Digital currency experts are big business

An increasing number of Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, JPMorgan Chase and Apple are acknowledging the surge in digital currency uptake by recruiting specialist staff into those roles.

As the cryptocurrency sector gains momentum so does recruitment around it, and a new report from Indeed Hiring Lab shows that postings for digital currency jobs have jumped 118 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

Bloomberg reported recently that Walmart had advertised for a ‘visionary leader’ with at least 10 years of product management or technology experience to develop its blockchain strategy, preferably someone possessing ‘significant functional knowledge of the cryptocurrency ecosystem’ and an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’.

The retail giant’s crypto role call-to-action follows on from Amazon’s. It also has its feelers out for a ‘digital currency and product lead’ to join its finance team.
“We’re inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon,” an Amazon spokesperson told CNBC.

“We believe the future will be built on new technologies that enable modern, fast, and inexpensive payments, and hope to bring that future to Amazon customers as soon as possible.”

With the adoption of digital currencies continuing to rise and with there being a sense of ‘staying power’ about them, experts are saying the industry could well be at its tipping point.

“Larger, well-established companies are recognising the validity and longevity of crypto,” Jonathan Tamblyn, the director of talent acquisition for cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, was quoted as saying recently.

There are thousands of open cryptocurrency roles across jobs platforms like LinkedIn and Monster, in engineering, marketing, accounting and other specialties, so it’s a natural next step for businesses as the acceptance of digital assets as payment becomes a part of everyday life.

If you’re interested in a role with a digital currency, search the local career platforms available to you.

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