Shopify’s Jason Tigas dipped back into crypto by joining San Francisco-based blockchain company Ripple
Jason Tigas, developer advocate at Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify, tweeted about joining the San Francisco-based Ripple blockchain.
Tigas says he wants to create “a world without economic borders” with the company.
He added that Web3 could potentially “do a lot” for the e-commerce industry with decentralized finance applications and non-fungible tokens.
Tigas joined Shopify in September 2018. After spending a year and a half as the company’s Head of Strategic Partnerships, he became Shopify’s Developer Advocate in January 2020 before moving to a similar position at Ripple in august.
The self-proclaimed Ethereum believer co-founded a Toronto-based consulting group called Cryptonaire a few months before joining Shopify.
As reported by U.Today, Ripple opened its very first office in Canada at the end of June. CEO Brad Garlinghouse said it would serve as the company’s “key engineering center”. Ripple said it plans to hire “hundreds” of employees nationwide.
Prior to opening its office, the company also partnered with several Canadian-based universities to support and accelerate blockchain research.
In mid-June, the company said it would be able to continue hiring new employees despite Coinbase and other bigwigs downsizing during the crypto winter.
Ripple, however, claims it is in a strong financial position despite its involvement in a gruesome legal battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, which has already cost the company over $100 million in legal fees. .