One of the biggest payment gateway in the world, VISA, has just shared that they have made several key hires to beef up their cryptocurrency team. The announcement was made by Cuy Sheffield, VISA’s head of crypto on his twitter account.

According to Cuy, here are the key hires and their roles:

Name of new hirePrevious RoleNew Role in Visa
Chike UkaegbuFounder of New York-based tech accelerator Startup52Head of crypto strategy for emerging markets
Catherine CarleUniversity of St. Thomas in Minnesota healthcare innovation and entrepreneurshipCrypto social impact and community partnerships
Anuj BathlaVisa Senior Director, Product Commercialization and GTMVisa Global crypto GTM lead
Daniel MotticeVisa Direct product managerVisa crypto product manager focusing on digital currency settlement capabilities
Alex ChiangAssociate at VisaVisa crypto product manager focusing on adoption of NFTs in e-commerce

Visa plans to expand its crypto team even further. Cuy also tweeted that the company has job openings for product management, business development and engineering roles.

Earlier in March this year, Visa announced that it will allow the use of stablecoin USDC to settle transactions on its payment network, the latest sign of growing acceptance of digital currencies by the mainstream financial industry.

With the new hires, it is clear that Visa will continue to be involved in the cryptocurrency space, and we expect to hear more development from Visa especially with regards to digital currency settlement for its clients and partners, as well as in e-commerce NFTs.

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