Federal Reserve of San Francisco hiring crypto architect for CBDC project and web 3.0 design.
Federal Reserve of San Francisco hiring crypto architect for CBDC project

Federal Reserve Bank Seeking Crypto Architect

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is searching for a crypto architect to work on a central bank digital currency (CBDC) project, as revealed by a job posting on Indeed. The role requires knowledge of distributed systems implementation, cryptographic protocols such as hashing, public-private keypairs and signing, consensus algorithms, and security. The position is full-time and hybrid, with an annual salary starting at $134,900.

The job description states that the Federal Reserve seeks to “further understand the cost and benefits of the potential technologies for CBDC and this emerging field.” According to the Federal Reserve System Careers page, the position has been open for more than 30 days.

The Federal Reserve is looking for a Lead Application Developer to implement example systems related to a CBDC. This individual will collaborate with management, other developers, development operations teams, and vendors to ensure the Federal Reserve is ready to design, develop, and implement web 3.0 technology to support a CBDC as may be required by the Board of Governors.

What is Web 3.0 Technology?

Since February, a team of crypto developers has been forming at the San Francisco’s Fed in order to develop and implement systems related to a CBDC initiative. Despite this, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has publicly stated that it has not yet decided whether to issue a CBDC and “would only proceed with the issuance of a CBDC with an authorizing law.”

The concept of a digital version of the U.S. dollar has sparked a lot of debate, making it a key talking point for the upcoming presidential election. Some are concerned that a CBDC could lead to a loss of privacy and government control, while others see it as an opportunity to apply blockchain technology on a global scale.

At the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, presidential candidate and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vowed to ban CBDCs in the United States if elected president. “If I am the president, on day one, we will nix central bank digital currency. Done. Dead. Not happening in this country,” he said.

The term Web 3.0 has been used to describe the next generation of the internet, which is expected to be more decentralized and secure. Web 3.0 technology is already being used in applications such as Tesla AI Day and Audios Crypto, as well as the Apple Health application. Web 3.0 development is a specialized field, and there are many debates about the differences between blockchain and Web 3.0.

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