The biggest cryptocurrency market place inwards the USA – Coinbase – has recruited Tina Bhatnagar, the old vice president of operations in addition to user services at social media giant Twitter. Brian Armstrong, Coinbase CEO and co-founder officially confirmed the news on Mon.
Bhatnagar volition accept on a similar for like office at Coinbase, every bit vice president of operations too technology. The crypto startup has seen growing consumer ask for its services over the terminal year, too Bhatnagar’second offset chore volition live to oversee a doubling inwards size of Coinbase’s customer back up squad. The finish is for all Coinbase customers to accept access to round the clock, 24/7 phone back up by Q2 of this yr.
Coinbase has seen spectacular growth over the terminal 12 months inspired past the cryptocurrency boom as well as huge hype surrounding Bitcoin. It has grown from nether five meg users to 13 million inwards a twelvemonth. The San Francisco-based companionship has plant it difficult to bargain alongside the increased volume of traffic flocking to its website, too users accept experienced abrupt crashes in trading services.
Now valued at a worth of $1.six billion, at the terminate of 2017 Coinbase employed 200 staff. The company’s GDAX telephone exchange volition likewise be opening upwards an office inwards Manhattan in 2018.
Bhatnagar’second hire is one of several stellar appointments made past Coinbase inward recent weeks, as well as is the latest in a handful of high-profile hires inward lodge to come across the fellowship through this menstruum of expansion.
Other hires include Asiff Hirji, the onetime president together with CEO operating officeholder of the online broker TD Ameritrade. Hirji will also have on similar for like roles at Coinbase, as well as was previously employed as an advisor at the enterprise uppercase firm Andreessen Horowitz, one of Coinbase’sec investors. The caput of Messenger at Facebook together with quondam president of PayPal, David Marcus, will as well be joining Coinbase’second board of directors.
And Coinbase’sec full general director Dan Romero said at that place volition live more to come up. Speaking to CNBC, Romero said: “I mean yous’ll encounter another senior hires, we’re an early on companionship in the space. We’ve [had] corking growth in 2017. That is something nosotros tin lose.”