Amazon Is Looking For A Digital Currency & Blockchain Expert
Amazon’s ideal candidate is someone who has at least 10 years of experience in product management and understands blockchain and related technologies.
When the value of Bitcoin, and most other cryptocurrencies along with it, suddenly jumps up from just under $30,000 to nearly $40,000, you know that either Elon Musk has tweeted again or that some potentially groundbreaking cryptocurrency news is making the headlines. This time around, it’s the latter. Insider recently noticed that Amazon’s payments acceptance and experience team has posted a job listing for a Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead, and journalists and cryptocurrency advocates alike have immediately started speculating if Amazon is planning to start accepting cryptocurrency payments.
“The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap,” the job listing states. “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 the overall vision and product strategy, and gain leadership buy-in and investment for new capabilities.”
According to Amazon’s qualifications requirements, the ideal candidate is someone who has at least 10 years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development, or technology and understands blockchain and related technologies.
Since the job listing was first noticed, Amazon has officially confirmed its validity. In May, a similar job listing was published by Apple.
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Currently, Amazon doesn’t accept cryptocurrency payments, but the company’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) division does offer a managed blockchain service, allowing anyone to easily create and manage scalable blockchain networks.
Microsoft is the biggest competitor that already accepts cryptocurrency payments that Amazon currently has, and there are many other large companies across a variety of different industries doing the same. If Amazon decides to join their ranks, it would be the black swan event so many people in the cryptocurrency industry are currently waiting for.
NEOM Airlines Is Saudi Arabia’s New, Tech-Centric Carrier
The airline will embrace advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, and utilize high-tech propulsion systems by 2026.
Opening in 2025, NEOM is a $500 billion Saudi Arabian smart city that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Now, Saudi authorities have announced that the futuristic metropolis will also be served by its own dedicated carrier — NEOM Airlines.
The service will begin operating in 2024 and embrace advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and biometric check in. Aircraft will fly to and from NEOM Bay before moving to the soon-to-be-built NEOM International Airport.
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NEOM Airlines will focus on tourist, commercial, and residential travel and incorporate plenty of cutting-edge technology. Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, revealed that existing aircraft will be retrofitted with existing technology on launch, but by 2026, an ultra-modern fleet will be in operation, “whether electric, hydrogen-powered, or supersonic”.
As well as modern, low-emissions power airplanes, NEOM aircraft will also be fitted with sleek, modern interiors, 6G Wi-Fi, large screens for every seat, plus gaming and chat technology.