Last week, the world received highly anticipated news. After the story circulated through the media ranks for months, Facebook finally confirmed it. Yes, the social media giant has moved into the crypto market, rolling out a cryptocurrency called the Libra coin. While a new venture for the company, Facebook is wasting no time jumping in.
Here’s the latest happening with Facebook and the Libra coin.
Facebook’s Libra Coin Needs Data Engineers
This week, Facebook posted a job description indicating that it’s looking for a data engineer to work at Calibra wallet, which is an app in development for the Libra coin. Of course, this is not the first time Facebook has ventured out looking for new Calibra employes. Two days after unveiling the Libra coin, Facebook posted that it’s looking for a finance program manager for Calibra wallet.
Now, this news is significant for two reasons. In these job descriptions, Facebook hints at future plans for the Libra coin, the Calibra wallet, as well as its involvement in the banking and financial services industry.
“The wallet will be the delivery vehicle for many financial services starting with personal payments, but expanding to online and offline commerce and eventually lending and personal financial management.”
The initial news of the Libra coin is significant as well, considering it has reignited the public’s interest in the industry, sending the Bitcoin price past $11,000 for the first time since March of last year. It has also sent FB stock into the green. At the time of writing, FB stock is trading at $192.96, which puts it up 0.96%.
What do you think about Facebook’s Libra coin? Were you surprised by last week’s revealing? Did you think the company would be moving as fast with the cryptocurrency as it appears to be from these job postings?
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