The team will include four crypto engineers and one designer, and they will work to improve the crypto ecosystem
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter & Square, recently took to twitter to announce that $32 billion payments company Square is hiring up to five individuals to work on “open source contributions to the Bitcoin and crypto ecosystem.”
Up to four of the possible open positions are for engineers–particularly those who have prior experience in building blockchains. One of the positions is for a designer. Each of the positions is full-time, and the new hires will either work at Square’s San Francisco headquarters or remotely.
Dorsey said that the new hires will report directly to him and they can even be paid in Bitcoin.
Square’s first open source initiative
In subsequent tweets, he explained that this will be Square’s first open source initiative independent of their business objectives.
“These folks will focus entirely on what’s best for the crypto community and individual economic empowerment, not on Square’s commercial interests. All resulting work will be open and free,” he continued.
Dorsey added that Square has taken much from the open-source community, and that this is his way of “giving back.”
Explaining the reason for adding a designer into the mix, he said, “I believe this is an underfunded area in the crypto ecosystem. Great design will help more people access this technology faster and better.”