Google Courts the Founder of Ethereum for Possible Crypto ProjectMay 29, 2018
Google, the leading search engine has approached the creator of Ether, the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the world-in the anticipation that he will help this big company with a mysterious blockchain plan.
Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum shared a condensed screenshot of an email sent by Elizabeth Garcia, a Google recruiter that looks like she was encouraging Buterin to be part of Google. Vitalik shared the email from Google’s recruiter, together with a poll asking “should I drop ether and work for Google?”
Vitalik got the attention of many Twitter users. In fact, 59% of over 2,000 people polled on Twitter replied that he must not drop ethereum.
Vitalik also posted some of part of the message from Ms. Elizabeth Garcia including “Hi Vitalik, I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the weekend….. Google makes sense for you now or in the near future….. After a while, Vitalik erased the poll and tweeted, “ too bad you cannot quote tweet someone and put in a survey”.
Neither Mr.Buterin nor Google replied right away to a request for comment. On the other hand, the technology company has stated previously that they are in interested in blockchain technology- the underlying system of virtual currencies like ethereum and bitcoin.
Like many latest technologies, every company has people in diverse team exploring possible application of blockchain technology. However, it is too early to speculate on any possible plans or uses. This is what Google spokesperson told in an interview last March.
Facebook is another renowned social networking site that is apparently interested in blockchain system. As a matter of fact, they revealed days ago that they are setting up a descriptive blockchain group which will report directly to Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook.
According to David Marcus, who formerly led the FMT of Facebook Messenger Team, they are creating a small group of blockchain experts to explore and discover how to leverage blockchain system across Facebook, starting from scratch. You can visit his FB account to know more about this subject.
With more than 2 billion of active users from all parts of the globe, theory and guesswork predictably resulted in the possibility that this giant social networking site can make its own virtual currency.
The platform of Facebook and it wide networks of members from all corners of the globe can possibly result in the world’s first truly mass market virtual currency.