Facebook is launching a division dedicated to the technology BlockChain

Facebook is severe towards crypto-currencies, but the social network has seized the opportunities offered by the technology BlockChain. It is for this reason that the spokesman of the american giant have just announced the establishment of a division dedicated entirely to the latter.

Of the major new features in Facebook

Facebook has decided to redesign completely its teams and review its priorities. This week, new leaders have been appointed for WhatsApp and for Messenger. But that’s not all ! In fact, the social network has decided to create a division entirely dedicated to the technology BlockChain. Thus, the new organization, Facebook will be three poles, namely, Family of apps, Central product services and New platform and infrastructure.

Pixabay – Geralt / Facebook taking major decisions for the year 2018.

The employees of the company have been informed of these modifications by an official press release. This strategy responds to the announcements made by Mark Zuckerberg at the beginning of the year. In fact, he had announced that Facebook was going to modernize, and that several changes were going to intervene in the course of the year 2018. And among these changes, we thus find the technology BlockChain.

An important technology for Facebook

The american giant wishes to formally participate in the adventure of technology BlockChain. A full division will be dedicated to the development and research in this sector. It will be led by David Marcus. This last one was until now responsible for the development of the Messenger application. But his experience of working at Coinbase will allow him to quickly be effective in this new position.

Pixabay – MaxFonz / The social network is launching a division dedicated entirely to the technology BlockChain.

The man does not lack ambition. He is thrilled to be part of this new adventure, as he explained in an article published on Facebook : “After almost four years incredibly rewarding at the head of Facebook Messenger, I decided that it was time for me to take on a new challenge. I am trying to set up a small group who will try to find the best way to take advantage of the BlockChain on Facebook, starting from scratch. “

For now, the project remains unclear. Wait a few weeks for more information !

Source : Recode