Amazon is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product manager for its payments team, according to a new job posting. First reported by Initiated, the e-commerce giant is looking for an “experienced product manager to develop Amazon’s digital currency and blockchain product strategy and roadmap.” The list, which Amazon has confirmed to be legitimate, continues:
You will leverage your expertise in blockchain, distributed ledger, central bank digital currencies, and cryptocurrency to develop the case for capabilities that should be developed, drive the overall vision and product strategy. , and gain leadership buy-in and investment for new capabilities.
Amazon.com does not accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, but a spokesperson said Initiated that the company was “inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and exploring what that might look like on Amazon.”
Amazon’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services (AWS) already has a managed blockchain service. But CEO Andy Jassy said in 2017, while leading the AWS division, that the company was’ watching ‘the space but Amazon was not seeing’ a lot of practical use cases for blockchain. which are much broader than using a distributed ledger, ” ZDNet reported at the time. That would seem to change if this new list is any indication.
Apple released a similar list in May for a business development manager for “alternative payments,” and among the key qualifications for the position was five years of experience “working in or with alternative payment providers, such as wallets. digital, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrency and etc.