Amazon hires for blockchain and cryptocurrency job

Amazon

has posted a job opening for a “Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead,” in its Seattle offices. Sponsored Sponsored

It looks like Amazon wants to get more into digital currencies and blockchain technology. The company has posted a new job announcement

on its website. The offer is for a digital currency and blockchain product lead position that will be part of the Payments Acceptance & Experience team in Seattle. This team is responsible for all customer payments globally on Amazon sites.

The announcement reads that the team is looking for a product manager who will specialize in developing Amazon’s digital currency and blockchain product strategy. The position requires the product manager to use their knowledge of blockchain, distributed

ledger, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and cryptocurrencies to create a product roadmap. You will need to make the case for different digital currencies and whether they should be adopted by Amazon. Sponsored Sponsored The

new leader will also drive the overall product vision, shaping Amazon’s future in the world of digital assets.

Amazon’

s Interest in Cryptocurrencies

While Amazon hasn’t made many public moves toward adopting cryptocurrency, the latest job announcement suggests a possible future where consumers can use digital currency to buy things on Amazon.

Amazon’s interest in cryptocurrency as a means of payment has fluctuated over the years. In 2017, Amazon Pay VP at the time, Andy Jassy, told CNBC

that the company had no plans to accept cryptocurrencies because there was no demand for them. Now, in 2021, the demand has increased and Amazon seems to have changed its stance on the matter.

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It’s worth noting that the announcement isn’t the only job relating to blockchain or cryptocurrencies on Amazon’s website. Only that the other listings are not at as high a level as the product manager position. In fact, there are dozens of blockchain-related jobs on Amazon’s job board

in software development, IT operations engineering and support, and sales advertising and account management.

In a statement to Business Insider, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed the job announcement and added:

We are inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like at Amazon. We believe the future will be built on new technologies that enable modernne, fast and affordable payments, and we hope to bring that future to Amazon customers as soon as possible.

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