Crypto Lending Platform Cred Hires Former NSA And Western Union Executivesbr>
Crypto lending platform Cred has announced the addition of two new executives to its roster. Daniel Goldstein joins the firm as Chief Technology Officer and Bethany De Lude will take over all security operations as Chief Information Security Officer.
Founded by former PayPal financial technology veterans, Cred is a decentralized global lending and borrowing platform that allows stablecoin issuers, exchanges and wallets to provide valuable earn and lending services worldwide. Cred claims to have secured over $300 million of lending capital. The firm has an ERC20-based utility token, called LBA, that can be used for accessing and using CRED platform services.
The two new hires bring a 25+ year proven track record of security and financial innovation, spanning blockchain technology, payments, risk engineering, and compliance.
“Cred is fortunate to attract some of the best talent in the world and Bethany and Daniel are no exception,” said Dan Schatt CEO and Co-Founder of Cred. “Daniel’s deep technical expertise and Bethany’s exceptional information security leadership will prepare Cred to scale its business to support lending and blockchain transactions that will grow into the billions of dollars.”
Prior to joining Cred, Goldstein served as an executive at Western Union, Symantec, and Emergent Technology. His teams have built next-generation digital fraud detection, Big Data systems, global payments, and he led the development of Emergent Technology’s Responsible Gold supply chain solution and G-Coin digital token.
“I’m thrilled to support Cred’s mission of providing more equitable and inclusive financial and services utilizing the best of blockchain and traditional fintech,” said Goldstein. “This team has a strong track record of innovation and understands how to apply new technology to solve current industry problems and create significant value.”
De Lude served as the first CISO for the Federal Judiciary and has held security leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Riggs Bank, and the Corporate Executive Board. Bethany was also the first CISO for the Federal Judiciary and held a security leadership position at the US National Security Agency.
“I look forward to joining a team of true professionals and innovators whose mission is to offer equitable, inclusive financial services using blockchain technology,” said De Lude. “I am eager to bring my knowledge of information security and help Cred build a world-class security organization as it continues its growth trajectory.”