The tech giant wants to hire a manager with cryptocurrency experience, leading to rumours that the company might enter the crypto space soon.
Apple, the manufacturer of iPhones, is looking to hire a manager who has cryptocurrency experience. The company’s payment unit is looking to hire a business development manager with experience in the crypto space. The manager would be in charge of leading the company’s “alternative payments” partnership program.
According to the job posting, the manager must have experience in various fields. “5+ years experience working in or with alternative payment providers, such as digital wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrency and etc.” Apple wrote.
The company said the manager would serve as Apple’s chief negotiator for the alternative payments sector. “The Apple Wallets, Payments, and Commerce (WPC) team is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to lead Alternative Payments Partnerships. We are looking for a proven professional in global alternative and emerging payment solutions,” Apple added.
At the moment, payments within iPhone and iPads are made via Apple’s system. The recent job posting could indicate that the tech giant will soon support alternative payments on its platforms.
This latest development comes roughly a month after Macrumors reported that Coinbase is working hard to make its Visa Debit Card, the Coinbase Card, compatible with Apple Pay. If that happens, it will allow Coinbase Card users to make purchases in stores, in apps, and online using Apple Pay.
If it happens, Coinbase would be expanding its services in the mobile payment sector as the Coinbase Card for UK and EU customers already supports Google Pay. Cryptocurrency prices are down from the recent highs, with Bitcoin currently trading around $40,000 per coin. The crypto market continues to gain adoption from traditional financial institutions despite the recent price decline.