Square, a U.S. based financial services company has hired ex-Google director, Steve Lee as the first member of its cryptocurrency team. According to Square in a tweet on June 12, 2019, Lee is somebody who can live up to his commitment to decentralization.
Hey guys. Management again. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out with Gary. However, we think we’ve found somebody who can live up to his commitment to decentralization. Please welcome Steve Lee, aka @moneyball, to the Square Crypto team.
— Square Crypto (@sqcrypto) June 12, 2019
Steve Lee, on the other hand, worked with the search engine giant, Google for eight years before he resigned in 2015. At this time, it is currently uncertain what his role will be in Square since the company has not outlined this. Jack Dorsey, Square, and Twitter CEO has also declined to make comments in that regard.
Nonetheless, the CEO had hinted on March 20, 2019, in a tweet that Square intends to hire three to four cryptocurrency engineers and a designer. According to him at the time, they will focus on open-source contributions to the cryptocurrency space.
#BitcoinTwitter and #CryptoTwitter! Square is hiring 3-4 crypto engineers and 1 designer to work full-time on open source contributions to the bitcoin/crypto ecosystem. Work from anywhere, report directly to me, and we can even pay you in bitcoin! Introducing @SqCrypto. Why?
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) March 20, 2019