Augmented reality startup Magic Leap plans to use Blockchain technology to secure some of its user data, according to job listings the company posted this month. The company is hiring a senior Blockchain architect as well as multiple Blockchain engineers.
The senior Blockchain architect will have “overarching responsibility for the planning and execution of a portfolio of blockchain, smart contract, and Ricardian contract technologies,” and be tasked to “help develop an overall blockchain ecosystem engagement strategy,” according to the job posting.
The company seeks a person with experience with Java, Node,js, Python or Go and experience in the Red Belly and Hyperledger blockchain frameworks. Magic Leap also prefers that the engineer has experience writing smart contracts for blockchain networks like Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Fabric, Corda and Ethereum.
In a recent interview with VR industry publication UploadVR, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz said that Lifestream is: “all the data that you experience and the data of the world around you and how that needs to be protected…” At a conference last October, he noted the importance of protecting the data set, which he characterized as critical.
Launched in 2010, Magic Leap is the top-funded AR startup on the market, having aggregated 41% of VC funding in the VR market worldwide in 2018.