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Facebook to launch cryptocurrency and digital wallet in 2020

File photo dated 25/03/18 of the Facebook logo on a laptop, social media platforms need to take more responsibility in tackling online anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial the chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust has said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 2, 2019. Karen Pollock said the abuse should be treated in the same way inappropriate sexual images were, with offending material immediately removed. See PA story EDUCATION AntiSemitism. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

By Jamie Harris, Press Association Science Technology Reporter Facebook is to launch a cryptocurrency next year - backed by the likes of Mastercard, Visa and PayPal - which will allow people to move money from their smartphone. The currency is known as Libra, which the social network says it has "no special role" in governing...

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