Coinbase Hires Google VP as Chief Product Officer

Coinbase Hires Google VP as Chief Product Officer 1

Coinbase has hired a former vice president of product at Google to be its chief product officer. 

Surojit Chatterjee spent 11 years at Google, where he worked on payments, adtech and commerce. He most recently led the continuing development of Google Shopping, a service available in more than 90 countries. Prior to that, he was the head of product at Indian e-commerce site Flipkart.

Chatterjee is Coinbase’s first chief product officer since the departure of Jeremy Henrickson in December 2018, the company confirmed.

In his new role Chatterjee will focus on “making the cryptoeconomy accessible to millions more people through Coinbase’s suite of products,” CEO Brian Armstrong said in a statement.

Last November, the exchange added support for five new crypto options to its Visa debit card and began allowing users to earn rewards on their cryptocurrency holdings, starting with the Tezos token.

For his part, Chatterjee became passionate about separating money from the state after growing up in India under government-run banks and seeing the Indian government switch over to new currencies in November 2016, requiring the entire population to either use a bank or a post office to convert their cash. Currently, the Indian government has blocked banks from dealing with the crypto industry but hasn’t outlawed the use of cryptocurrencies themselves. 

“I don’t think crypto is the end-all be-all of our problems, but it’s a big piece of the puzzle,” Chatterjee said. “[Coinbase] will revolutionize global financial services in the same way that Google revolutionized the internet.”

In a blog post shared with CoinDesk in advance, Coinbase CEO Brian Amstrong said, “Surojit’s 11 years at Google will be valuable as we continue to scale Coinbase into a company with a lasting and meaningful impact on the world’s financial system.”

Disclosure Read More

The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Crypto Scams

Millions in Cryptocurrency Stolen by Scammers in the Last Month According to Tenable Research
November 24, 2021
Behind The Scenes: How this Crypto Community Responded to + $50m Hack
October 18, 2021
Crypto Scams
Crypto Scams Still Persistent In 2021, SEC Warns About Red Flags To Watch
September 9, 2021
Poly Network
Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $600 million in the Poly Network Attack
August 12, 2021
The World’s Most Infamous Crypto Hacks and Scams
July 31, 2021

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

How Does Bitcoin Casino Work + 2021 Beginner’s Guide
November 8, 2021
How to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency
November 8, 2021
What Are Bitcoin Futures And How Will They Work In 2022?
November 4, 2021
The Unconventional Guide to Ethereum
October 28, 2021
ICo Presale
The Science Behind ICO Presales…
October 14, 2021

CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
Bitcoin38,977 0.15 % 7.28 % 8.52 %
Ethereum2,869.0 0.16 % 8.66 % 11.91 %
Tether1.000 0.22 % 0.08 % 0.24 %
Binance Coin426.75 0.46 % 9.94 % 10.46 %
USD Coin0.9998 0.46 % 0.17 % 0.04 %
Solana126.14 0.33 % 8.42 % 14.13 %
Cardano1.240 0.90 % 9.61 % 0.05 %
XRP0.6963 0.15 % 6.81 % 9.75 %
Terra78.83 1.27 % 4.28 % 0.73 %
Polkadot22.41 0.69 % 9.38 % 13.27 %

Bitcoin (BTC) $ 38,874.00
Ethereum (ETH) $ 2,862.86
Tether (USDT) $ 0.9978
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 424.97
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
Solana (SOL) $ 125.58
Cardano (ADA) $ 1.22
XRP (XRP) $ 0.697124
Terra (LUNA) $ 78.22
Polkadot (DOT) $ 22.28