San Francisco, May 13: After reports surfaced that Facebook is creating a new Blockchain group, fresh media reports have claimed that the social networking giant is also exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency.
According to the tech website Cheddar, Facebook is "very serious about it".
However, "people familiar with the matter said the social network doesn't have plans to hold a so-called initial coin offering (ICO) by offering a limited number of virtual tokens for the public to buy at a set price," the report said late Friday.
Facebook has over two billion users globally and launching cryptocurrency will allow them to make payments using a virtual currency like Bitcoin.
"I'm setting up a small group to explore how to best leverage Blockchain across Facebook, starting from scratch," David Marcus, currently the executive in-charge of Facebook Messenger, said in a post.
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