A man who knows a few things about the power of social and individuals, Mark Zuckerberg, has stated that he will be studying cryptocurrencies further in order to explore their potential for empowering individuals.
The co-founder of Facebook, in what he has called one of his personal challenges for the new year, has stated that the power of decentralized systems like cryptocurrency could help take power away from the centralized system and place it back in the hands of individuals.
Lauded as an innovator and one of the fathers of social media, Zuckerberg has shown his fascination with cryptocurrencies before, but this latest New Year’s post has indications that he will be investigating its potential much further for potential improvement for Facebook. Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post:
“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…I’m interested to go deeper and study the positive and negative aspects of these technologies, and how best to use them in our services.”
Blockchain social media
There have already been a number of social media platforms based around Blockchain service; however, the firepower of a company like Facebook, which reaches over one bln people on a daily basis investigating cryptocurrencies could be monumental…