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Facebook Forms Blockchain Unit, Appoints Former PayPal CE

O as HeadFacebook is dedicated to exploring the potential use of blockchain from scratch. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty ImagesLess than four months after Facebook banned ads that promote cryptocurrencies, the social media giant is suddenly interested in blockchain, the

underlying technology of all cryptocurrencies.As part of its largest organizational shakeup in history, Facebook this week formed a blockchain unit to explore potential use of the decentralized technology

, Recode first reported. Mark Zuckerberg appointed his current head of Messenger app, David Marcus, to lead the effort

.Marcus is an obviou

s choice for

the position due to his experience in digital finance (he is the former CEO

of PayPal and a board member of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase), but, given its present needs, Facebook is more likely to apply blockchai

n in non-finance areas, such as copyright protection and database encryption, rather than issuing its own digital coin.“After nearly four unbelievably rewarding years leading Messenger, I have decided it was time for m

e 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,” Marcus announced his new job on Facebook.Sources told Recode that the team will start with fewer than a dozen people. Marcus will be joined withInstagram’s head of engineering, James Ever

ingham, and Instagram’s product lead, Kevin Weil.David Marcus speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers Conference. Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesFacebook is the latest super-sized corporate player to enter blockchain, following Google and JPMorgan Chase. Faceboo

k’s gesture itself serves as a powerful endorsement to the crypto world, which is still a nascent 王中王凤凰大机网站 field fill

ed with sketchy ICOs (initial coin offerings) and hollow companies with a blockchain label.Zuckerberg had expressed his interest in blockchain back in January.“With the rise of a small number of big tech companies—and governments using technology to watch t

heir citizens—many people now believe technology only

centralizes power rather than decentralizes it. There are important counter-trends to this—like encryption and cryptocurrency—that take power from centralized systems and put i

t back into people’s hands,” he wrote in a Facebook post back then. “But they come with the risk of being harder to control. I’m interested to go deeper and study the positive and negative aspects of these technologies, and how best to

use them in our services.”

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