@samtoland @cstanhope Related: Facebook may be launching their own Cryptocurrency. http://slate.com/technology/2018/05/facebook-cryptocurrency-under-serious-consideration-report-says.html
This smells a bit like that time when Steve Jobs announced Apple's partnership with Motorola to the world, amid public statements that Apple would never make phones, and they would never compete with close partners. (The then-CEO of Motorola took the stage during the keynote that year!)
Guess what happened the **following** year.