Facebook’s passion for blockchain may actually help the technology thrive

May 9, 2018 Neer Varshney


Facebook is exploring the possibility of leveraging blockchain technology for its platform. Recode reports that the social media giant has established a dozen-member-strong research and development team to explore the applications of this tech in its varied businesses. The team will be led by David Marcus, who was heading the Facebook Messenger unit before taking this role. Marcus has also been active in the cryptocurrency space, especially in his role as a board member at Coinbase. It’s worth noting that this effort hasn’t exactly come out of the blue, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the beginning of January that…

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