According to a job ad published on the company’s LinkedIn, Amazon is looking for someone who is “passionate about blockchain and decentralized networks.”
E-commerce giant Amazon is widely known for its technological innovations. The job listing shows the company is searching for 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.”Amazon’s job ad
The job position is part of Amazon Managed Blockchain, which is similar to Microsoft’s Azure blockchain and helps companies with the technology available in the cloud.
“Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) is a fully managed service that accelerates customers’ ability to create and leverage scalable blockchain technology for current and innovative business use cases across DeFi, Supply Chain, Financial Services, Identity, and more.”Amazon’s job ad
This is not the first time Amazon has published a job listing linked with this type of technology. Back in February, the firm was preparing for the launch of a digital currency project in Mexico.
“This product will enable customers to convert their cash in to digital currency using which customers can enjoy online services including shopping for goods and/or services like Prime Video new payment product.”Amazon’s job ad February 2021
AMB also added not long ago support for Ethereum. Ethereum nodes can be set up by AWS users, allowing them to join its main network on the Amazon Managed Blockchain. 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.”Amazon’s blog post