Visa Inc V is moving forward with its plans to enter the crypto industry and is actively seeking a senior software developer for its crypto team, according to a job listing posted last week.
What Happened: The payment giant said it’s searching for “experienced software engineers” who have a passion for the Web3 stack of technologies.
The job posting specifically mentions the new Ethereum ETH/USD enhancements and the ERC-4337 standard for releasing tokens on the blockchain.
Ethereum is the blockchain platform behind the second-largest cryptocurrency, ETH. In addition, the company is looking for someone who is familiar with security protocols and private key custody.
“We have an ambitious crypto product roadmap @Visa and just opened a few [requirements] for senior software engineers to help us drive mainstream adoption of public blockchain networks and stablecoin payments,” Cuy Sheffield, the head of crypto at Visa, said on Twitter.
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Why It Matters: Sheffield also mentions that Visa is particularly interested in candidates who have used Github Copilot and other AI-assisted engineering tools for writing and debugging smart contracts. Github Copilot is a popular AI-powered code-generating tool that can analyze code written by human developers and suggest automatic text completion or whole lines of code.
This move follows Visa’s release of a paper in December 2022 that hinted at the possibility of collaborating with the Ethereum network on automatic payments. The London-based engineer they are looking for will play an essential role in driving the development of the company’s future crypto-related products.
Price Action: At the time of writing, ETH was trading at $1,823, down 2.14% in the last 24 hours, according to Benzinga Pro.
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