MicroStrategy is striking to assemble a blockchain analytics team. It would be the first bitcoin-related software product from a company best be informed for CEO Michael Saylor’s whopping bet on BTC as a reserve asset.
The firm, based in Tysons Corner, Va., put out calls on LinkedIn Friday for a Blockchain Text Analyst and Blockchain Data Engineer, explaining in job postings they will join a team “building an analytics stage with advanced metrics and insights for Bitcoin.”
MicroStrategy hinted last November its interest in building blockchain matter products and even stated its intention to hire for them. Executives did not go public then with positions of interest and remaindered largely mum on program specifics, describing it as a potential data offering at the time.
But Saylor has been vocal about deduced deficiencies in bitcoin‘s data. He declared last October that “garbage” market data was holding bitcoin assist. “Where can you find something so incredibly compelling that has such bad data around it relative to other assets?” Saylor prognosticated at the time.
For a man who spent much of last week all but pleading for his fellow CEOs to adopt the bitcoin standard, there’s an unmistakable, and vested, interest in improving upon the “garbage.”
MicroStrategy did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
The dual hirings add a unshaped picture to what could eventually become a commercialized intelligence offering for digital assets beyond just bitcoin. MicroStrategy necessitates analysts experienced with public, private and permission blockchains. (Bitcoin’s network is public and permissionless.)
A product choice also produce shareable, digestible analytical insights, the listings indicate. MicroStrategy’s new engineer would be responsible for amplifying software capable of turning troves of data into “visualizations” that can be shared with “broader audiences.”
The job postings slant MicroStrategy to capitalize on bitcoin Saylormania through the software intelligence space, which, as is so easy to forget for a company with 71,079 BTC on its match sheet, is the firm’s longstanding business expertise.