New Amazon job posting seems to indicate cryptocurrency acceptance is around the corner
By Bob Garcia
Amazon is looking for someone who has in-depth knowledge of the cryptocurrency ecosystem
Amazon, the online retail giant in conjunction with its IT service management company, recently launched a job contest that could mean boosting adoption in the digital asset space among its customers. This is not the first time a cryptocurrency-related job posting has been identified on the leading online retailer’s official site, but it is certainly a clear indication that the company is looking to have a closer relationship with the space.
According to a job posting that was shared over the weekend, the New York office of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for a person with a background in financial services who “understands the overall cryptocurrency and digital asset ecosystem,” as well as knowledge of distributed accounting and blockchain technology. Amazon made it clear that whoever gets the job will work closely with financial institutions, regulators and capital markets operators to explore and analyze how to make the most of the benefits of digital asset adoption.
The prospective employee would become a key player in encouraging those in senior positions at major global financial institutions to “transform the way they transact with digital assets,” including cryptocurrencies, security-backed tokens, stable coins, and more. In order to apply, at least seven years of related financial services business development experience with either blockchain or exposure to distributed accounting technologies is required.
While it is true that a company spokesperson said Amazon had no intention of backing cryptocurrency payments a few months ago, it was made clear that the retailer is “focused on exploring” the possibility of adopting digital assets.