Amazon To Hire a Digital Currency Lead

The mass adoption of crypto and their underlying tech, the blockchain has been one of the main goals that the crypto industry had.

There have been a lot of moves taking place in this direction and they continue.

It’s been just revealed that Amazon is looking for a Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead as the firm goes on with plans to bring its payments systems into the crypto age.

“We’re inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon,” a company spokesperson told CoinDesk.

The same person continued and said: “We believe the future will be built on new technologies that enable modern, fast, and inexpensive payments, and hope to bring that future to Amazon customers as soon as possible.”

The position, based in Seattle, Wash., will work within Amazon’s Payments Acceptance & Experience team, according to official notes.

The company is seeking “an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap,” according to a job posting on the company’s website.

“You will leverage your domain expertise in Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Central Bank Digital Currencies and Cryptocurrency to develop the case for the capabilities which should be developed, drive overall vision and product strategy, and gain leadership buy-in and investment for new capabilities,” the posting reveals.

Check out the complete post on the company’s website.

Amazon to launch its own crypto

At the beginning of this year, we were revealing that Ripple exec was addressing a very controversial subject regarding Amazon these days.

David Schwartz analyzed the prospects of an Amazon-minted crypto asset. The speculation of Amazon’s potential interest in entering the industry has been a topic of discussion for a long time ago.

The online publication the Daily Hodl notes that in a new post on Quora, the chief technology officer at Ripple said that he doubts that Amazon will launch its own crypto anytime soon.

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