The largest social network Facebook conducts negotiations with representatives of at least 12 blockchain startups about their possible acquisition, reports The Information.

It is known that among them:

  • nowadays invalid stabilin-project Basis
  • founded by mit Professor Silvio Micali startup Algorand
  • specializing in end-to-end encryption startup Keybase.

Negotiating with Basis began in December, immediately after the decision of a startup on its closing.

According to experts, such activity Facebook can serve as a confirmation of the rumors about the development of stablon for popular messenger WhatsApp. Currently, the blockchain-a division of Facebook by ex-President of PayPal and former member of the Board of Directors David Marcus. Just his team of 40 people.

Recall, recently it became known about the transition blockchain startup Chainspace control of Facebook.