The Libra Association may have as Diem but that means little to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz.
According to a Reuters , Scholz said in a statement that Libra’s rebranding as Diem was merely a cosmetic change.
“A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a wolf,” he said following a video conference of on Monday. He added, “It is clear to me that Germany and Europe cannot and will not accept its entry into the market while the regulatory risks are not adequately addressed.”
In his statement, Scholz also stressed the importance of ensuring currency monopoly remains in the hands of nations.
According to a November , Scholz has previously expressed his dislike for private cryptocurrencies but does support such as digitizing the euro.
Composed of 27 member firms, the Diem group is also to launch its “diem dollar” stablecoin in January.