David Marcus, vice president of messaging products for Facebook Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg television interview on the sidelines of the Wall Street Journal D.Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, USA, Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images
David Marcus, the Facebook executor, who helped smell his Libra digital currency project, said a CEO with experience in the government and the central bank would be a good leader for the independent group that will actually monitor the currency.
"We need someone who knows how economies tend to work, who understand how to operate in a very complex, decentralized management type," Marcus said in a question and answer published on Friday.
"And we need someone who has the gravitas to be able to carry the message on behalf of all the members ̵
Last week, Facebook announced Libra, a digital currency company built using blockchain technology. Facebook also announced the Libra Association, a non-profit organization that will manage the digital currency, and Calibra, a digital wallet where Facebook users will be able to keep the currency.
In his Q&A, Marcus also denied a Tuesday New York Times report that banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase had rejected Facebook's invitation to join the Libra Association.
"I absolutely and strongly deny the fact that we have approached banks and banks have said no," Marcus said. "We have had conversations with banks. We still have conversations with banks. And my expectation is that when this case is launched next year you will have banks that will be members of this."
You can read the full Questions and Answers to the information.
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