Howard Wu, Silicon Valley investor, and cryptocurrency technologist were called to Fb headquarters in Menlo Park to discuss the implications, opportunities, and risks of introducing more than 2 billion online customers to blockchain technology.
The invitation didn’t come from Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg, or Vice President and former PayPal executive David Marcus, the present chief of Fb’s Libra cryptocurrency proposal and Calibra wallet.
As an alternative, he met with Morgan Beller, a rather new worker in Fb’s company growth unit who handled him to a cup of joe from the Philz Coffee on the corporate’s campus.
Beller’s questions had been fascinating, if not far-fetched. “It wasn’t Vice President’s at a table discussing the forward direction of a project. It was very informal. However, I believed it was a thrilling prospect,” Wu advised CNBC. “This finished metamorphosing into what Libra and Calibra grew to become.” Since saying it’s Libra digital currency and Calibra digital wallet in June, Marcus has been the public face of the two tasks, saying the main points in blog posts, doing press interviews and testifying before skeptical lawmakers in Congress. However, within the blockchain group, Beller is called the original driving force behind Fb’s push into cryptocurrency. On LinkedIn, Beller lists herself as leader of the strategy for Calibra in addition to co-creator of Libra – certainly, one of three Fb employees to take action, alongside Marcus and Vice President Kevin Weil.