Pankaj Gupta joins Coinbase from Google Pay

NEW DELHI: In an try and construct a powerful group from scratch, American cryptocurrency trade firm Coinbase has appointed Pankaj Gupta as its vice chairman – engineering and website lead for India. Before becoming a member of Coinbase, Gupta was main Google Pay Engineering in APAC. 

To develop its operations in India, Coinbase is all set to rent tons of of staff throughout numerous roles within the subsequent one or two years. 

“For the next phase of my life after Google, I am thrilled to share that I will be joining Coinbase as VP of engineering and site lead for India. I’ll be responsible for leading and building the company’s technology hub in India from scratch. I will be hiring across India,” wrote Gupta on his weblog. 

He added that India has world-class tech experience and a few of the brightest minds within the business. He additionally expressed his goal to faucet and develop native expertise in India. 

“The plan is to hire hundreds of employees across all levels in engineering, product management, UX design, research, and program management within the next one to two years to build out a full tech hub in India. Together, we’ll work on some of the most interesting challenges spanning the full modern tech stack — including deep tech areas like blockchains, data engineering, infrastructure, machine learning, and more,” he added. 

On 25 March, Coinbase had stated that the corporate is planning to open a bodily workplace in Hyderabad. The choice to develop its operations in India comes at a time when the central authorities is mulling a ban on cryptocurrency. 

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