Cryptocurrency 

Facebook Acquires Blockchain Startup Chainspace

According to financial news outlet Cheddar, Facebook has acquired a blockchain startup called Chainspace. Another move for the tech giant into the cryptocurrency space perhaps? Chainspace Founded by University College London researchers, the Chainspace blockchain describes itself as “a planetary scale smart contracts platform” and is comprised of a “distributed web of blockchains for scalability, speed, and privacy.” According to its website, the company says that it is excited to be “moving onto something new.” Assumedly this is its new venture with Facebook. Facebook Acquires Chainspace? Facebook has confirmed that it…

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Cryptocurrency 

Facebook Cryptocurrency | Is the Tech Giant Developing a Stablecoin?

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency that will let users send money via its WhatsApp messaging app. The new cryptocurrency would launch first in India—a country with over 200 million Whatsapp users and the world’s leader in sending money home. Facebook Cryptocurrency According to Bloomberg, the company is creating a stablecoin, a digital currency that is pegged to a fiat currency—often the US dollar. These types of cryptocurrencies are supposed to be less volatile than regular cryptos. Though not nearly at a launch stage, sources say that Facebook is…

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Blockchain 

Facebook Appoints Director of Engineering Blockchain

Director of engineering blockchain: Facebook has appointed one of its senior engineers Evan Cheng as its first “director of engineering blockchain”.  The new position was confirmed by Facebook on Tuesday and signals the companies seriousness about the technology. Cheng has previously been responsible for heading up Programming Languages & Runtimes at Facebook. Prior to that, he held a 10-year stint at Apple. Describing himself as “an engineer and a technical leader” his social accounts also imply that he is an expert in blockchain and cryptocurrency; “day job – programming languages, runtimes,…

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