The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the international body nicknamed the "central bank for central banks," is on the lookout for a blockchain engineer.
- In a job posting Tuesday, BIS said it is looking for a "DLT/Blockchain expert" to be the point person on its digital asset initiatives.
- The successful applicant will have a computer science background, coding experience and a deep understanding of cryptography and distributed ledger technology.
- Hired on a three-year contract, the person will join BIS' Innovation Hub in either Hong Kong or Switzerland to design, build and test initiatives up to proof-of-concept level.
- BIS doesn't divulge what the new hire will be looking at, but the ad says this could include central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), digital securities and other token-based payment systems.
- BIC is now already working on projects to do with the tokenization and digitalization of the trade process, the description says.
- The role will also include liaising and collaborating with central banks and other financial institutions on related initiatives.
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