Wall Street Journal: Facebook's new cryptocurrency attracts a large number of supporters, including Visa, Mastercard, etc.

US social media giant Facebook has signed agreements with more than a dozen companies, including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to support the new cryptocurrency that Facebook will announce next week. According to people familiar with the matter, these companies will invest about $10 million in a consortium that manages the cryptocurrency. The money will be used to fund the cryptocurrency, and the new cryptocurrency will be linked to a basket of government-issued currencies.