Amazon may allow users to pay in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin soon as the e-commerce giant is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product lead for its payments team.
According to a latest job listing, Amazon’s Payments Acceptance & Experience team is “seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap”.
The product lead will work closely with teams across Amazon, including AWS to develop the roadmap for the customer experience, technical strategy and capabilities as well as the launch strategy.
Amazon doesn’t accept cryptocurrencies as payment yet.
A company spokesperson told Insider that it was “inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon.”
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of Amazon, currently offers a managed blockchain service.
The new digital currency and blockchain product lead would “need to operate with a high level of autonomy and operate analytically, working backwards from data and customer insights to build new and innovative solutions to unsolved problems”, the company further said.
Tesla and Twitter are bullish on Bitcoin as the next payment mode.
The online world needs a global currency, and our focus is on Bitcoin because with this cryptocurrency, we can reach every single person on the planet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has stressed.