Just days after Jeff Bezos announced that his era, as the CEO, comes to an end at Amazon, the e-commerce giant, has indicated that it is prepared to explore the world of “digital currencies” – by launching what appears to be a Mexico-based pilot project.
The firm said, in a job posting for a Software Development Manager on the careers section of its website, that it was looking to “[build] a tech team to build innovative payment products for customers in emerging markets.”
Bezos, the company’s founder, announced he was stepping aside to take up the role of executive chairman, leaving former Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy as the new CEO.
Jassy has been proactive about exploring blockchain technology-powered solutions in the past, as well as new payment options – and the crypto community is waiting with bated breath to see what comes of his tenure at the top.
And although it is still apparently a long way from a Tesla-like plunge in at the deep end with bitcoin (BTC) investment, the Mexico-based project is still a significant start for the mega-company.
In the job ad, that was first reported by Coindesk, Amazon said that it was now “looking for talented software development managers and engineers to “join” its “journey.”
The company’s hiring managers wrote,