Ripple has a new senior vice president of business and corporate development.
The San Francisco-based distributed ledger startup announced Wednesday the hire of Kahina Van Dyke, who worked as Facebook's global director of financial services and payments partnerships from the start of 2016 until June of this year.
"Companies like Facebook have improved access to services, digitized payment flows and made it quicker and easier for people to transact with each other domestically. Now we need a new global technology solution for international payments that offers interoperability with existing systems, connecting them and leveraging their value," she remarked, adding:
Van Dyke's hire wasn't the only personnel-related announcement out of Ripple on Wednesday.
"As CTO, I'll get to lead a world-class group of engineers, scientists and business executives, which is what makes coming to work every day so exciting. I'm looking forward to the challenge," Schwartz said in a statement.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.