Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired former Vice President of Google product development Surojit Chatterjee as product Director.
Chatterjee will take the place of Jeremy Henrickson, who left the company in December 2018. It will focus on developing the cryptocurrency economy to open it up to millions of people around the world.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is confident that Chatterjee’s many years of experience at Google will help the exchange increase its influence on the global financial system.
Chatterjee worked at Google for about 11 years, dealing with issues related to payments, advertising technologies, and commercial activities. In addition, he led the development of the Google Shopping service, which is currently available in more than 90 countries.
“I don’t believe that cryptocurrencies can solve all the problems, but they play an important role in the modern economy. Coinbase can fundamentally change the financial industry internationally, just as Google has made a significant contribution to the development of the Internet,” Chatterjee said.
In July last year, Brian Armstrong stated that within five years Coinbase will become more than just a cryptocurrency exchange, and in April published data showing stable growth of All coinbase divisions.