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   993

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.

Cobalt & Lithium Supplies to be Tracked With DLT

The platform will be created by the Everledger together with Circulor using Hyperledger Fabric
26 March 2020   950

Everledger, a British startup, has partnered with Circulor to develop a platform based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to track supply chains of cobalt and lithium.

Everledger specializes in using blockchain to combat counterfeiting of precious stones, in particular diamonds. The company’s management said it intends to expand its business using blockchain to control the supply of rare minerals used in the production of batteries.

Well-known carmaker Mercedes Benz is already using Circulor technology to track its supply of cobalt and its carbon footprint. Circulor and Everledger share a similar concept - with the help of the blockchain they control the observance of social and environmental standards in mining. Therefore, startups decided to develop a joint product.

Everledger co-founder Leanne Kemp and Circulor CEO Doug Johnson-Poensgen said their solution will work on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain. The possibility of interacting with IBM is also being discussed.

Poensgen added that the platform will be used not only to track cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but in different regions of the world. For example, lithium mining in the Atacama desert leads to water pollution, so the solution on the blockchain is aimed at preventing environmental disasters.