其实，Facebook一直都没有放弃探索区块链技术。目前，Facebook内部已经有大约十几个人在从事区块链和加密货币相关的工作，该团队由前Facebook Messenger主管David Marcus领导，David Marcus曾是Coinbase的董事会成员。
Social media giant Facebook is looking to grow its blockchain team, according to a report.
The company posted on its careers page that it’s looking for data engineers and scientists, software engineers and a product marketing lead for its blockchain team.
The company said its ultimate goal is to “help billions of people with access to things they don’t have now – that could be things like equitable financial services, it could be new ways to save, it could be new ways to share information.
“The blockchain team is a startup within Facebook, with a vision to make blockchain technology work at Facebook scale,” the ad said. “We’re exploring lots of areas of interest across all facets of blockchain technology.”
The company has been exploring blockchain use cases recently, so the announcement of its intent to expand the team was expected. Facebook already has about a dozen people working on blockchain and cryptocurrency. The team is led by former Facebook Messenger Head David Marcus, who was also previously a board member at Coinbase.