According to the recent job listing, Ripple, the San Francisco-based cross-border payment platform is seeking to hire a chief economist to help devise a strategy to manage its massive XRP holdings.
Ripple had claimed that it currently holds the sum of 54,642,632,616 XRP, which is more than 50% of the total supply of the leading cryptocurrency.
Back in December 2017, the payment firm assured the community that it won’t initiate the selloff of its holdings at once. This led to the lock-up of its relatively 55 billion XRP into a series of cryptographically secured escrow accounts.
Ripple Seeks To Hire Chief Economist with a PhD
Ripple is now seeking to hire someone with a PhD in economics who is a demonstrated thought leader based on the application of innovative approaches to economic thinking.
“In this role, you will study the market dynamics in cryptocurrency, particularly within XRP markets. You will apply your robust knowledge of monetary policy and macroeconomic principles to develop strategies regarding management of Ripple’s XRP holdings.
You’ll lead public communications on those strategies, the state of the XRP economy, and thought leadership on broader cryptoeconomics.”
Ripple’s Quest to Enhance the Growth of XRP on the Increase
Ripple, the cross-border payment firm that oversees the distribution of XRP, has restrained from selling the cryptocurrency on exchanges in recent months.
Instead of just selling the digital token, the payment firm has embarked on buying and also selling tens of millions of dollars worth of XRP to enhance its cross-border payments platform, On-Demand Liquidity (ODL).
Moreover, Ripple is seeking a director of development relations to “develop and lead initiatives to engage, support, enable, and grow the global XRP community of developers” around the XRP Ledger.
The payment company is also looking to hire a senior director of central bank engagements, to prepare for the emergence of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).