Facebook’s David Marcus, creator of embattled Diem project, to leave company

Marcus, who joined Facebook in 2014 from PayPal, ran the Messenger service for years before moving over to form the company’s blockchain division in 2018.

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  • John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.