Two lead engineers for Facebook’s Novi wallet, which will be used to hold a dollar-based stablecoin issued by the Diem Association that Facebook created, are moving into senior roles at a16z Crypto, according to a blog post from the firm today.
Riyaz Faizullabhoy and Nassim Eddequiouaq, who transitioned from roles at crypto custody firm Anchorage two years ago to begin working on Facebook’s wallet, have been named chief technology officer and chief information security officer, respectively, of the outfit.
We’re excited to announce @riyazdf as CTO and @nassyweazy as CISO for a16z Crypto. As part of the operating team, Nassim and Riyaz will provide rigorous security and technical guidance for our crypto projects. COO @AAlbaneseNY has more License.