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Former Google Exec Joins Coinbase as New Chief Product Officer

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Former Google executive Surojit Chatterjee has joined Coinbase as the company’s new chief product officer. 

Before joining Coinbase, Chatterjee worked as a Google’s vice president of product, tallying 11 years at the internet company, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong wrote in a Jan. 29 blog post announcing the hire. 

An experienced hire

During his time at Google, Chatterjee headed up the internet giant’s shopping branch. Prior to Google, Chatterjee served at the helm of Indian e-commerce venue Flipkart as its head of product, the blog post detailed. 

“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,” Armstrong detailed in the blog post. 

Prior to Chatterjee, Jeremy Henrickson most recently sat as Coinbase’s chief product officer. 

A crypto interest

Chatterjee’s background with Flipkart gave him perspective in his dealings with cross-border commerce and the potential to streamline the system, Armstrong wrote. 

Quoted in the blog post, Chatterjee said:

“Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology can help open up the financial system for everyone by growing cross-border commerce, lowering transaction costs, providing higher security and by helping individuals have more control over their financial future.”

Cointelegraph reached out to Chatterjee but received no comments as of press time. This article will be updated accordingly upon receipt of a response. 

Executives at Coinbase also recently increased their push for crypto regulation, as Cointelegraph reported yesterday.

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