Amazon has been silently working on a new digital currency project in Mexico, according to the company’s job postings.
American e-commerce giant Amazon is developing a new service that will allow its customers to shop using digital currency, according to the company’s job postings.
According to an official job application on Amazon, the company is now building a tech team to enable a new digital currency service. Currently known as a “Digital and Emerging Payments,” or DEP, project, the service will initially roll out in Mexico, allowing local people to buy crypto with cash to spend digital currency while shopping. The job posting reads:
“We are looking for a leader to help us launch a new payment product starting with Mexico as our initial launch country. This product will enable customers to convert their cash into digital currency using which customers can enjoy online services including shopping for goods and/or services like Prime Video.”
According to the application, Amazon’s digital currency-focused software development managers are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or other equivalent degrees with over three years of managing the delivery of distributed software systems.
According to data from LinkedIn, the job posting was published on Feb. 4. Prior to posting the application, 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.
Following Tesla Motors’ announcement on the $1.5 billion Bitcoin (BTC) purchase, a number of major global companies including MasterCard have rushed to announce crypto-related services.