- Facebook’s CEO posted a photo of his two goats called Max and Bitcoin.
- Market speculators assume this was a sign that Zuckerberg is warming up to Bitcoin.
- Also, Facebook is working on several crypto related projects
On May 10, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a photo of his two goats named Max and Bitcoin. Of note, the photos of the goats raised excitement within the crypto community.
Many crypto fans are guessing that Zuckerberg could be into Bitcoin. Also, some market philosophers believe the goat photos show that Zuckerberg is warming up to Bitcoin (BTC). As a result, fans are now calling Zuckerberg a ‘Bitcoiner,’ the term given to Bitcoin enthusiasts.
Also, SkyBridge founder, Anthony Scaramucci, tweeted that he is very happy to see Zuckerberg in the Bitcoin community now.
I knew Mark Zuckerberg would become a #Bitcoin-er when he hired David Marcus from PayPal to run @Facebook’s crypto business. It’s been a long and winding road, but welcome to #Bitcoin. Great job Zuck and David. Excited for what comes next.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) May 11, 2021
Amid Facebook’s movement into cryptocurrency, David Marcus has been instrumental in adopting cryptocurrencies. Notably, Marcus was a former executive of PayPal before Facebook poached him in 2014.
Moreover, Marcus has been heading the crypto division of Facebook. Specifically, Novi, which runs a digital wallet for Facebook’s proposed crypto, Libra, renamed Diem.
In addition, Facebook has also raced towards creating a payment platform that rivals Venmo, Apple Pay, and Google Wallet. If Facebook launches the payments service, it will allow users to send and receive payments on several Facebook-affiliated Apps.
Most commentators believe that May 26 is when Facebook will make a crypto update – this is when the shareholders’ meeting takes place. Some expect that Zuckerberg will disclose his Bitcoin holdings. However, this may be wishful thinking as no official announcement on the matter has been released.