Former Ripple general counsel Brynly Llyr is taking on the same role for crypto payments startup Celo.
A spokesperson for the company told CoinDesk that she will specifically be involved in day-to-day operations as well.
The startup seeks to simplify the adoption process for using cryptocurrencies as a payment method. In pursuit of that aim, Celo intends to launch a money transfer and payment app geared toward developing markets in the near future.
In a statement, Llyr noted that "there are 1.7 billion people around the world that don't have access to formal financial services."
Celo chief executive Rene Reinsberg welcomed Llyr in a statement, noting that "she has great experience in virtual currency, fintech and the blockchain."
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