Facebook is trying to succeed where Bitcoin has failed. What are we talking about?

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2019-03-02 00:00:07

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Facebook is trying to succeed where Bitcoin has failed. What are we talking about?

It was such a loud title of the article is marked edition of the New York Times of 28 February. Citing several anonymous sources, the publisher has outlined some contours of the Facebook project, aimed at cryptopedia in their messengers. It is just about three applications for messaging from the web giant: WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram. As noted publication, this will allow the token from the beginning to reach the audience of about 2.7 billion people. Exactly as many users have all three of the messenger.

It should be noted that the purpose of introduction of such systems cryptopedia pursues not only Facebook, but other giants of the industry messaging, including Korean Kakao, Line in Japan, and, of course, the Russian — Telegram.

According to the NYT, Facebook has created its own crypto unit under the leadership of former President of PayPal David Marcus right after the Telegram messenger $ 1.7 billion through two closed . The money presumably went on to create the blockchain-platform Open Network Telegram TON, which will be based cryptotoken Gram.

As it was reported Pabuk more than 50 experts in the field of blockchain. Also, there is evidence that the blockchain Department kept a certain degree of secrecy, the team works in a separate building, to get to which is possible only by a special key.

The NYT has also been found that the cryptocurrency Facebook in fact is backed by Fiat reserves in the three national currencies. However, cryptologist now most concerned about the issue of the centralization of the so-called «Coin Facebook». More data to search for .

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