As if Facebook’s Libra doesn’t have enough trouble, they just lost a developer to a rising crypto star. Square Crypto has poached a trio of blockchain developers from across the tech industry including Lightning Labs, Facebook’s Libra, and Google. Steve Lee, who was Square Crypto’s maiden hire in June, also hails from Google. According to a Twitter post, Square Crypto, which till now has been comprised of Lee and Bitcoin Core contributor Matt Corallo, has welcomed Valentine Wallace, Jeffrey Czyz, and Arik Sosman to fill out its team.
According to his Twitter profile, Arik Sosman was a software engineer at Facebook/Calibra, which incidentally is facing an uphill battle for its planned 2020 launch amid pushback from global regulators.
The Square Crypto team has made it their mission to bolster the profile and use case of bitcoin. It’s an ambitious goal, one whose next steps aren’t entirely clear with the exception of its focus on bitcoin.