New Coinbase chief product officer, Surojit Chatterjee, alongside Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong
New Coinbase chief product officer, Surojit Chatterjee, alongside Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. Coinbase

January 2020 is wrapping up with a series of announcements about new hires in top blockchain companies.

Binance has just informed the public about the addition of Josh Goodbody to its team. Goodbody will help the company expand its reach in strategic regions as the new Director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business for the leading cryptocurrency exchange. His familiarity with the blockchain industry and the regions he will be focusing on cannot be understated as he is one of the major contributors to the success of long-standing competitor Huobi.

The new hire will not only attempt to match the remarkable success he had with his previous employer – his past experience also suggests that he will be key to increasing regulatory resilience for the company – one of the major roadblocks that every blockchain-focused venture is faced with. Goodbody’s background in financial law for institutions such as J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, and State Street is undoubtedly invaluable for the company.

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At the meantime, Coinbase has also revealed a new addition to its leadership. Going forward, Surojit Chatterjee will be the company’s new Chief Product Officer.

Chatterjee comes from Google where he spent 11 years – most recently in the role of Google Shopping Vice President. He has held the same role for Flipkart, where, as per Coinbase’s blog post he had “an even closer look at the complexity and inefficiency of global commerce”. Apart from experience with niches where cryptocurrencies could provide a breakthrough, Surojit Chatterjee also has a keen eye for disruption, and provides angel investments and guidance to promising startup companies.

One of them is Authy, a two-factor authentication service provider used by Coinbase themselves, which was eventually acquired by Twilio for an undisclosed sum.

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