Square Crypto: job offers for designers
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Square Crypto: job offers for designers

By Marco Cavicchioli - 16 Jul 2019

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Through a post on its Medium profile, Square Crypto seeks designers by offering jobs in the development of tools for mass adoption of bitcoins. 

Square Crypto is the cryptocurrency initiative from Square, the Californian mobile payments company co-founded by Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter. 

Dorsey himself, when announcing Square Crypto, said that to make Bitcoin widely used on a daily basis, it would be necessary to significantly improve the user experience.

For this reason, Square Crypto is integrating design into the process of developing tools for using Bitcoin, and offers job opportunities to designers who want to help “shape the future of how Bitcoin will be brought into the mainstream”. 

For these designers, the role will not focus only on the traditional task, but will also be an opportunity to define Bitcoin’s long-term design vision. 

In fact, the design of the new tools that aim to allow anyone to use Bitcoin will have to take into account not only the current state of affairs but also the long-term evolutions, inevitable in a still immature sector like this one. 

Square Crypto claims to be looking for people who are excited to conduct design initiatives that can help improve the use of Bitcoin, and who have the patience to operate in a decentralised ecosystem, notoriously a bit slower than the centralised ones.

It also requires experience across the spectrum of product design, including interaction and visual design, as well as a deep interest in how Bitcoin works “under the hood”.

With this approach, Square puts the user experience at the heart of the Bitcoin mass adoption process since from this point of view the current shortcomings are more than evident.

To do this, they are developing a whole new protocol, FIO, designed to make wallets more usable and interoperable.

The aim is to have anyone become capable of using cryptocurrencies, allowing a large number of people to be potentially interested in doing so.

Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Class 1975, Marco teaches web-technologies and is an online writer specializing in cryptocurrencies. He founded ilBitcoin.news, and his YouTube channel has more than 11 thousand subscribers.

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