Reddit seeks 'engineers and leaders' for a possible NFT platform

The social discussion site Reddit is looking to hire people for what could become a new platform for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and digital goods. 

According to a post for a Senior Backend Engineer from this week:

“We are looking for strong engineers and leaders to help us seed the team, set its strategy, and build for the future. If you ask us, the NFT movement has only just begun, so come and join our team to get started.”


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Some of the responsibilities include designing, building and shipping backend services for the creation, purchase, sale and use of NFT-backed digital goods and contributing to the overall strategy of the NFT platform. 

It is still unclear if or when Reddit’s NFT platform will come to fruition. However, the company stated in the job posting that “Fans of today’s biggest creators and brands are now flocking to buy digital goods directly from them — to support them, to gain exclusive access, and to feel a greater sense of connection with them. Over time, we believe this will only grow, and NFTs will play a central role in how fans support their favorite creators and communities.”

Reddit’s first entry into NFTs occurred in June of this year when the firm auctioned off three “CryptoSnoos” — NFTs of Reddit’s mascot, Snoo. CryptoSnoo owners can use it as a profile picture and have their comments glow when using Reddit, The Block previously reported

Reddit had announced in July that it is scaling up its Community Points project, built on Ethereum-based tokens, through the Layer 2 solution Arbitrum. 

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MK Manoylov has been a reporter for The Block since 2020 — joining just before bitcoin surpassed $20,000 for the first time. Since then, MK has written nearly 1,000 articles for the publication, covering any and all crypto news but with a penchant toward NFT, metaverse, web3 gaming, funding, crime, hack and crypto ecosystem stories. MK holds a graduate degree from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) and has also covered health topics for WebMD and Insider. You can follow MK on X @MManoylov and on LinkedIn.