MicroStrategy executives are on the hunt for blockchain experts who could help the publicly traded firm build a suite of bitcoin data services.
Exactly what those services might be, when they would come online and how they would be monetized are still open questions. But in a Nov. 16 conference call, Chief Executive Michael Saylor, who spearheaded MicroStrategyâ€™s nine-figure bitcoin allocations this summer, told investors his firm is eager to â€œleverageâ€ its business intelligence experience in the bitcoin data space.
â€œThereâ€™s an entire exploding universe of intelligence opportunities all wrapped around this kind of unique bitcoin intelligence coming off the blockchain,â€ he said. â€œAnd weâ€™ll explore it all.â€
As first reported by The Block, the comments mark a potential expansion by one of the single largest participants in bitcoinâ€™s current bull run: from pure bitcoin investor (and node runner) to a firm also in the business of bitcoin.
To be sure, â€œwe donâ€™t have any one thing that weâ€™re sure makes sense to commercialize yet,â€ Saylor told investors.
But the company is putting feelers out for new hires nonetheless.
â€œWeâ€™re actively looking to source and recruit some talented folk that have expertise in blockchain that would like to join us on this journey,â€ said Chief Technology Officer Tim Lang.