The World Economic Forum (WEF) has joined the growing list of major organizations turning their attention to the future which includes a growing role in the cryptocurrency industry and digital assets such as Bitcoin (BTC).
Indeed, the international non-governmental and lobbying organization funded by its 1,000 member companies recently posted a job posting on July 19 in which it seeks to fill the position of Lead for the Blockchain & Digital Assets platform within its Center for the Global Network for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) located in San Francisco, California.
The WEF’s Growing Focus on Digital Assets
The C4IR Global Network consists of centers in 14 countries around the world and “brings together leaders from business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to shape the global agenda on technology through high-level meetings, research networks, working groups, and digital collaboration.
Specifically, the announcement states that:
“As part of C4IR, the Blockchain & Digital Assets platform focuses on these and related topics, including crypto, CBDCs, stablecoins, and Web 3.0, among others.”
Responsibilities and Qualifications
According to the job description, the future employee will be expected to oversee and collaborate “on multi-stakeholder projects to support the development of innovative approaches to policy and governance in these areas across the globe.”
To be eligible for this position, the candidate must have at least six years of experience in emerging technologies, public policy and/or digital transformation, as well as at least two years of experience in the field of blockchain and digital assets – among others. .
The WEF 2022 event marked by crypto
It is worth mentioning that digital assets were the focus of the WEF 2022 meeting in Davos in May. In fact, the event was taken over by crypto firms promoting rapid adoption of the new asset class, with activities that included a free Bitcoin pizza stand and a “Liquidity Lounge” among the treats offered to attendees. .
One of the speakers at the event was Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who told a WEF panel at the time that he was still receiving his salary in Bitcoin, despite the collapse of stablecoin TerraUSD (USTC) and the bearish streak that decimated the crypto market. .