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Executive Leaves Goldman Sachs for Coinbase — Says It’s Time to Embrace Crypto, Create Economic Freedom


From Goldman Sachs to Coinbase: Executive Says 'It's Time to Embrace Crypto Economy'

An executive at Goldman Sachs is joining Coinbase after 16 years at the global investment bank. “It’s time to embrace the crypto economy,” he said, adding that the change is a “once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of building the next stage of the digital evolution.”

From Goldman Sachs to Coinbase

Roger Bartlett is leaving global investment bank Goldman Sachs to join crypto exchange Coinbase. At Goldman Sachs, he was a managing director and global co-head of operations for Global Markets for one year. Before that, he was the global head of operations for Equities for almost five years. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was vice president at Credit Suisse for six years.

Bartlett announced on Linkedin Friday:

After 16 years at Goldman Sachs, it’s time to embrace the crypto economy. I am delighted to announce that next week I’ll be joining Coinbase to run Global Financial Operations.

He explained that now it is time to take his experience from Goldman Sachs and follow his “passion to help enable the next generation crypto economy.”

The former Goldman Sachs executive opined: “The inspiring purpose led mission to create economic freedom in the world, in a customer first, automation first approach is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of building the next stage of the digital evolution.”

Coinbase is a Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange operator. The company said Friday that the number of verified users on its platform has risen to 89 million. Meanwhile, the number of monthly transacting users reached 11.4 million at the end of last year.

Furthermore, Coinbase said its trading volume last year grew more than 8.5 times compared to the previous year, and its “market share of trading volume increased in virtually all assets.”

What do you think about the executive leaving Goldman Sachs after 16 years to join Coinbase? Let us know in the comments section below.

Kevin Helms

A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

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