According to a job posting on LinkedIn five hours ago, Walmart, America’s most visible retailer, is looking for a cryptocurrency product lead.
According to the ad, the company is “looking for a visionary leader” to fill the position of “digital currency and cryptocurrency product lead.” The individual would devise a digital currency strategy for a large retailer.
“You will be in charge of developing the Digital Currency strategy and product roadmap,” according to the job posting. “As an expert in digital currencies/cryptocurrency and Blockchain-related technologies, you will drive the vision for the product and capability roadmap.”
The ad does not specify what products the person intends to launch. The job posting came weeks after rumors circulated that Walmart rival Amazon was planning a major entry into the cryptocurrency market. Amazon has a job posting for a digital currency and blockchain product lead.
Nonetheless, Amazon denied reports that it would accept bitcoin as payment.