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A spokesperson for Vodafone told Nikhilesh De of CoinDesk that the company will focus on its M-Pesa digital payment service and expanding it beyond the six nations in Africa where it currently operates, adding, “We have said from the outset that Vodafone’s desire is to make a genuine contribution to extending financial inclusion.”
And Libra Association head of policy and communication Dante Disparte told De, “Although the makeup of the association members may change over time, the design of Libra’s governance and technology ensures that the Libra payment system will remain resilient.”
Vodafone is the eighth company to leave Libra, following eBay, Mastercard, Stripe, Visa, PayPal, Mercado Pago and Booking Holdings.