Blockchain Expert Joins HashCash Consultantsbr>
Blockchain company HashCash Consultants has hired Raj Chowdhury, former head of innovation at ICICI Bank, as managing director.
HashCash builds banking products that integrate with blockchain platforms such as Stellar, ethereum, Corda, and Hyperledger Fabric. The company partners with banks globally to integrate their core banking systems to blockchain products and platforms. HashCash’s product portfolio include HC Commerce, HC Remit, HC Pay, and HC Trade Finance.
Chowdhury led ICICI Bank in 2016 to be the first in India and among a few globally to execute trade finance and remittance using blockchain technology. He was also the first in the country to take a blockchain payment wallet on the Stellar platform to production. Chowdhury is an eminent voice globally in blockchain and cryptocurrencies and actively engages with policy makers in this area.
HashCash said Chowdhury will prioritize managing and growing the company’s partnerships in the Gulf, Singapore, and India, among various other functions.
“We are bringing in a Managing Director and a well-known blockchain technologist at a time when our blockchain remittance product HC Remit has gained high traction among the Middle Eastern, Indian, Malaysian, and Philippine remittance corridors,” said Eashwer Kollata, a member of the Board at HashCash. “Raj’s experience in the intersection of blockchain and banking will be of tremendous value to us.”