A Google executive from India has joined Coinbase as the new chief product officer after 11 years at Google. He aims to help Coinbase make cryptocurrency mainstream. “I am excited about what crypto and blockchain technology can do to democratize our financial systems,” the executive said, citing his experience growing up in India and the trauma of demonetization.
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From Google and Flipkart to Coinbase
Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong announced on Wednesday that Surojit Chatterjee is joining the company as the new chief product officer. He is leaving his position as Vice President of Product at Google, where he led Google Shopping, which helps people discover and compare products on the internet giant’s website. He was also a founding member of Google’s mobile search ads product. Prior to joining Google, Chatterjee was the Head of Product at Flipkart, a popular Indian e-commerce site. Armstrong wrote: