Facebook Continues Headhunting for New Blockchain Department Members; Speculation of its Plans

Facebook Continues Headhunting for New Blockchain Department Members; Speculation of its Plans

Facebook has 13 blockchain-job openings on its Careers webpage. Among the positions waiting to be occupied are Product Manager, Researchers, and Engineers; there are notions surrounding the company’s blockchain ambition but nothing has been confirmed by the company

Social media heavyweight, Facebook, is persisting in the search for talents to help its objective of building blockchain solutions. The company already has a manpower of 32 tackling its blockchain initiative. As of 17 February 2019, a total of 13 job postings are still open for interested and qualified individuals.

Launch and Stablecoin Speculation

The plans of the company remain unconfirmed. Thus everything is based on speculation.

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Aside from managers and engineers, the company is looking for a Brand Strategy and Insights Manager. The role is open for the ‘experienced brand leader’ capable of research, communication, and people management to oversee ‘research initiatives that inform marketing and product. The responsibilities of the role include leveraging research for the brand’s development. Bitcoin Exchange Guide writes that this may ‘suggest that the company is pending launch date.’

Facebook is also headhunting to fill up its Marketplace Payments for blockchain. From this information, the crypto news outlet hypothesizes that the company might be ‘interested in creating a new stablecoin’ for remittances, particularly for the 200 mln WhatsApp users in India.

Last September and December 2018, the social media company posted blockchain job openings; some of which are now filled and some are still open.

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