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Amazon is looking to hire someone to lead its digital currency and blockchain initiatives

Business Insider logo Business Insider 7/23/2021 ilee@insider.com (Isabelle Lee)
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Amazon is looking to hire someone to lead its digital currency and blockchain initiatives as more big tech companies expand their businesses into the growing sector.

The position will fall within the company's payments acceptance and experience team and will be based in Seattle.

"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 ... You will work closely with teams across Amazon including AWS," the listing said, referring to Amazon Web Services.

The position requires 10 0r more years of experience in product or program management or business development, and candidates will preferably hold an MBA.

"We're inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon," an Amazon spokesperson said in an email. "We believe the future will be built on new technologies that enable modern, fast, and inexpensive payments."

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