In a recent job post, the company is now looking for a Business Development Manager for “Alternative Payments” —with experience in several fields, including cryptocurrencies.
The key qualifications require at least five years of experience working in alternative payment providers, such as digital wallets and crypto-assets. Candidates will be responsible for the end-to-end business development and launching of new programs related to FinTech products.
Apple Seeking Fintech and Crypto Experts
The job post was published this Wednesday by the WPC (Apple Wallets, Payments, and Commerce) team, which is looking for professionals for emerging and alternative payment solutions.
The publication has caught the crypto community’s attention, which is now eager to know how this will turn out for mainstream adoption —considering Apple Pay is one of the largest payment processors with a growing user base of over 65 million people. If cryptocurrencies are implemented to Apple Pay, this could push the average person to experiment with crypto via Apple devices, wallets, and credit cards.
Apple in the Crypto Space
Apple has been taunting the crypto space for some time now. Apple Pay users can directly buy Cardano (ADA) thanks to a successful integration by Simplex, an Israeli-based provider of fiat to crypto.
Apple has not clarified what its plan is with cryptocurrencies whatsoever. Most payment giants that adopted crypto turn cryptocurrencies to fiat to allow payments for their global merchants, like PayPal —who recently declared “impressive performance” due to cryptocurrencies.
However, Apple stated that emerging financial technologies can reshape the way people live as “new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences people once couldn’t have imagined — and now can’t imagine living without.”
After tech and financial giants have brought cryptocurrencies to light, speculations on what Apple intends to do with Cryptocurrencies have been largely discussed by the crypto community.
Source: Apple Making A Move to Crypto? Headhunting from Fintech – Fintechs.fi