Recently Tesla once again announced to take cryptocurrency as a form of payment on its electric car purchase and now, a job listing of Amazon is seen, the e-commerce giant is also taking a similar step. Appears to be ready to lift. The company has posted a job listing in the job portal of its website for the new ‘Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead’. This suggests that the company is looking for someone who has knowledge of digital currency and blockchain systems. Apple also does not want to lag behind Tesla and Amazon, as the company recently shared a similar job listing.
Amazon has shared a post on its job portal for the recruitment of Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead. This post suggests that the company is looking for an expert to represent the blockchain front. As per the information given in the post, the person applying for the recruitment should have more than 10 years of experience in the world of Product or Program Management, Product Marketing, Technology or Business Development. In addition, he/she should have a deep understanding of the digital/cryptocurrency ecosystem and related technologies.
Amazon is looking to accept #Bitcoin payments ‘by the end of the year’, says an insider.
— Documenting Bitcoin 📄 (@DocumentingBTC) July 25, 2021
The Amazon listing says (translated) ‘The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is seeking an experienced product lead to develop Amazon’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap. You will leverage your expertise in Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Central Bank Digital Currency and Cryptocurrencies to further develop the capabilities that need to be developed.
With the company looking for a leader with deep knowledge in the world of digital currency and blockchain, it can be largely assumed that Amazon may adopt cryptocurrencies as a form of payment in the future. However, the company has not yet made any official confirmation in this regard. This is only our guess.
In a statement to Business Insider, an Amazon spokesperson said it [the company] was “inspired by innovations in the cryptocurrency space and is exploring what this [cryptocurrency] might look like on Amazon.”
Tech giant Apple has also done something similar. The company had posted a job listing for a Business Development Manager in May this year. According to the company, the person applying will have to work in or with alternative payment providers like “Digital Wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, Cryptocurrencies etc.
Elon Musk also said at a conference last week that his electric car maker Tesla is likely to resume accepting bitcoin as payment. Provided that the amount of renewable energy used in bitcoin mining is reasonable.