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.