Zuckerberg Is Learning How Cryptocurrency Works To Make Facebook Better

In a post made on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his 2018’s resolution is to fix things at Facebook. Reports about fake news and being a platform of Russian influence on US elections made 2017 a rough year for the company.

What’s more attention-grabbing is Zuckerberg’s increased interest in cryptocurrency, which he thinks could restore people’s faith that technology is a decentralizing force, not centralizing.

The loss of faith is due to the handful number of big tech fishes, which could include Zuckerberg’s own company, and governments running surveillance programs on people. All of them have done the job of centralizing the power to themselves.

“There are important counter-trends to this –like encryption and cryptocurrency — that take power from centralized systems and put it back into people’s hands,” he wrote.

“But they come with the risk of being harder to control.”

Zuckerberg said that he would study the positive and negative aspects of cryptocurrencies and blockchain to find ways it can be helpful for Facebook. Possible areas where Facebook could come up with decentralized blockchain-powered projects include cross-border payment systems, AI systems, streaming services, etc.

Another big reason why he should focus on cryptocurrencies is the instant rise in the net worth of the Ripple CEO, who shares numbers with the top ranking people in Forbes’ Billionaire’s list, including Zuckerberg.

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Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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