Categories: Ripple

Report: Facebook Denies Partnership With Stellar

Click here to view original web page at cointelegraph.com

Facebook has reportedly denied entering into talks with cryptocurrency firm Stellar (XLM), Cheddar reported August 10. Earlier today, Business insider reported that Facebook and Stellar had been considering a potential partnership to build a Facebook variant of a Stellar blockchain.

A Facebook spokesman reportedly told Cheddar that the company is “not engaged in any discussions with Stellar, and we are not considering building on their technology.”

The statement was made in response to Business Insider’s report that the two companies had discussed a potential fork from the main Stellar network as part of its blockchain efforts. Sources from Stellar reportedly told Business Insider that, “it would make sense for Facebook to record payments transactions onto a distributed ledger like Stellar.”

While the news regarding Facebook’s collaboration with Stellar is in question, the social media company has made some steps to embrace blockchain technology. Last month, Evan Cheng, Facebook’s Director of Engineering moved to the same position at the company’s recently established blockchain team. The team was initially formed in May by David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s messaging app Messenger, to explore possible applications for distributed ledger technology.

The establishment of the blockchain team followed the implementation of a broader shake-up of Facebook's product team, which led to the formation of three separate divisions: a “family of apps” group, "central product services" and “new platforma and infra.”

Later that month, anonymous sources familiar with “Facebook’s plans” told Cheddar that Facebook is “exploring” the creation of its own in-app cryptocurrency, despite having banned crypto ads on the platform earlier this year. Facebook banned crypto ads under a clause preventing advertisements for “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices."

Stellar was originally established in early 2014 as a payment technology built on the Ripple protocol, though it has underwent significant changes since then. In July, Stellar obtained Sharia compliance certification in the money transfer and asset tokenization field. This means that Stellar will be able to enhance its ecosystem in regions where operation in the field of financial services requires compliance with Islamic financing principles.

XLM is one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies on Coinmarketcap’s listings and is trading at $0.21 at press time, down almost 3 percent over the last 24 hours.

cinerama

Illuminati, Mason, Anonymous I'll never tell. I can tell you this, global power is shifting and those who have the new intelligence are working to acquire this new force. You matter naught except to yourself, therefore prepare for the least expected and make your place in the new world order.

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
cinerama

Recent Posts

Bitcoin May Be Laying the Groundwork for a Trend Reversal

Following Bitcoin’s recent plunge into the mid-$9,000 region, the cryptocurrency has been able to post a strong and sustainable bounce… Read More

5 hours ago

The blockchain/crypto week in quotes

“People who are watching the daily price of Bitcoin are really missing the whole point…The whole idea of Bitcoin is… Read More

5 hours ago

Brewing giant gives blockchain to African farmers

AB InBev Africa and BanQu have roped in blockchain technology to uplift smallholder farmers in the global brewing giant’s supply… Read More

5 hours ago

Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin ‘Reveal’ Is an Epic Fail

The "big reveal" by the latest self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto was an epic failure that overpromised and underdelivered. | Source: Shutterstock… Read More

5 hours ago

Litecoin May Soon Surge Despite Selling Pressure and Recent Dusting Attack

Litecoin has been wrapped in negative sentiment as of late, which has primarily been rooted it its lackluster price action… Read More

5 hours ago

The best ways to buy furniture online for Bitcoins

Overview Buying furniture for cryptocurrency For most of its existence, the Bitcoin community (BTC) believed that cryptocurrency would be a… Read More

11 hours ago

This website uses cookies. We use these cookies to collect data about your interaction with our website for the purpose of continuously improving your experience with our site. For more information we encourage you to read our privacy policy.

Read More