Before joining crypto exchange Coinbase, Adam White was working with various companies like Activision Blizzard, Bain & Company and also in the US Air Force as Flight Test Engineer. Adam White was the fifth employee of Coinbase joining the firm in 2013.
There haven’t been any comments from the man himself. The timing, however, is pivotal for the San Francisco startup to bring in top players. The players like hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said, “Over the past five years, Adam helped us build our exchange business. He pushed it into the largest U.S. crypto-trading venue. He was integral to growing Coinbase’s global presence and scaling our culture to multiple offices.”
“While we’re extremely sad to see him go, we’re also confident in that group’s ability to keep executing on the vision that he laid out to be the most trusted venue for institutional investors to trade cryptocurrencies,” a spokesman verified via email.
The firm announced yesterday that the CEO of Instinet, Jonathan Kellner will be taking Adam White’s responsibilities as the Managing Director. The recent tweet by Coinbase, says they’re welcoming Chris Dodds of Charles Schwab.
We're proud to welcome Chris Dodds of the @CharlesSchwab Board of Directors to the @coinbase Board. His deep knowledge of financial services will be an asset as we head into this next chapter for the company and the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. https://t.co/5Kzv4cUeam
— Coinbase (@coinbase) October 2, 2018
Speculations are that the recent activity by a firm is a strategy to expand their influence and woo their investors in the Fintech ecosystem. The investment of $500 million by Tiger Global also falls in line with this speculation, which values Coinbase company at $8 billion.
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