New Job Openings at Spotify Indicate a Move to Web3 Technology


Spotify is looking for Web3-centric candidates to add to its workforce, according to two job openings posted online. 

The first vacancy is for a “Senior Backend Engineer,” who will “facilitate collaboration with product, insights, and design to uncover the next growth opportunity leveraging new technologies, like Web3.” 

Spotify is also on the hunt for a Senior Manager to form part of the Innovation and Market Intelligence team. 

The ideal candidate will have “expert familiarity with emerging trends,” especially when it comes to Web3 and “emerging technology industries.” 

It’s still unclear, however, what exactly Spotify is planning in regards to specific crypto-related products or if it would integrate NFTs onto the platform. 

With Spotify making room for crypto technologies, they join a long list of mainstream tech giants joining the Web3 bandwagon.

Web3, NFTs, and the mainstream

Earlier this month, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that NFTs were coming to Instagram. Zuckerberg did not commit to a specific date but pointed out that users will “hopefully” be able to mint NFTs within Instagram in the coming months.

Meta is not the only mainstream brand embracing NFTs. Others that have rushed to launch NFTs include Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and even Charmin. 

There have also been waves of various partnerships between the gaming industry and Web3 technology—including the use of NFTs. 

Earlier this week, Galaxy Interactive, Republic, and Alameda Research joined forces on crypto gaming investments, establishing an investment consortium called NG+. 

Gaming companies themselves are exploring different ways to incorporate crypto-based digital collectibles into their games. 

Ubisoft, the company behind the Ghost Recon franchise, has stood firm on its NFTs ambitions despite gamer backlash. 

Elsewhere, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda championed blockchain gaming in a letter to fans to kick-off 2022. Square Enix is the Japanese developer behind games like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. 

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