Square hires former Google director Steve Lee as the first member of its new crypto team. Ex-Google Director hired as first member of Square’s crypto team.

Even though Lee’s role in the company is not yet disclosed, the news was tweeted mid last week.

Jack Dorsey, CEO said the new roles would be not focusing on Square’s own commercial interests, but rather “on what’s best for the crypto community.”

After eight years at the search giant, Lee left Google in 2015. Since that time, he has become an angel investor who lists Lyft, Pinterest, and Yardbarker as key exits, as well as being a Bitcoin Optech contributor. Ex-Google Director hired as first member of Square’s crypto team.

Square generated its highest quarterly volume till date: $65.5 million in bitcoin-related revenue in the first quarter of 2019.

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