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Amazon is now hiring a digital currency and blockchain lead

According to a job ad published on the its website, Amazon is looking for someone “to innovate on behalf of customers within the payments and financial systems”
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According to a job ad published on the company’s website, Amazon is looking for someone “to innovate on behalf of customers within the payments and financial systems.”

E-commerce giant Amazon, which is widely known for its technological innovations, published a job position for a digital currency and blockchain product lead. The company is apparently trying to incorporate crypto into its payment system and is searching for an experienced leader who will be based in Seattle.

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“The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap. 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.”

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The lucky candidate will be part of the Payments Acceptance & Experience team, but this is not the first time Amazon has been searching for someone that has knowledge about digital assets and their technology. Back in June, a job listing showed the company was seeking a “Head of Product” with a broad blockchain and cryptocurrency background.

“The candidate will have a track record delivering outstanding products at scale in emerging spaces and is passionate about blockchain, distributed systems, and cloud-scale software. Ideally you will have experience delivering products or innovations in the blockchain space, and in particular DeFi or Traditional Financial Services.”

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Amazon Managed Blockchain also added earlier this year support for Ethereum.

Ethereum nodes can be set up by Amazon Web Services users, allowing them to join its network on the AMB. Currently, there are more than 8,000 nodes on Ethereum. They examine transactions and maintain consensus on the main ledger.

“With this launch, AWS customers can easily provision Ethereum nodes in minutes and connect to the public Ethereum main network and test networks such as Rinkeby and Ropsten. With Amazon Managed Blockchain, customers get secure networking, encryption at rest and transport, secure access to the network via standard open-source Ethereum APIs, fast and reliable syncs to the Ethereum blockchain, and durable elastic storage for ledger data.”

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