Ebay's NFT play KnownOrigin plots hiring push

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  • Ebay’s NFT unit is hiring for several roles, suggesting an expansion push. 

Job adverts posted on LinkedIn hint that eBay's NFT platform, KnownOrigin, is set for an expansion push. 

The e-commerce giant, which started allowing the buying and selling of NFTs in 2021, acquired NFT marketplace KnownOrigin back in June

Jobs posted in the past week include a head of community, a content designer and a tech lead. EBay is also hiring for a crypto counsel to advise on regulation, tax, finance, privacy, information security, IP, web3, NFTs and crypto-assets.


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The hiring push comes amid gloom elsewhere in the market, as crypto native businesses slash jobs and halt recruitment. Last week, Digital Currency Group-owned crypto exchange Luno cut 35% of its workforce, citing the "incredibly tough year." Crypto exchange Gemini also shed 10% of its staff in a third round of layoffs since June.

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Lucy is an editor focusing on NFTs, gaming and the metaverse. Prior to joining she worked as a freelancer, with bylines in Wired, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Follow her on Twitter: @LHM1.


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