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Singapore's Temasek joins Facebook-backed Libra currency

State investment firm expected to help currency expand Asia footprint

One of the world's largest institutional investors, Temasek's decision to join the Libra Association is a major boost for the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings has joined Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project, the Libra Association announced Thursday.

A major boost for the Swiss-based Libra Association, Temasek said it was joining the non-profit independent organization formed to facilitate the development of the cryptocurrency to explore its advanced use.

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