PayPal is building a “global team” of cryptocurrency experts in Ireland as the payments company increases customer offerings related to bitcoin and other digital currencies, according to news reports.
PayPal has a pair of offices in Ireland, located in Dublin and Dundalk, where it employs around 2,800 people. However, the company is now hiring for cryptocurrency-related positions in roles related to compliance and anti-money laundering. Several of these roles are in PayPal’s blockchain, crypto and digital currencies (CBDC) business unit that supports its cryptocurrency integration efforts.
The digital payments company made a big push into crypto last year, and the platform now allows users in the U.S. to buy, sell, hold, and checkout with cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash, and litecoin.
As of August 1, PayPal’s hiring page included crypto-related job openings in Dublin and Dundalk. One position is described as being involved with financial crimes investigations and customer protection. PayPal also advertises for blockchain analytics experts at both of its Ireland locations.
The same day, PayPal listed over two dozen openings for jobs with titles that include “crypto.” The jobs listed were for locations in Washington D.C., California, New York City, Nebraska, Arizona, Florida, Guatemala and Israel.