Facebook to Hire Blockchain Specialists

Californian company is looking for a researcher and engineer for the data, as well as a manager of the blockchain team of specialists and two software engineers
10 December 2018   755

The leading social network Facebook has opened five vacancies for specialists who will work in the company's own blockchain project, reports CoinDesk.

In particular, the Californian company is looking for a researcher and data engineer, as well as a manager of the blockchain team. In addition, Facebook is looking for two software engineers who "share a passion for solving complex problems and creating scalable platforms."

On the job page it is reported that the blockchain division was created as a startup within the company, the main purpose of which is to adapt the distributed ledger technology for the social network.

The details of the project have not been disclosed at the moment, but it is known that the initiative is aimed at helping “billions of people get access to things that they don’t have them at the moment”, as well as provide “fair financial services”. Among the options for using technology, Facebook calls "new ways to store and share information."

In January Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he was interested in studying cryptocurrency and encryption technologies with the aim of their possible integration into the world's largest social network. In May, it was reported that Facebook plans to launch its own cryptocurrency.

ETH Framework Pantheon to Join Hyperledger as Besu

Consoritum stated that the new product will be the first in the line of proposals that will allow you to create applications on the public blockchain
30 August 2019   1245

The blockchain consortium Hyperledger added support for the Pantheon Ethereum Java-based client, developed by the technical division of the ConsenSys startup. The initiative was called Hyperledger Besu.

So, the new product will be the first in the line of proposals of the consortium, allowing you to create applications on the public blockchain. Hyperledger Besu should become the link between the corporate sector and the open blockchain with the implementation of some of the benefits of private distributed networks.

The developers intend to combine the framework with the modular client Hyperledger Burrow, which contains a mechanism for limited access to read smart contracts, partially built on the basis of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) specifications.

At the same time, the Pantheon team also plans to ensure the interoperability of the client with the Tendermint protocol. To do this, they are likely to use the product Hyperledger Quilt.