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Mark Zuckerberg’s Stablecoin Ambitions Unravel With Diem Sale Talks

  • Meta-backed Diem is trying to sell its assets, people say
  • Federal Reserve was uneasy with Diem’s stablecoin plans
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

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The controversial cryptocurrency project that Mark Zuckerberg once defended in front of Congress is unraveling after regulatory pressure. 

The Diem Association, a cryptocurrency initiative once known as Libra backed by Meta Platforms Inc., is weighing a sale of its assets as a way to return capital to its investor members, according to people familiar with the matter. Diem is in discussions with investment bankers about how best to sell its intellectual property and find a new home for the engineers who developed the technology, cashing out whatever value remains in its once-ambitious Diem coin venture, said the people, asking not to be identified because the discussions aren’t public.