American Company Fidelity Investments Hires Blockchain Specialists

American investment management company Fidelity Investments is hiring Blockchain specialists for the digital assets’ department. It has opened nine vacancies for blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs.

The article was updated on 30 November, 2019 by Amicus.

16 May, 2019 | AtoZ Markets – Fidelity was looking for Vice President of Solutions Architecture and a Blockchain Software Engineer, among other related titles. In a recent job opening, the company listed on its website.

Fidelity Investments Blockchain Specialists

Other majors included analytics and data engineering to blockchain solutions architecture and blockchain solutions engineering. However, the company was able to attract experiences from prominent commercial names.

Chris Tyrer, former executive of British investment bank Barclays, joined Fidelity’s team. In addition to Christine Sandler was the former Coinbase executive and head of Sales and marketing. She was appointed as the firm’s head of Sales and Marketing.

Last March, the company also rolled out a select group of clients. It stated, “We are live with a select group of eligible clients and will continue rolling out slowly.”

Bitcoin (BTC) Trading for Institutional Investors

At the beginning of this month, the investment firm announced its readiness to introduce Bitcoin (BTC) trading for institutional investors within a few weeks.

“We currently have a select set of clients we’re supporting on our platform. We will also continue to roll out our services over the coming weeks and months based on our clients’ needs, jurisdictions, and other factors. Currently, our service offering is mainly on Bitcoin.”, as per Fidelity at the time.

Fidelity had conducted a survey, questioning 441 institutional investors from November to February. Moreover, the results showed that 72% of them prefer to buy investment products with a value of digital assets. Fifty-seven of the whole participants already had cryptocurrencies.

“More institutional investors are engaging with digital assets, either directly or through service providers. The potential impact of blockchain technology on financial markets new and old becomes more readily apparent.” Fidelity Digital Assets’ president Tom Jessop said that in a press release.

AtoZ Markets reported last October that Fidelity opened launched a new cryptocurrency platform for institutional investors, with 13,000 clients already on board.

However, Chairman and CEO of the company Abigail Johnson stated at the time: “We expect to continue investing and experimenting, over the long-term. We will do that with ways to make this emerging asset class easier for our clients to understand and use. The company aims to make digitally-native assets, such as Bitcoin, more accessible to investors.”

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