Facebook 'Serious' About Creating Own Cryptocurrency
12 May, 2018, 14:21 | Author: Gary Shelton
After poaching Medium's corporate development expert Morgan Beller in mid-2017, Facebook tasked her with exploring opportunities in the blockchain space, having now constructed an entire team around that idea.
While confirming the creation of the new blockchain team in a Facebook post earlier this week, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg didn't elaborate on its objective. "I'm setting up a small group to explore how to best leverage Blockchain across Facebook, starting from scratch", Marcussaid in a Facebook post.
Marcus later shared a message on Facebook confirming the move. Weil is now the head of product at Instagram and he is quitting this job to join Facebook's blockchain division.
Ripple and other cryptocurrencies who are working assiduously to get the world seamless cross-border remittance may receive a life-threatening competition from Facebook anytime soon. The work on cryptocurrency just started and it might take years for the company to materialize things.
"They are very serious about it", an anonymous source told Cheddar.
"Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to benefit from the opportunities provided by the technology of the blockchain", - said the TV channel the representative of the social network.
"This new small team will be exploring many different applications", the spokesperson said. "We don't have anything further to share", Facebook said in a statement to TheVerge.
Facebook has over two billion users globally and launching cryptocurrency will allow them to make payments using a virtual currency like Bitcoin.
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Let's how and when Facebook will bring its cryptocurrency, how it will grab the trust of the users in terms of security.
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