Big payment firms and other digital companies are all backing the social-media giant’s first foray into crypto.
The news: Facebook will release the white paper associated with its new digital currency next week, the Wall Street Journal reports. Firms like Paypal, Uber, Visa, and Mastercard have all signed up as part of the consortium to control it. Each has invested $10 million in the project, according to the WSJ. TechCrunch says the date for the white paper will be June 18, although a full launch of the currency is not expected until next year.