It seems that Facebook is seriously engaged in the development of its own crypto currency. The company began to study this direction about a year ago, but Just now I have created a team that will deal with this issue.
What are your plans
If earlier in This direction was worked by only one Facebook employee, then on This week a team of more than 10 people who will study the technology of blockade. A lead it vice president of social networks responsible for Messenger app, David Marcus.
Crypto currency is planned to be used for payments within the social network. At the same time, plans to conduct ICO public sale of a limited number of tokens, like Telegram) Facebook does not.
" Like many other companies, Facebook investigates ways beneficial use of the opportunities provided by blokcheyna "technology, - said representatives of the company.
But It is worth noting that on developing its own crypto currency Facebook can take years. Perhaps, it will even be necessary to purchase companies that deal with blocking.
Recall that in the Telegram messenger can also have its own crypto currency . On creation of his own block-platform Pavel Durov has already collected $ 1.7 billion. After two rounds of the closed sale of the tokens, the team decided to dispense with the public ICO . Telegram developers also created a personal identification system that will be used in the future of the blockbuster platform Telegram Open Network (TON).