Stripe recruits for new crypto team
Payments processing company Stripe is branching out into the cryptocurrency space, creating a brand new team of engineers and designers to chart its path in digital assets.
“As the usage of cryptocurrency grows worldwide, it opens up new exciting avenues for businesses and individuals to transact and create value,” states the company in the job posting. “We hear a growing need from developers and users in that space for better building blocks to accept payments, move funds, exchange between fiat and crypto, etc. By focusing on these problems and needs, we aim to build faster, more trustworthy, and higher quality crypto-enabled experiences.”
Despite being one of the first payment companies to experiement with bitcoin back in 2014, Stripe ditched support for the currency four years later appeared to morph from a means of exchange into something more akin to a financial asset.
In a tweet, Stri[per co-founder John Collison says: “We’ve always kept an eye on things (e.g. bitcoin support 2013-2015) but last few years’ developments (L2s, new chains, stablecoins, DeFi) are particularly exciting.”