Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Facebook has ventured further into the payments space over the past year. The company launched Facebook Pay, which allows users to send money through its family of apps, to Facebook proper and Facebook Messenger last November. It plans to roll out Pay widely in the US on Instagram in the coming weeks, and is currently testing Pay on WhatsApp in Brazil.
Facebook also supports a digital payment system called Libra, with the aim of making it easier for people to send money across the world. While Libra will be run by a nonprofit, Facebook hosts and could take advantage of Novi, a digital wallet to store and redeem the digital coin.
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