Blockchain.com opens exchange to Floridians
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The company is also looking to fill 70 jobs at its new Miami HQ.

Blockchain.com announced this week that its cryptocurrency exchange is now open to Florida residents.

The exchange, which opened Wednesday, allows users to buy, sell, and earn interest on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin and dozens of other digital assets.

Blockchain.com opened its exchange in 2011 and has facilitated more than $800 billion in transactions to date.

The company also announced that it has dozens of open jobs for Floridians to fill, now that it has finished moving its U.S. headquarters from New York to Miami.

Those interested in working for the growing cryptocurrency company can peruse open positions on a Florida-specific careers page.

As of Thursday, there are more than 70 openings spanning several career fields. The company is seeking professionals in data science, engineering, law, finance, marketing, communications and customer support.

Other hiring waves are planned for this year and next. When it announced it would move to Florida, Blockchain.com said it planned to hire 100 full-time employees by the end of 2021 and another 200 next year. It also committed to making investments into local STEM programs.

“While the Miami Movement is all about building a city that lasts forever and works for everyone, it has stretched far beyond Miami,” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said in a news release.

“I’m thrilled that our movement has encouraged tremendous innovation and investment in the entire state. I commend Blockchain.com for its continued hiring efforts and opening up its products so all 22 million Florida residents can now trade crypto, putting financial independence at our fingertips.”

Miami-Dade Beacon Council President and CEO Michael A. Finney added, “As a hub for innovation, cybersecurity and fintech, Miami-Dade is a natural fit for Blockchain.com. Our international business community offers the talent, partners and global connectivity that companies depend on for continued growth.

“We support Blockchain.com’s efforts to bring more crypto trading availability to Florida residents, and count on the high value, high growth jobs they bring to our community. Supporting job creation and the long-term prosperity of Miami-Dade residents and businesses is at the core of what we do as an organization, and Blockchain.com’s expansion is a valuable part of that growth.”

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


One comment

  • JD

    August 26, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Kudos to this company.

    We should work to create more block-chain-ledger type applications and innovation companies in Florida, beyond the Crypto-currency darlings and exchange affiliates.

    The budding NFTs on collectables and digital real estate will be the next digital gold rush and Florida should try to get in front of it.

    There’s so many other applications of the technology too (chain of custody applications come to mind).

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