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Verizon Wireless Wants To Build Its Own Blockchain Network

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Verizon, the massive telecom company from America, wants to build its own blockchain network, reports The Block.

Moving Into The Future

According to a job posting on the website, Verizon is “focusing on Emerging Technologies” to create new networks for all of Verizon’s subsidiaries including Verizon Business Group, Global Technology Services, and its Consumer Group:

“We are looking for a SeniorBlockchain Technologist who will be responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting a distributed blockchain-based network for various use cases at Verizon. Your primary responsibility will be analyzing requirements, designing blockchain technology to support VCG, VBG and GTS.”

Job responsibilities range anywhere from designing and testing a blockchain network to working with clients, brainstorming applications, get involved in the world of blockchain, and much more.

As one can imagine, the group is looking for a developer that doesn’t need to be micromanaged. One that can help others learn about blockchain and its benefits. The ideal candidate would also understand Bitcoin wallets, how to work with others, and the industry as a whole.

To apply, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or four-plus years of experience working in the industry. From here, a degree in computer science or engineering is a plus, and understanding software development on top of Python would help as well. Knowledge of cryptography, P2P networks, and data structures would help as well, reads the posting.

As the publication reports, Verizon is just one of many telecom networks looking to join the world of blockchain. AT&T, for example, have already started accepting payments via BitPay and have been involved in cryptocurrency in a myriad of ways. On top of this, speaking to The Block is one of the top engineers in the blockchain industry:

“Google, Facebook, Microsoft, those guys are just taking the cream of the crop. I have interviewed over 100 candidates in the last couple of years and it’s getting harder to find good calibre candidates in blockchain.”

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