MicroStrategy to hire a Bitcoin Lightning Network Engineer

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The crypto-verse has witnessed the arrival of an array of firms. While some lose interest halfway, most of them have been doubling their investments in the sector. MicroStrategy, on the other hand, has emerged as a big Bitcoin bug thanks to its former CEO Michael Saylor. Now, once again proving its inclination towards the industry, the firm was set to onboard more individuals to work towards the same.

A recent job listing revealed that the firm was on a hunt to find an engineer for its Lightning Network-based products.

The job description read,

“As a Bitcoin Lightning Software Engineer at MicroStrategy, you will build a Lightning Network-based SaaS platform, providing enterprises with innovative solutions to cyber-security challenges and enabling new eCommerce use-cases.”

MicroStrategy intends to find an individual who can formulate software solutions by leveraging Bitcoin as well as Lightning Network. In addition to this, decentralized finance, or DeFi also made its debut on the page.

It should be noted that MicroStrategy has been making big moves with respect to Bitcoin. Earlier this month, the firm revealed that it was working on solutions to bring in a multitude of people into the Lightning Network.

Saylor, who stepped down as the CEO this year, suggested that Bitcoin’s Lightning Network was “the most important thing going on in the world in technology.” The firm hopes to provide Lightning wallets for 10 million customers overnight.

The latest development in the firm seems to be aligning with its interest in building on Bitcoin Lightning Network.

Bitcoin soars over $19K

The crypto community grew wary after Bitcoin slumped to $18K. However, the asset witnessed recovery earlier today. At press time, the king coin surged to $19,489.96. The 24-hour price change remained at a positive 0.30 percent.


While several speculate that Bitcoin could move beyond $20K, a few others suggested that it could fall back to $18K.