According to a listing on the company’s job site, Walmart is seeking the services of a new senior director to develop new digital currency products, including possible cryptocurrency payments. Bloomberg). The move reflects a similar interest shown by Amazon, Walmart’s sworn enemy, which wants to hire someone to head cryptocurrency products.
Walmart’s new senior director position will serve as the company’s “cryptocurrency and digital currency product lead,” in charge of “developing a digital currency strategy and product roadmap.” Among other responsibilities, Listing says, the new role will also focus on “identity.”[ing] Corruption-related investments and partnerships, “suggests Walmart could also find its way into the existing cryptocurrency business.
That shouldn’t be too surprising. Amazon, however, has denied claims that it is preparing to accept bitcoin payments – while reiterating that it has an interest in cryptocurrencies.
Whether it’s the addition of blockchain-linked collections like NFTs (non-fungi tokens, remember them?) Or big theater chains like AMC decide they will accept corrupt payments to appeal to their new online audience, people Very interested in playing with speculative digital assets. Walmart and Amazon may be making sure their bases are covered, but the future where they accept alternative payment methods also seems increasingly feasible.