One of the technical leaders Facebook Evan Cheng (Evan Cheng) pointed out in his LinkedIn profile that switched to the position of Director of blockchain engineering. On request Messges, the appointment was also confirmed in the Facebook.
Before joining the team of the social network almost three years ago as a specialist on programming languages and runtimes, Chang worked 10 years at Apple as the senior Manager for design of low-level tools. Working in the office in the afternoon, in the evening free time he devoted to blockchain technology and kriptonyte, and also became an Advisor to several blockchain startups, for example, Zilliqa and ChainLink.
We will remind that in may of this year, Vice-President of Facebook who is responsible for the operation of messaging, David Marcus (David Marcus) decided to “take new challenge” and lead a “small group” to study the possibilities of applying blockchain technology in the structure of Facebook. According to some reports, Facebook is planning to release its own crypto currency for use within the social network, and the blockchain technology of interest to the company for the organization with it receiving payments and purchases on its own platform.