Facebook is rumored to launch its own cryptocurrency called Facebook Coin, and it’s already a laughingstock (via Mashable).

[That Ominous Figure in the Corner of Your Digital Living Room is Mark Zuckerberg]

Facebook Coin

Three days ago cryptography experts met at the 2019 RSA Conference to talk about the future of cryptography, the internet, and online shopping. Cryptocurrency was a topic, and Facebook drew laughs from the audience.

When you add the froth of blockchain into there, these just sort of things that seem crazy just keep amplifying. I think the latest one that I saw is one where you can take Bitcoin where you can lose your money, Facebook you can lose your privacy, and now there’s ‘Facebook Coin.’ And it’s not even a joke, it’s apparently coming.Paul Kocher, cryptography expert

Mr. Kocher also expressed doubt at Mark Zuckerberg’s new privacy promises, and says that the company’s track record doesn’t match what it says in public.

[Facebook and Privacy, Guy Kawasaki – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-07]

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W. Abdullah Brooks, MD

FB Coin? What could possibly go wrong?

geoduck

Around our house cryptocurrancy is a joke.