Experts Speculate How Facebook Is Exploring Blockchain

Experts Speculate How Facebook Is Exploring Blockchain

THELOGICALINDIAN - In the deathwatch of Cambridge Analytica break accepting the abstracts of up to 87 actor Facebook users the amusing media behemothic is exploring how blockchain could decentralize its arrangement to assure user abstracts or alike possibly actualize a cryptocurrency A new address appear today has experts apperception about what Facebook is developing

CEO Mark Zuckerberg accepted in his New Year post that Facebook was exploring “counter-trends” to centralized networks, including encryption and cryptocurrency. In the post, Zuckerberg said:

Now, it appears Facebook is, indeed, authoritative moves into blockchain technology, a digital, decentralized balance which allows secure, encrypted affairs accepted by aeon on the arrangement instead of a axial server or authority.

Earlier this month, Facebook appointed David Marcus, the controlling ahead in allegation of Messenger, to captain a aggregation developing blockchain technology for the amusing network.

“I’m ambience up a baby accumulation to analyze how to best advantage Blockchain beyond Facebook, starting from scratch,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

Facebook has been tight-lipped, but in a new report out of The Financial Times, experts are belief in on what the amusing media behemothic could be up to.

These experts say Facebook could advantage the blockchain to assure user data, verify identities, or alike create its own cryptocurrency for affairs on the network.

Sheila Warren, arch of blockchain at the World Economic Forum, said that Facebook’s attack into the tech was a “really acute move.” A cryptocurrency could facilitate micropayments and an “explosion of applications” from developers.

It could additionally accord users added ascendancy over their abstracts by absolution them set specific permissions about what affectionate of abstracts the arrangement can abundance from the blockchain-based transactions.

Warren explained:

She additionally added:

Facebook should additionally be able for antagonism in the space, namely amusing networks that will advantage cryptocurrencies to accolade users for action and posts, said Spencer Bogart, accomplice at Blockchain Capital, despite there not actuality an “obvious and actual bang douse for Facebook in the space.”

Kik is an ad-free messaging account that has developed its own token, and addition accepted messenger, Telegram, has aloft added than $1.7 billion affairs its token and has appear affairs to barrage a blockchain. Bogart said Telegram and Kik’s move into blockchain “clearly afflicted waves” over at Facebook.

Tanner Philip, administrator of accumulated development at Kik, said:

Not anybody sees Facebook’s attack into blockchain technology as a absolute change. Eyal Hertzog, co-founder of the blockchain startup Bancor Network, believes that blockchain could account Facebook to “lose its anchor on its users” and presents added crisis than opportunity.

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