Amazon, which is hiring a virtual currency and blockchain business lead for its payments team in San Francisco, may soon allow consumers to pay in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Amazon’s Payments Acceptance & Experience department is “seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap,” according to a recent job posting.
“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,” according to the company.
The product lead will collaborate closely with teams throughout Amazon, including AWS, to define the user experience plan, technological approach and abilities, and rollout plan.
Currently, Amazon does not accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment.
Insider was “inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon,” according to a company spokeswoman.
A managed blockchain solution is presently available from Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud division.
According to the company, the new digital currency and blockchain product lead would “need to operate with a high level of autonomy and analytically, working backwards from data and customer insights to build new and innovative solutions to unsolved problems.”
Apple advertised for a business development manager “working in or with alternative payment providers, such as digital wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrency, and etc.” in May.
Bitcoin is being hailed as the new payment mechanism by Tesla and Twitter.
The internet community requires a global currency, and we are focusing on Bitcoin because it allows us to reach every single individual on the planet, according to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.