Moody’s Getting into Crypto Space, Wants to Hire Cryptocurrency Analyst


Moody’s Investors Service Limited, one of the world’s largest credit-rating firms, is seeking to hire a cryptocurrency analyst, according to the recent job posting.

As for the job ads, the major credit rating company based in New York placed a new opening on LinkedIn’s employment listings. The positing signals that Moody’s is taking a more serious look at digital assets such as cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens, and DeFi assets.

The job listing indicates that Moody’s Blockchain C4E team is seeking to hire an experienced crypto analyst to develop the company’s digital currency, NFTs, and DeFi strategies and leverage the research and development the team has put together. 

“You will be part of a team of individuals responsible for supporting successful project deliveries for our C4E. The role also includes advocating for operational and process changes to move towards a more data-driven organizational paradigm,” the Moody’s job listing notes.

Moody’s job posting indicates that an understanding of DeFi is a very vital part of the job. The company is looking for someone with “[Managing and maintaining] deep understanding of the financial markets and the potential wide-reaching impact of decentralized finance (DeFi) on [an] existing ecosystem. [Alongside performing] back-testing of assessment framework(s) developed by Blockchain C4E using market data to analyze crypto-assets and other related products; provide detailed feedback for further refinement of risk factors.”

The employment listing shows that Moody’s is also interested in stablecoins, CBDCs, and NFTs. The company wants the analyst to develop in-depth knowledge on DeFi and blockchain-based elements like stablecoins, non-fungible token (NFT) assets, and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).  

Moody’s expects the crypto analyst to stay up-to-date on development within the industry and carry out a risk analysis of DeFi (blockchain) protocols and other features. Of course, the company wants a person who is very passionate about blockchain and DeFi.

Companies on Crypto Hiring Spree

Based on its current commitment to hiring a cryptocurrency expert, Moody’s, therefore, joins a rising number of major companies exploring the viability of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, NFTs, and DeFi.

Moody’s recruitment efforts come after similar job postings listed by major corporations like Amazon, JPMorgan, British billionaire Simon Nixon’s family office, among others.

On July 25, Amazon Inc. announced that it would hire a blockchain and digital expert to join its payment team. The corporation stated that an experienced digital currency and blockchain product lead would help the firm develop its digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap. Amazon took such a decision because of what it termed as being “inspired by the innovation taking place in the crypto sector” and therefore needs to examine what it could look like within the company.

Last month, Walmart multinational retail giant announced its intention to hire a leader for cryptocurrency and digital products. According to the job posting, Walmart wanted to employ talent with experience in product or project management and technology commercialization and an in-depth understanding of cryptocurrency and related technologies.

In addition, late last month, Seek Capital family office, owned by UK Billionaire Simon Nixon, announced plans to hire a cryptocurrency analyst to help the firm expand its investment products into the crypto sector.
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