Ebay Expands Into NFT and Web3 Space With New Job Openings
The online marketplace giant, Ebay, is seeking to fill several positions in the area of Web3 and non-fungible token (NFT) technology, according to several Linkedin job postings. Ebay is looking for a “creative crypto attorney” for the marketplace, Knownorigin, which it acquired in June 2022.
Big Corporations Still Seek Workers to Manage Crypto and Blockchain Services Amid Widespread Layoffs
According to Ebay job postings published on Linkedin, the e-commerce company is seeking to fill several positions in the non-fungible token (NFT) technology and Web3 space. This follows Ebay’s acquisition of the NFT marketplace Knownorigin and the company’s filing for trademark applications for various NFT and metaverse services in the same month. The new job openings include positions such as “crypto counsel,” “head of community” for Knownorigin, and “marketing campaign executive” for Knownorigin.
So far, over the last 24 hours, 17 people have applied for the crypto attorney position, 31 have applied for the head of community position, and 37 have applied for the marketing position. The crypto attorney role requires providing legal advice and support on NFTs, blockchain, and Web3 matters, as well as staying up-to-date on regulatory developments and coordinating with internal Ebay teams.
The Knownorigin marketing campaign executive needs to drive awareness and have a strong understanding of the Web3 landscape. This aligns with Ebay President and CEO Jamie Iannone’s comments last Feb. 2022 regarding NFTs. “Ebay will be the place where people trade goods, whether they be physical or digital,” Iannone said at the time. Ebay’s job postings follow Amazon’s recent Linkedin job offer, which states that the online marketplace is looking specifically for a Senior Web3 GTM Specialist.
About 41 applicants applied for Amazon’s Web3 GTM specialist position, which would be “responsible for growing adoption of Web3 workloads on AWS.” On Feb. 2, financial institution BNY Mellon named Caroline Butler as its new CEO of digital assets. These job offerings and positions show that despite widespread layoffs in the crypto industry, many major corporate entities are still seeking workers to manage their crypto and blockchain services.
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