Amazon’s payment acceptance and experience team is hiring digital currency and blockchain experts to develop the company’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap, including release strategies. “We are inspired by innovations in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this will look like on Amazon,” the company’s spokesperson said.
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Amazon announced the vacancy of “Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Leader”. The job posting explained, “The Amazon Payment Acceptance and Experience Team is responsible for how Amazon’s customers pay on Amazon’s website and through Amazon’s services around the world,” detailed description:
The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is looking for an experienced product owner to develop Amazon’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap.
The company further described: “You will use your expertise in blockchain, distributed ledgers, central bank digital currency and cryptocurrency to develop cases for the capabilities that should be developed, promote the overall vision and product strategy, and obtain leaders Recognition and support. Invest in new capabilities.”
The basic qualifications required for this role include “in-depth understanding of the digital/encrypted currency ecosystem and related technologies.”
The post added: “You will work closely with the Amazon team, including AWS, to develop a roadmap, including customer experience, technology strategy and capabilities, and release strategy.”
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the job posting to CNBC in a statement:
We are inspired by innovations in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this will look like on Amazon.
The spokesperson pointed out: “We believe that the future will be built on new technologies that can realize modern, fast and cheap payments, and hope to bring the future to Amazon customers as soon as possible.”
Amazon Web Services currently provides a service called custodial blockchain, but Amazon currently does not accept Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as payment for its products.
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