The Silicon Valley tech giant, Apple, has recently posted a new job which requires the skills of a Business Development Manager with experience in cryptocurrencies and “alternative payments”.
This is big news, as one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world sees cryptocurrencies as the future. An excerpt from the job posting reads:
“5+ years experience working in or with alternative payment providers, such as digital wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrency and etc..”
Apple is the next step in crypto mass adoption
Apple has made no public statement yet about its plans for cryptocurrencies. It is likely, however, that Apple will develop the features of Apple Wallet and Apple Pay in relations to cryptocurrencies. And maybe they will even consider accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a payment method for their own products.
Apple is one of the most respected tech companies in the world. Nearly everyone loves their products. For crypto investors, this is a bullish sign for the future of crypto. With millions of people using Apple Pay, Apple Wallet and other services, this would be a huge leap towards mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. The fact that Apple is hiring people in the crypto space means that they believe in the future of cryptocurrencies. This news will also put pressure on other tech companies to follow suit.
This is another sign of mainstream adoption. It feels like we’re on the cusp of a new age to the internet similar to the rise of Web2. (think of companies like AOL, Google, and Amazon back at the turn of the century). It’s truly an exciting time to be alive to witness such a big shift in the fields of technology and finance. With Apple hiring a crypto expert, it will be interesting to see which tech companies will be next.
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Aaron is passionate about blockchain and has been an investor in cryptocurrencies for the past years. He enjoys engaging with other people in the cryptocurrency community online, particularly on Telegram, and learning from experts.