An Apple job posting suggests that the company could probably support digital currency payments in the future.
The ad was published on the official website of Apple earlier this week. The multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California is searching for a “Business Development Manager – Alternative Payments”.
“The Apple Wallets, Payments, and Commerce (WPC) team is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to lead Alternative Payments Partnerships. We are looking for a proven professional in global alternative and emerging payment solutions.”Apple’s job ad
Now we are all asking ourselves if ‘Alternative Payments’ include digital currencies. According to some rumors, Apple may actually be partnering with Coinbase for a new crypto service. The exchange platform is working on its Visa Debit Card since April, and Apple has been associated with the project.
Apple job ad also said:
“We need your help forming partnership framework and commercial models, defining implementation paradigms, identifying key players and managing relationships with strategic alternative payment partners. This position will be responsible for the end to end business development, including screening partners, negotiating and closing commercial agreements and launching new programs.”Apple’s job ad
Another detail that hints this theory is true lies in the key qualifications the person is required to fulfill:
“5+ years experience working in or with alternative payment providers, such as digital wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrency and etc..”Key qualifications