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Payments and cryptocurrency platform announced a series of new hires, with Adrienne Wong as senior vice president, head of product, Cerulean Hu as lead blockchain engineer, and Ivan Stefanovas as senior vice president of risk management.

Wong joins from fintech company Square, where she managed global strategy and market launches for its flagship product, Square Point of Sale. She has also led growth and expansion efforts in the Canada, UK, Australia, and U.S. markets. A former Deloitte strategy and operations consultant, Wong graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Business Administration, a B.A. in Economics, and a concentration in Global Management.

Hu joined with a strong background in both the blockchain and traditional financial services industries. In her past roles, she developed easy-to-use and robust financial products and systems. Previously, Hu was lead engineer at Equichain, implemented blockchain solutions at FINCOVA, and led finance and trading systems development at ANX. Prior to that, she was responsible for developing trading algorithms at HSBC. Hu graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a B.S. in Engineering.

Stefanovas joined the team with 11 years of experience in risk management in different sectors of the online payments ecosystem. His background in digital wallets and working with international companies Skrill and NETELLER allowed him the opportunity to manage large teams across multiple markets and enhance the existing fraud prevention and payments setup. Stefanovas also co-founded NOTOLYTIX, an innovative data processing startup that caters to all aspects of risk management.