"The pressure had been intense (understatement), and I respect their decision to wait until there is regulatory clarity for Libra", Marcus said.
A Stripe spokesperson gave a similar statement to ZDNet: "Stripe is supportive of projects that aim to make online commerce more accessible for people around the world".More news: Xi, Modi meet to promote China-India mutual learning for shared prosperity
After PayPal bowed out, the Libra Association tweeted, "We recognize that change is hard, and that each organization that started this journey will have to make its own assessment of risks and rewards of being committed to seeing through the change that Libra promises".
After PayPal's departure last week, Facebook did not waver in its support of Libra and is unlikely to do so, at least in the immediate future.
Payments company Stripe also pulled out, but left the door open to rejoining the Libra project, saying it would "follow its progress closely".
"We are focused on moving forward and continuing to build a strong association of some of the world's leading enterprises, social impact organizations and other stakeholders", he said.More news: Volvo XC40 Electric Shows New Android-Powered Infotainment
The news comes days before the Libra Association, the group that will oversee the digital currency, prepares to convene its members and ask them to sign a charter agreement. But it ended on an upbeat noted, pointing toward the first Libra Council meeting, to be held on Monday. The Libra Association has scheduled a meeting to nominate the board of the project next week.
The two companies announced they would leave the association Friday afternoon, as did EBay Inc EBAY.O , Stripe Inc. and Latin American payments company Mercado Pago. Furthermore, with Mastercard and Visa now both out of the picture, Libra no longer has any support from a payment processor.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify October 23 hearing in the US House of Representatives on the Libra plan.
"Visa's continued interest in Libra stems from our belief that well-regulated blockchain-based networks could extend the value of secure digital payments to a greater number of people and places, particularly in emerging and developing markets", the company said.More news: Adventure sets sail in first trailer for Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'