YouTube has started looking for a person who will be in charge of the company’s Web 3 products.
An ad for a job at YouTube says it wants someone who can “define… communicate… and execute… the vision… at YouTube.”
On LinkedIn, there is a job ad for a product manager who has worked for 15 years. The ad asks for experience in “Internet consumer products and/or crypto.”
Under “preferred qualifications,” it says that “experience buying, owning, and trading cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and tokens” is a good thing.
Cryptocurrencies, blockchains and other Web3 technologies are also asked for in this part of the test.
YouTube’s chief product officer said in a blog post in February that the company would start making “metaverse” experiences on its video platform.
“We’re going to try to make games more interactive and make them feel more alive,” said Neal Mohan, the CEO of the company. Early on, we’re excited to see how these virtual worlds can become real for people who watch them.
The move shows that YouTube’s parent company, Google, is thinking very hard about what it wants to do in the future. In order to stay ahead of the rest of the tech companies, they are looking to augmented reality (AR) the most. Google is said to be working on an AR headset called “Project Iris.” It is expected to be released in 2024.
In June, the search engine changed its rules about advertising for crypto exchanges and wallet providers, but it still has rules about things like initial coin offerings.
Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.