet, journalist for L'Opinion, author of the blog "Secret Défense", specialist in military matters and strategic. He described the event as "important", "annoying, but there is also no danger in nuclear terms".

Fire aboard the Perle submarine in Toulon

The submarine was under construction, everything that was really dangerous and that posed risks of pollution, such as the nuclear core, armaments, batteries, had been taken out, people were evacuated.
Jean-Dominique Merchet, journalist specializing in military and strategic issues

"We do not know how this fire started or what the consequences will be," said the journalist. "There may have been a deformation of the hull under the effect of the heat, perhaps we will be able to repair all of this, but perhaps we will never be able to get this sub-watered sailor in safety conditions for the crew, and therefore perhaps one of the nuclear attack submarines of the French fleet has been lost ", he supposed.



"Maybe we can never get [him] back to life"

For Jean-Dominique Merchet, the unavailability, for the time being of unknown duration, "will pose a problem" and be "complicated": "We only have five submarines in this category that require long periods of time. 'maintenance and therefore an extremely tight schedule,' he said. The Pearl and the other nuclear attack submarines have two missions, "to accompany the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle" and "to ensure the protection of the other nuclear submarines launchers of machines which are the heart of the deterrence French nuclear ". The fire of the submarine in Toulon will therefore cause some complications according to the specialist, but "it is not a disaster, it is not as if we had lost a submarine at sea with sailors on board. Nuançons ! ".