Apple cites cryptocurrency experience in job post for alternative payments biz dev role

Two years ago, Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey said that there was a “long-term potential” for cryptocurrency.

A new job posting indicates that the technology giant remains interested in cryptocurrencies — at least, in the border context of alternative payment methods. 

Apple is currently seeking an individual with over five years of experience working with alternative payments, such as digital wallets and cryptocurrency, to become a Business Development Manager leading the company's Alternative Payments Partnerships, according to a job post published on Tuesday. CoinDesk first reported the job post. 


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"We are looking for a proven professional in global alternative and emerging payment solutions. We need your help forming partnership framework and commercial models, defining implementation paradigms, identifying key players and managing relationships with strategic alternative payment partners. This position will be responsible for the end to end business development, including screening partners, negotiating and closing commercial agreements and launching new programs," the post explains.

In addition to crypto experience, the candidate must have more than ten years of professional experience and more than six years in the business development field in order to work for Apple’s Wallet, Payment, and Commerce team.

Apple isn’t the only name-brand company eyeing cryptocurrency experts or opportunities. The toy firm Hasbro mentioned that it is “actively developing” non-fungible token (NFT) opportunities for its digital gaming sphere, and eBay officially allowed NFTs to be sold on its platform earlier this month. 

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