Facebook’s messaging app provider WhatsApp is hiring a blockchain regulation expert in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The company posted a job opening for a public policy manager who would “work closely with Facebook’s Africa Public Policy team to ensure blockchain technologies and digital payments can play their part in improving Africa’s socio-economic development.”
Despite the fact that the job opening does not mention Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra’s goals include bringing financial services to underserved people in the developing world, and more specifically, enabling money transfers over WhatsApp.
Facebook introduced its own Libra cryptocurrency on June 18. The company received support from Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Uber, eBay, Farfetch and other financial and technology companies. Libra’s global launch will take place in the first quarter of 2020, and testing will begin at the end of 2019.