Posted 7 months ago | by Catoshi Nakamoto

Amazon’s web services wing (AWS), is hiring a digital assets specialist that can “help drive adoption across the global digital asset community.”

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Amazon Seeking A Specialist To Develop A “Digital Currency and Blockchain Strategy Roadmap”

As Bitboy Crypto has continued to tell its readers, Amazon, has shown numerous signs of interest in utilizing cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Over the summer in July, Bitboy Crypto reported, that Amazon was seeking a “payments team member” who is a digital currency and blockchain expert. At the time, Amazon’s job listing sought “an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap.”

Amazon’s interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency stems from a previously posted job application for blockchain experience in advertising in 2019. Which stated at the time that Amazon was seeking a “senior software engineer” to join its “Advertising FinTech team focused on a Blockchain ledger.” Another job post earlier this year stated that Amazon Mexico had a product that would be used to convert cash into digital currency.

“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,” one job post said of Amazon’s “new payment product,” the job post said.

Now Amazon Web Services (AWS) a subsidiary of the main company is hiring a “principal digital assets specialist” in New York to lead its fintech team. The job posting was published on October 30th on Linkedin, right before Halloween. According to the job posting, AWS is looking for someone with seven or more years of fintech business development and someone who has “exposure to distributed ledger or blockchain technologies.”

“​​You will work directly with some of our most strategic customers [including] leading global financial institutions and innovative fintechs,” the AWS digital assets specialist job listing states. “Helping them drive change at the most senior levels (CIOs, CDOs, Line of Business leaders) as they transform the way they transact digital assets (ex. cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, [stablecoins], security-backed tokens, asset-backed tokens and NFTs) from price discovery to execution, settlement, and custody,” the listing reads.

Earlier this year, Amazon launched Ethereum on its AWS-Managed Blockchain service as Bitboy Crypto previously reported.

Ironically this blockchain transition for the company and now a potential of future acceptance of digital currency payments are after Jeff Bezos stepped down from Amazon. Bezos was replaced by AWS CEO Andy Jassy, who previously offered a mixed review of blockchain technology and its applicability to Amazon’s business in 2017.

In a statement at the Amazon “re-invent” conference in 2017, Amazon’s incoming CEO Andy Jassy expressed doubt that blockchain could be used for more than a “distributed ledger” but also said he and his team were personally interested. However, company policy dictated that they don’t “build technology [just] because we think it is cool.”

In 2018, Jassy eventually allowed blockchain technology as he oversaw the launch of two blockchain products: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database and Amazon Managed Blockchain.

Besides Amazon, there is also Wallmart, IBM, Infosys, Microsoft, UPS, and other big names that are exploring the use of blockchain technology. These companies are trying to implement Blockchain Technology in their daily business operations and to make their work more efficient. Amazon now offers several “blockchains as a service” through AWS, which it first started releasing in 2019. Although Amazon’s first step into blockchain was actually in 2018, with a partnership with a company called Kaleido, a start-up company that was born out of leading blockchain incubator Consensys, CNBC reported at the time.

Amazon also discussed last year about integrating blockchain technology for its supply chain, for “verifiable tracking of an item through a supply chain using a distributed electronic ledger,” Yahoo reported.

The company further wrote in a United States patent application that it can be challenging, if not impossible, to ascertain the trustworthiness of a party as activities move online and internationally. It noted, “Trust is earned. Once trust is lost, it can often be difficult to regain.”

Additionally, last year Amazon AWS added smart contracts to Amazon Web Services’ Quantum Ledger Database, or QLDB thanks to tech company Blockchain Technology Partners. So Amazon’s interest in blockchain technology is well documented and now, the company is looking to hire a digital assets specialist. It’s only a matter of time before Amazon enters the crypto space.

Bitcoin is currently trading at [FIAT: $63,044.63] UP +3.6% in the last 24 hours according to Coingecko at the time of this report.

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