On March 6, the US payment services firm Visa published a job offer related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the recruitment software firm, based in San Francisco, SmartRecruiters.
Talents, wake up!
The global financial services corporation Visa is looking for blockchain talents for the position of Technical Product Manager at Visa Fintech, at its Palo Alto office. The person will be responsible for executing Visa’s product strategy within a crypto-monetary ecosystem, and will be asked to manage the roadmap for opportunities related to cryptocurrency.
What about the job description?
According to the job description, the person must possess a functional knowledge of the crypto industry and the main actors involved, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the technology of distributed records and a detailed knowledge of the existing retail payment solutions. Familiarity with advanced cryptography will be preferred, the job description indicates.
The person will work closely with the Visa Research team to develop new products to deliver value to Visa’s fintech initiative.
Are crypto a challenge?
Last year, Visa’s CEO, Al Kelly, declared that cryptocurrencies do not represent a challenge for the company’s dominance in the sphere of payment in the short and medium term. Kelly said that cryptocurrencies should go from being a commodity to being really a payment instrument before it can represent a real competitor to the traditional financial system.
About Visa’s moves with crypto
At the end of 2018, Reuters reported that Visa is acquiring a partner of the major cryptocurrency company Ripple, the entity that manages the third largest currency by market capitalization XRP. With the acquisition of Earthport, the international Ripple firm focused on payments, it is reported that Visa intends to integrate the Ripple protocol into the company’s existing payment network to boost cross-border transactions.
Recently, the founder of the crypto-investment firm Morgan Creek Digital Assets suggested that the major US retailer, Kroger, should use the blockchain protocol Lightning Network as a payment system, after the decision of the brand to stop accepting Visa in some places on March 1.