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Facebook is continuing to grow the team for its Libra cryptocurrency project with the hiring of a new economics researcher.
Questions over that issue will be likely raised during imminent hearings at the U.S. Congress and Senate banking committee, scheduled for July 16 and 17.
Facebook unveiled its Libra project July 18 Mastercard Lyft Coinbase and others. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.