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Facebook ramps up hiring as blockchain team tops 60 employees

by Steven Zheng

March 8, 2019, 3:27PM EDT  ·  1 min read

Quick Take

  • Facebook now has 20 career listings for its blockchain team
  • The Facebook blockchain team has grown to over 60 employees
  • A majority of these employees came from other Facebook product teams including Instagram and Messenger

by Steven Zheng

March 8, 2019, 3:27PM EDT  ·  1 min read

Facebook is expanding its blockchain team.

The social media giant is now advertising for 20 blockchain-related jobs, its careers site shows; nearly triple as many as in December. Listings include product manager, business operation, threat investigator, and brand marketing manager. In May 2018, Facebook publicly announced that it had formed a new team dedicated to blockchain technology, led by David Marcus, the former head of Facebook Messenger.