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Amazon Hunts for Digital Currency and Blockchain Lead


Following a year of major revenue growth, Amazon is hunting for a digital currency and blockchain lead.
The online retailer and information technology giant is looking for a product leader with at least 10 years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology to join the company’s payments acceptance and experience team.
According to the listing, the successful candidate will develop the company’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap.
“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.”
The digital currency and blockchain lead will also work with other teams across the company, including the Amazon Web Services (AWS), to develop the roadmap that includes customer experience and technical strategy.
The new job opening comes months after Amazon quietly removed a job advertisement stating that the company is working on a digital currency project slated for an initial roll-out in Mexico.
Amazon revenue increased significantly in 2020 as shoppers on lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic turned to the e-commerce giant for deliveries.
Market and consumer data company Statista details Amazon’s 2020 revenue.
“In 2020, online retail platform Amazon reported a net income of 21.33 billion U.S. dollars, up from a 11.6 billion U.S. dollar net income in the previous year. During the same fiscal period, the company’s revenue amounted to more than 386 billion U.S. dollars.”

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