Previous Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft employee Tim Wagner has joined Coinbase as vice president (VP) of engineering, as indicated by a blog post-August 6.
Wagner will now lead Coinbase’s engineering group, which is “central to [Coinbase’s] mission of creating an open financial system for the world,” Coinbase writes in the post.
Intending to develop the “most open, secure, and accessible financial system,” Wagner will also be in charge of increasing the group by hiring engineering talent in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, as indicated by his LinkedIn profile.
Before Coinbase, Wagner filled in as general manager (GM) at AWS for over five years, with his latest positions at AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS Serverless App Repository.
Before AWS, Wagner spent a while at Microsoft, filling in as the chief of advancement at Microsoft’s Visual Studio Ultimate.
San Francisco-based crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase has recently employed Wall Street executive Jeff Horowitz as its new Chief Compliance Officer, and Rachel Horowitz, who already served at Twitter and Facebook as a communications experts, as the new VP of Communications.
A week ago, Coinbase declared it began investigating the posting of 49 new resources on its custodial services, including storage for such cryptocurrencies as Ripple (XRP), EOS, Monero (XMR), VeChain (VEN), Cardano (ADA), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), and Telegram.