Amazon is putting its toes farther into the crypto and blockchain realms, posting an ad for a senior executive to head their digital currency strategy.

The job is for a ‘Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead,’ who “wants to innovate on behalf of customers within Amazon’s payments and finance systems.”

The Payments Acceptance & Experience team at Amazon is looking for a “experienced product leader” to help create the company’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap. They would be expected to collaborate closely with teams from throughout Amazon to create the roadmap, which will include “the customer experience, technological strategy and capabilities, as well as the launch plan.”

This individual will also be expected to apply their knowledge of cryptocurrency, blockchain, Distributed Ledger, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to “develop the case for the capabilities that should be developed, drive overall vision and product strategy, and gain leadership buy-in and investment for new capabilities.”

A Bachelor’s Degree is required, although an MBA or equivalent experience is recommended. A minimum of ten years of expertise in product or program management, product marketing, business development, or technology is also required, as well a thorough understanding of the digital / cryptocurrency ecosystem and related technologies.

Based on this post alone, it is unclear whether Amazon is considering or intends to introduce its own digital currency, or how that would appear.

“We are encouraged by the innovation taking place in the cryptocurrency area and are investigating what this might look like on Amazon.” We believe that the future will be built on new technologies that enable contemporary, fast, and inexpensive payments, and we hope to deliver that future to Amazon customers as soon as possible,” an Amazon official told, without going into further detail.

Amazon hinted in February of this year that it was willing to investigate the world of “digital currency” by establishing what appeared to be a Mexico-based trial project.

The firm stated in a job posting for a Software Development Manager that it was looking to “[build] a tech team to build innovative payment products for customers in emerging markets,” and that they “are looking for a leader to help us launch a new payment product starting with Mexico as our initial launch country” – a product that would “enable customers to convert their cash [into] digital currency.”

At the time, the corporation made no mention of blockchain technology or cryptoassets.