Facebook is Looking for Blockchain Talent
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The social network Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has opened vacancies for blockchain developers in a specialized department of the company, according to its career’s page.

In particular, Facebook is looking for a data scientist and a data engineer and for two software engineers able to “tackle complexity and build platforms that can scale through multiple orders of magnitude”. It is the tech giant’s ultimate goal to support billions of people with access to things they do not have right now, namely new ways to share information.

Facebook is Looking for Blockchain Talent

Facebook shared on its career’s page:

“At Facebook, we have established a new team building blockchain technologies. It's a small, fast-growing, but talented group of people who are passionate about changing the world. [...] The blockchain team is a startup within Facebook, with a vision to make blockchain technology work at Facebook scale.”

The unit created to focus on blockchain projects was conceived in May — and it was led by a former member of Coinbase’s Board of Directors, David Marcus. Not much is known about it, but rumours say it involves around 10 people — and is now growing consistently.

Why it is important

  • Facebook’s founder and head Mark Zuckerberg mentioned cryptocurrencies and related technologies when he disclosed his annual project for 2018 — possibly considering their integration in the social network. In recent months, a string of news has indicated that Facebook may have even bigger plans.
  • While the precise details of Facebook’s blockchain initiatives are unknown, the enterprise confirms the tech giant is jumping on the trend, applying the technology to its initiatives and services. Blockchain’s adoption by names like Facebook is always a positive milestone.

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