MoonPay is Recruiting Founding Engineers for New Minting Service That it Calls ‘AWS for NFTs’

MoonPay is working on a new NFT minting tool called HyperMint.
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Quick take:

  • MoonPay is hiring engineers to build its new NFT minting service, HyperMint.
  • This is another product in MoonPay’s offerings.
  • Hypermint was incubated in-house by MoonPay.

Job ads posted by MoonPay revealed that the company is currently seeking founding engineers for its new minting-as-a-service tool, HyperMint, The Block reported.

According to a job ad looking for a Solana engineer, HyperMint is a “Web3 infra company that makes it easy for enterprises, brands and creators to create and deploy tokens.” The platform allows the creation, management and distribution of NFTs at scale. 

Two other job ads call for an Ethereum engineer and an AWS & DevOps Expert as HyperMint builds its founding engineering team.

To further simplify the concept, HyperMint calls itself the AWS (Amazon Web Services) for NFTs. AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, and generated 13% of Amazon’s total revenue last year.

All three job ads state that these are owner roles, not employee roles, which means that successful candidates will be offered “substantial equity upside” and will provide “key contribution to the direction of the business.”

Founded in 2020, HyperMint is led by three senior staff at MoonPay: Semyon Germanovich, Frederick Becker and Adrian Pang. The startup was incubated in-house by MoonPay and is another product that deviates from the crypto payments infrastructure provider’s core offerings. 

MoonPay’s suite of payments infrastructure products enables people to easily buy and sell cryptocurrencies and NFTs through more than 250 partner sites, including and OpenSea. Its NFT Checkout solution allows the purchase of NFTs instantly with a credit or debit card. The company announced today a partnership with NFT platform, OneOf, to provide crypto processing.

MoonPay also offers an NFT concierge service that has helped high flyers and A-list celebrities acquire a number of blue-chip NFTs including Bored Ape Yacht Club and World of Women. Its celebrity clients include Madonna, rapper Wiz Khalifa, Jimmy Fallon, and others. 

The company recently raised $87 million from 60 celebrity investors from the music, sports, media and entertainment industries. 

Several celebrity investors are already active in the Web3 space. These include Ashton Kutcher, who was involved in the NFT-based adult animated series Stoner Cats alongside his wife Mila Kunis, and Guy Oseary, who represents NFT projects, World of Women and Yuga Labs. Kutcher and Oseary are co-founders of venture capital firm Sound Ventures which invested in MoonPay.

Other celebrity investors in MoonPay who have either backed, purchased or launched Web3 and NFT projects include Steve Aoki, Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Eva Longoria, Gal Gadot, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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