An Amazon job posting is looking for candidates who are passionate about blockchain and DeFi (decentralized finance) networks. Amazon, seeking individuals experienced in decentralized financial networks, titled its ad as “head of product, blockchain.”
“Would you like to describe the future direction of how Amazon Web Services (AWS) will enable customers to solve problems and innovate with blockchain technology in a wide variety of industries and use cases?” writing asks. The basic qualifications for the job are simple, a university degree and “strong technical acumen” are required. But under “preferred qualifications,” Amazon explains that “decentralized finance experience is a plus.” Amazon hopes to find someone with experience in blockchain frameworks and especially applications including Ethereum.
DeFi has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year.
This time last year, after the total value held in DeFi apps hit just over $1 billion, the industry has reached new heights. In May of this year, DeFi hit an all-time high with total valuation totaling just under $90 billion.
Today, the total value of the DeFi industry is $59 billion, well off its all-time high. The decentralized finance world has managed to excite many in the crypto space, including Mark Cuban (owner of Dallas Mavericks and now well-known crypto bull).
Earlier this month, Cuban said DeFi was one of the main reasons behind Ethereum’s price surge, which he described as “limitless”. “I saw something saying two million people are using DeFi right now,” he told Decrypt earlier, adding, “This is a lot of money that doesn’t go through the banking system.”