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Ex-Counselor Andreessen Horowitz took over as President of Coinbase

The largest bitcoin-company Coinbase announced the appointment of the president and chief operating officer Asiffa Hirji, a 51-year-old investor and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the financial markets. This is stated in the company's blog .

In the past, the president of the largest online broker Ameritrade and the top manager at TPG Capital, Saxo Bank, Hewlett Packard and Bain Capital, Asiff Hiri recently served as adviser to the venture company Andreessen Horowitz, where his efforts were directed to the development of several portfolio companies.

"Coinbase is entering a fascinating phase of its journey. Asif Hirji brings with him knowledge of traditional financial services and deep technical expertise, and now that we are developing new markets and products, it makes him the ideal person to manage our operations, "said Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.

Recall, in November, California Coinbase announced the launch of Coinbase Custody - a new company whose main goal will be to help institutional investors in the safe storage of digital assets.