Is Facebook about to launch a cryptocurrency play?

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Facebook is advertising five blockchain positions on the careers page of its website, sparking speculation it is close to launching some kind of cryptocurrency product.

The jobs include the following:

  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Software engineer (x2)
  • Product Marketing Lead

It’s the marketing job that has raised the most eyebrows, with marketing professionals usually brought on board when a product is about to launch.


In the job description, Facebook says “we are seeking an experienced leader to build and manage a new product marketing team focused in exploring the opportunity the blockchain will bring.”

Among the minimum qualifications is “experience with payments or the blockchain.”

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