The US e-commerce giant Amazon is developing a new service that will allow its customers to shop with digital currency, according to the company’s job ads.
According to an official application on Amazon, the company is now building a technical team to enable a new digital currency service. Currently known as the “Digital and Emergent Payments” or DEP project, the service will be initially rolled out in Mexico, allowing locals to purchase cryptocurrencies with cash to spend the digital currency while shopping. The job advertisement reads:
“We are looking for a leader to help us launch a new payment product starting in Mexico as our first launch country. This product will enable customers to convert their money into digital currencies using what customers can enjoy online services including shopping for goods and / or services such as Prime Video. “.
Depending on the application, currency-focused digital software development managers at Amazon are required to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or other equivalent degrees with more than three years of distributed software systems delivery management.
According to data from LinkedIn, the job announcement was posted on February 4. Before the app was published, Amazon announced that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was planning to step down as CEO.
Amazon did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.
After Tesla Motors announced the purchase of $ 1.5 billion Bitcoin (BTC), a number of major global companies including MasterCard were quick to announce crypto-related services.