Payments company Visa has hired 5 new people who will join the firm’s cryptocurrency team, The Block has reported citing Visa crypto head Cuy Sheffield, who made the announcement via Twitter.
According to him, the company has hired 5 people in total. The first addition to the team is Catherine Carle, who will take care of the social impact of cryptocurrencies as well ass community partnerships.
The company has also hired Chike Ukaegbu, founder of New York-based tech accelerator Startup52. He will join Visa as head of crypto strategy for emerging markets. He has said:
“I’m incredibly grateful to work with such an amazing team and have the opportunity to leverage the power of Visa to help advance the adoption and utility of Bitcoin, stablecoins, NFTs, DeFi, and public blockchain networks.”
In addition, Visa has assigned new roles to 3 employees of the company, who will now move to Visa’s crypto team.
Anuj Bathla, former senior director of product commercialization and go to market, will now become global crypto GTM lead.
Former product manager Daniel Mottice will abandon his role in Visa Direct and will now take care of crypto products.
Finally, Alex Chiang, will also become part of the crypto product team. He will focus on the adoption of NFTs in e-commerce.
The company has reported it has plans to expand its crypto team.