04 1 / 2013
I’m pleased to announce that Fred Ehrsam has joined Coinbase as employee #1.
Prior to joining Coinbase, Fred worked at Goldman Sachs as a foreign exchange trader, where he traded both manually and managed their electronic market making platform, supporting in the $ billions in flow a day. Fred has also worked at BlackRock, one of the largest asset managers in the world, and has been published in the Duke Journal of Economics. Fred graduated with latin honors and departmental distinction in computer science and economics at Duke.
He has been trading bitcoin for close to 2 years, and has built some impressive solutions (both on the trading algorithm and mobile application side) as a software engineer. He also led the #1 ranked team (both in the U.S. and Europe) for the video game America’s Army when he was 16!
Please join me in welcoming Fred to the team.
If you’re an engineer with a passion for bitcoin send us a note! (engineering at coinbase dot com). We’re looking to grow the team, and we need your help in building the next generation of payment platforms.