Twitter Seeks Senior Crypto Role on Heels of NFT Verification Announcement

The job posting advertises “NFT tooling, membership tokens, DAOs and more!”

AccessTimeIconJan 21, 2022 at 9:07 p.m. UTC
Updated Jan 21, 2022 at 9:19 p.m. UTC
Consensus 2023 Logo
Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 taking place in Austin, Texas, April 26-28.

Zack Seward is CoinDesk’s contributing editor-at-large.

Consensus 2023 Logo
Join the most important conversation in crypto and Web3 taking place in Austin, Texas, April 26-28.

“Want to help shape the future of crypto at Twitter?” asks Tess Rinearson, Twitter’s crypto engineering lead, in a Friday tweet.

The role – “Senior Product Manager, Crypto,” according to a job listing posted this week – has a special focus on “creator monetization.”

“In this capacity, we’ll be looking closely at NFTs and NFT tooling, membership tokens, DAOs and more!” the post reads, referring to non-fungible tokens and decentralized autonomous organizations.

The announcement comes as Twitter ventures further into the realm of Web 3, perhaps to the chagrin of founder Jack Dorsey, an avowed bitcoin maximalist.

Twitter launched its dedicated crypto team in November, weeks before Dorsey left Twitter’s helm to focus on Square (later renamed Block), another company he founded.

Yesterday, the company rolled out NFT verification services to those who pay $3 a month for its Twitter Blue service.

Rinearson hails from the world of blockchain interoperability, having previously worked at Tendermint, the team that launched the Cosmos network.

Notably, the Twitter job post lists collaboration with Bluesky, the company’s decentralized social media initiative, as one of the senior product manager’s expected responsibilities.


Read more about

DISCLOSURE

Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

CoinDesk - Unknown

Zack Seward is CoinDesk’s contributing editor-at-large.


Learn more about Consensus 2023, CoinDesk’s longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to consensus.coindesk.com to register and buy your pass now.


CoinDesk - Unknown

Zack Seward is CoinDesk’s contributing editor-at-large.