It seems that Facebook is getting more serious about blockchain technology.
The social network recently, a post of “Director for development of the blockchain” which was occupied by one of the senior developers Evan Chang. This information first appeared on TechCrunch and soon her confirmed Facebook.
According to the LinkedIn profile of Cheng, he held the position of Director of languages in Facebook for almost three years before concentrating on work in the field of blockchain. Prior to this, he is almost 10 years working at Apple.
In the description of your profile on Twitter, Chang argues that leads a “double life”: in the daytime working as Director, programming languages, and at night he works on the blockchain and crypto technologies.
In may, the company created a special team to explore new technologies. Led team of David Marcus, who previously held the position of team leader, which was engaged in the development of Messenger. Marcus, who is also a member of the Board of Directors Coinbase, was previously President of PayPal.
Recall that recently the company partially lifted its ban on advertising cryptocurrency projects. At the moment advertising the ICO projects, and other cryptocurrency projects can be advertised in Facebook, following approval by the company.