U.S. retail behemoth Walmart is looking to hire someone to develop a digital currency roadmap, joining Amazon in looking for ways to let customers pay for goods with cryptocurrencies.

A recruitment ad on its website said Walmart
WMT,
+0.32%

is looking for a senior director based in company headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, who will “identify customer needs and translate them into product requirements” as well as identify crypto-related investment and partnerships.

Amazon
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stirred interest when it said it was recruiting for a similar high-level position.

The crypto complex was registering solid gains on Monday, with bitcoin
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+0.78%

rising 3% to over $47,000, and dogecoin
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+3.64%

surging 15%.

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