Mastercard is eyeing the crypto wallet space, according to new job ads

theblockcrypto | August 04, 2019

Mastercard is looking to fill three senior-level positions to lead efforts in cryptocurrency, focusing on payments and wallets solutions, according to the company’s job board. The open roles include two directors titled “product development & innovation blockchain solutions architect” and “product management – cryptocurrency/wallets,” and one vice president in the product management of blockchain. According to the job descriptions, the new employees will “work with a cross-functional team comprising of Franchise, Compliance, Regulation, Products, Labs, Regions and Technology to develop new products and solutions.” Notably, two of the job descriptions also mention “wallet solutions” specifically as a part of

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