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Coinbase Hires AWS Executive Tim Wagner as VP of Engineering

August 07, 2018 09:40:24

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Crypto exchange operator Coinbase announced on Monday that it was hiring Tim Wagner as VP of engineering. Wagner has previously worked for Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon. Coinbase stressed that engineering was essential to its goal of developing an open financial system worldwide. Wagner is expected to lead Coinbase’s engineering team that has been responsible for the delivery of secure and convenient cryptocurrency services and products.

When checking Wagner’s LinkedIn profile, we found that he had been working as VP of engineering for Coinbase for about two months.

Previously, Wagner had held the position of general manager at AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS Serverless App Repository. Besides, he worked for Microsoft as director of development, Visual studio ultimate.

Wagner has a Bachelor of Science (BSE) degree in Computer Since from the Princeton University, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of California.

The US-based exchange hinted that Wagner’s hiring was part of their broader plans.

“Through this period of rapid growth, we are more focused than ever on meeting the increasing needs of individuals, institutions and businesses while continually advancing the frontiers of cryptocurrency. At the same time, we’re creating the infrastructure that will allow us to add more assets to our platform and accelerate the adoption of crypto around the world,” Coinbase noted in its blog post.

The exchange operator said that Tim was aware of Coinbase’s mission and could contribute to its growth thanks to his experience in managing technical organizations and companies.

Meanwhile, we reported that Coinbase was ready to add Ethereum Classic (ETC) this week. The “original Ethereum” has gained over 10% in the last 24 hours to $19.74, according to Coinbmarketcap data. At one point, ETC touched $20.58, the highest level since May 10, 2018. The uptrend comes amid a general market correction led by Bitcoin, which has lost over 2%.


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