Facebook Cryptocurrency Exchange: Imagine The Impact as Team, Traffic, And Interests Are Present

    Is Facebook Preparing to Launch Its Own Crypto Exchange?

    We’ve heard rumblings for several months that Facebook could launch its own cryptocurrency – like a Facebook Coin. But now reports are suggesting that Facebook could take it a step further by launching its own crypto exchange.

    That report comes from Mark Nezvisky at Crypto Daily, who cites two key points as evidence that Facebook could be launching its own cryptocurrency exchange:

    “…firstly, we know Facebook now have a blockchain working group, a team of employees dedicated to exploring and researching blockchain technology.”

    We’ve known about Facebook’s blockchain research group for about a year. Since last year, Facebook has assigned a team of employees to exploring blockchain technology, including how blockchain could improve Facebook’s various business processes.

    It’s not unusual for a major corporation to explore how a new technology could be integrated into their business. However, the second piece of evidence proposed by Nezvisky is more significant, and it indicates a Facebook-backed crypto project could be right around the corner.

    The second piece of evidence proposed by Nezvisky is this:

    “The second and most important story though is this; The Head of Blockchain Research at Facebook, David Marcus, has left his position on the Board of Directors at Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world and arguably, the biggest potential rival for a future Facebook made cryptocurrency exchange. The resignation of Marcus is alleged to have been inspired by an appearance of a conflict of interest.”

    Why would there be a conflict of interest between Facebook and Coinbase? Facebook is a social network and Coinbase is a cryptocurrency exchange. There would only be a conflict of interest if Coinbase was preparing to launch its own social network or – what seems more likely – if Facebook was building a crypto exchange.

    Is Facebook Going To Buy Coinbase?

    Coinbase is one of the world’s largest and most influential crypto exchange platforms and it shows no signs of slowing down.

    Some have suggested that Facebook isn’t looking to compete with Coinbase or launch its own token. Instead, Facebook is preparing to buy Coinbase. Facebook could see potential in integrating its social network technology with Coinbase’s existing exchange platform.

    Nezvisky cautions that this is all just speculation:

    “As it stands, Facebook claim that they are only exploring blockchain technology and have no plans to develop a cryptocurrency exchange, nor do they wish to acquire one, so a Coinbase acquisition is probably off the cards for now.”

    Facebook has a history of making outside-the-box acquisitions. They famously acquired Oculus, for example, which makes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. However, acquiring Coinbase would seem to be a little too far outside the box.

    A Facebook Crypto Exchange Would Be Massive

    The cryptocurrency world surged with growth in 2017 as most people worldwide heard about it for the first time.

    That surge would pale in comparison to the growth if Facebook launched its own cryptocurrency exchange. Overnight, over 2 billion people – nearly one third of the world’s population – would have easy access to cryptocurrencies.


    If you believe Nezvisky, then we’re facing three possible outcomes here:

    • Facebook is going to launch its own digital currency
    • Facebook is going to launch its own cryptocurrency exchange
    • Facebook is going to acquire Coinbase

    Of course, there is also a fourth option: Facebook does nothing. They shut down their blockchain research division after finding no discernable benefits to their business. People forget about the potential launch of a Facebook Coin. We move on.

    The more optimistic take, of course, is that where there’s smoke there’s fire. Facebook and Coinbase have a conflict of interest, and it seems unlikely that Coinbase would launch its own social network.

    Could a Facebook crypto exchange be just around the corner? Stay tuned.

    Get Free Email Updates!

    *Action* Enter Best Email to Get Trending Crypto News & Bitcoin Market Updates

    I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

    Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team
    B.E.G. Editorial Team is a gracious group of giving cryptocurrency advocates and blockchain believers who want to ensure we do our part in spreading digital currency awareness and adoption. We are a team of over forty individuals all working as a collective whole to produce around the clock daily news, reviews and insights regarding all major coin updates, token announcements and new releases. Make sure to read our editorial policies and follow us on Twitter, Join us in Telegram. Stay tuned. #bitcoin

    [Alert] Use the author's self-conducted information at your own risk, do you own research, never invest more than you are willing to lose.

    [Disclosure] The published news and content on BitcoinExchangeGuide should never be used or taken as financial investment advice. Understand trading cryptocurrencies is a very high-risk activity which can result in significant losses. Editorial Policy \\ Investment Disclaimer


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Live Bitcoin Price & Latest BTC Chart News

    Today's Latest Crypto News

    China’s Digital Yuan will “Certainly Erode the Dollar’s Primacy in the Global Financial Market” – Deutsche Bank Report

    Cash to remain part of the economy for decades to come but digital payments will grow at “light speed” Mobile payments to quadruple...

    Money Is At Risk In Banks, Bitcoin Is Probably The Most Secure Currency Right Now: Tim Draper

    “If we're able to hold above $7,800, it will be a very good sign,” - Mati Greenspan Venture Capitalist advises millennial's to start...

    XRPL Labs Founder Wietse Wind's XRP TipBot Banned On Twitter, A Sign To Come For Tipping Bots?

    On January 24, Twitter decided to disrupt the XRP community by banning the XRP Tip Bot account, which is a service developed by the...

    Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee Proposes 1% Block Reward Funding Plan To Rake in $1.5 Million

    Proposal for donating 1% of block rewards to generate $1.5 million per year It’s like paying for your kid’s college and “securing your...

    Travala Expands Its Crypto Payments Options By Adding NEM's XEM Token

    Travel platform Travala, a firm that allows its customers to pay for hotel accommodations using digital currencies, has partnered with the NEM Foundation to...

    BitcoinExchangeGuide is a hyper-active daily crypto news portal with care in cultivating the cryptocurrency culture with community contributors who help rewrite the bold future of blockchain finance. Subscribe on Google News, see the mission, authors, editorial links policy, investment disclaimer, privacy policy. Got News? Contact us, we are human too. Note: nothing here is financial advice, do your own research thoroughly.