Taiwan’s Richest Man And Foxconn Founder Wants To Welcome Currencies Like LIbra
Taiwan’s tycoon and the founder of Foxconn – Terry Gou, is envisioning Taiwan's next big venture. With the world regulators beating down Facebook led Libra, he wants to put out the welcome mat for the stablecoin.
As per Forbes, with a total worth of assets of $6.7 billion Terry Gou has managed to set aside considerable monetary and political influence since the establishment of Foxconn Technology Group in the year 1976. Foxconn has worked for companies such as Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Dell, and Lenovo, producing cell phones, PCs and electronic parts for them. The firm is considered as the world’s biggest producer of consumer gadgets with a market cap of about $33 million dollars.
For Terry Gou Institute (TGI), Gou in his speech said he would want to foster the project Libra in Taiwan by presenting a blockchain educational plan via course readings, which intend to develop the island's next generation political and financial pioneers.
He further added that by accepting Libra, Taiwan could augment its status as an international financial hub as opposed to other governments who have addressed the project with cynicism. Gou likewise proposed that the People’s Bank of China create the digital currency for the island.
In Taipei at the yearly gathering of Taiwan’s technology association he shares his familiarity with Facebook’s CEO Zuckerberg and that he trusts and believes that Libra will be accepted by Taiwan. He further says that China has decided to create its digital currency, not acknowledging Libra. He believes that this opens the door for Taiwan to be a spot where the two separate frameworks merge.
With that in mind, Gou stated – for decentralized finance technologies, Taiwanese controllers ought to set up a more promising lawful framework. He contends that fintech ventures could profit semiconductor and crypto organizations, the two zones where Foxconn is dynamic.
Foxconn has pushed blockchain ventures for organizations such as Sirin Lab, creating Finney, one of the first blockchain cell phones. Last December, The Finney cryptocurrency raised $227 million through token deals.
In October 2017, Foxconn was said to have its first interest in the bitcoin space driving a $16 million Series B subsidizing round in Abra – the bitcoin settlement application.
Foxconn's and Gou’s impact on Taiwan – The island of 23.8 million citizens have carried out some strategies to build up the arena. Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has fortified its guidelines on the crypto property through implementing AML practices on bitcoin exchanging a year ago.
The biggest crypto wallet and exchange in Taiwan, BitoEx, has acquired 80% of the local market share. Primarily selling bitcoin through ATMs at over 5,000 stores, or through normal bank ATMs with their OTC offerings.