The world’s largest social media platform, Facebook measures the tides of time, seeking out information about the blockchain technology and analysts are sure people can anticipate the social media’s mark over the crypto-world not far from where we stand.
The blockchain technology has always amused the investors, customers and humongous companies alike as a virtual market. Merely a program of codes, can tackle the finance that immense competing with the banks worldwide. Facebook just might have picked out a hint out of the crypto-notebook and according to Business Insider, the Facebook blockchain officials have been carving a way towards developing a successful blockchain project for which they have initiated the preliminary garnering of vital intel. It has been reported that Facebook wants to cut out a fair share of their own out of the financial hold of major banks and for a business like Facebook, developing a blockchain of its own is the best itinerary as per late.
The related folks from Facebook have been busy arranging meetings and initiating conversations with an open-source payment-technology company Stellar in order to learn about the basic concepts of the technology and later (rumours has it) establish their own platform as they intend to fork, to grow over the crypto-world. Rumours also circle around that the social media company envisages to rival the Wall Street.
Nevertheless, whatever Facebook intends to do in the future, it sure is going to be grand and momentous enough to serve them as a milestone towards further glory. Business Insider people have dug out a published job ad from Facebook stating,
..is a startup within Facebook, with a vision to make blockchain technology work at Facebook scale and improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
Though the major highlight of the news turned up as Facebook meeting the Stellar in order to contrive a suitable crypto-platform for the social media giant. Rumours further sanction news that the meetings have been many with Facebook being the constant in those meetings.
The social media company seeks to adopt the technology as with the case of artificial intelligence. The company has been known to experiment with their ideas to eventually land on to the best fit there ever can be, after all, this landed Zuckerberg to establish Facebook in the first place. Facebook has had David Marcus lead the team that is responsible for the company’s other product, the Messenger, but owing to the rapid eruption of the newer blockchain technology around the globe, Marcus has been re-assigned to managing an internal team that has been tasked with the seemingly laborious job of exploring the gigantic world of the blockchain technology and gather useful notes regarding the technology in order to come up with their own refined version of the already established ones. The team will reportedly be low key but is set to bear many worthy and famous personalities, the likes of which are Instagram’s VP of Engineering, James Everingham, and Instagram’s VP of Product, Kevin Weil.
As they tend to develop a cryptocurrency platform of their own, the Messenger has been their flagship service for quite a while and swaying away from Messenger can prove fatal for the entire company. Messenger’s head of product, Stan Chudnovsky, has been made to lead the team since Marcus left in order to run things smooth here at Messenger too.
Marcus, a former PayPal president is said to know a thing or two about the monetary issues and is likely to keep the social media giant on the best path towards striving for the sole objective of Facebook.
Marcus states over his Facebook account as,
After nearly four unbelievably rewarding years leading Messenger, I have decided it was time for me to take on a new challenge. I’m setting up a small group to explore how to best leverage Blockchain across Facebook, starting from scratch.
Facebook is hiring people on account of the very purpose of exploring the blockchain technology as per the job ad. Business Insider discloses,
The firm is also looking to expand its crypto group, according to job ads. One position the firm is looking to fill is a manager for a newly created software engineer team within the blockchain group. Facebook is also hiring a blockchain public-policy manager to analyze policy issues relating to blockchain and advise product and business teams on those developments.
Facebook arriving at the edge of the crypto-world can bear positive effects over the risky, unsafe platform where the move can interact the attention of both the investors and the authorities like the U.S. SEC. Though there are much to be tackled out of the project and much to cater for, the process of hiring for Facebook has been as intense as it seems. The Insider states,
Already, Shashwat Gupta, a former product manager for Samsung Pay, joined as a product strategist for blockchain in May. And Evan Cheng was promoted to head of engineering for blockchain in June. The duo joined Facebook employees including Kevin Weil, a vice president of product, and James Everingham, a head of engineering.
As people anticipate what life-altering effects are there in stock for the crypto-world, the need is to know that there are ways other than this in which blockchain technology can be manipulated to serve us. This can rule out the rumor that Facebook is set to establish its own virtual assets dealer. Facebook’ experiment, Messenger has garnered quite a reputation among the peers. It is a subtle discourse awaiting for another experiment to shine bright for the social media giant.