Facebook Adds Senior Job Vacancy for Calibra Wallet on Careers Site
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Facebook has started advertising for a head of data science to work on its Calibra wallet, a recent job posting shows. According to the tech giant's vacancy, it is looking for an "Experienced analytics leader" who can use data to drive insights, shape the wallet's future direction, and measure product success. Describing the perfect candidate, Facebook said they would be "Scrappy, results-focused and self-starting" - as well as passionate about delivering "Financial services to the underserved around the globe." "The wallet will be the delivery vehicle for many financial services starting with personal payments, but expanding to online and offline commerce and eventually lending and personal financial management." Facebook released the long-awaited white paper for its Libra cryptocurrency, along with the Calibra wallet, last week.
Despite its ambitions to reach the unbanked, a Calibra spokesperson admitted on June 19 that the digital wallet will not be available in countries that have banned cryptocurrencies - affecting access to nations like India, one of Facebook's largest markets. Facebook's project has also been experiencing pushback from players in the crypto world, with Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin dismissing it as a "Centralized wolf in a decentralized sheep's clothing..
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