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The World Economic Forum is now hiring a blockchain and cryptocurrency lead

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has joined the growing list of major organizations turning their attention to the future that includes an increasing role in the cryptocurrency industry and digital assets such as Bitcoin (BTC).

Indeed, the international non-governmental and lobbying organization funded by its 1,000 member companies has recently posted a job ad on July 19, in which it is seeking to fill the position of a Lead for the Blockchain & Digital Assets platform at its Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) Global Network located in San Francisco, California.

WEF’s growing focus on digital assets

The C4IR Global Network consists of centers spread across 14 countries around the globe and “brings together leaders from business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to shape the global agenda on technology through high-level meetings, research networks, task forces, and digital collaboration.”

Specifically, the ad states that:

“As part of the C4IR, the Blockchain & Digital Assets platform focuses on these and related topics, including crypto, CBDCsstablecoins, and Web 3.0, among others.”

Responsibilities and qualifications

According to the job description, the future hiree will need to oversee and collaborate “on multistakeholder projects to support the development of innovative approaches to policy and governance in these areas around the globe.”

To qualify for this position, the applicant needs to have at least six years of experience in emerging technology, public policy, and/or digital transformation, as well as at least two years of experience in the blockchain and digital assets space – among other things.

WEF 2022 event marked by crypto

It is worth mentioning that digital assets were the main focus of the 2022 WEF meeting in Davos back in May. In fact, the event was taken over by crypto firms promoting rapid adoption of the novel asset class, with activities that included a free Bitcoin pizza stall and a “Liquidity Lounge” among the treats offered to the attendees.

One of the speakers at the event was Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who told a WEF panel at the time that he was still taking his salary in Bitcoin, despite the collapse of the TerraUSD (USTC) stablecoin and the bearish streak that decimated the crypto market.