US retail giant Walmart is looking to hire an expert in cryptocurrencies and digital payments. The new Digital Currency and Cryptocurrency Product Lead will “drive the vision for the product and capabilities roadmap”, according to the company’s job posting.

The successful applicant would also “identify crypto-related investment and partnerships,” the ad said.

It is likely that Walmart is making moves into the cryptocurrency space, and might accept cryptocurrency as payments, though no details were provided.

Retail giants entering the cryptocurrency space

This July, Amazon also put up a job listing for a Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead. The move sparked widespread speculation that the online shopping giant would be accepting crypto payments though Amazon.

Walmart joins many other big tech companies like Apple and Facebook in the adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Big tech aren’t the only ones adding crypto into their portfolios, financial institutions like JP MorganBank of America and Mastercard are joining the fray as well. 

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