hires former PayPal and Braintree leader Tyson Hackwood hires former PayPal and Braintree leader Tyson Hackwood

HONG KONG, December 11, 2018 —, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, today announced the appointment of Tyson Hackwood to the leadership team as SVP, Head of Global Merchant Acquisition. Tyson will be expanding the reach and adoption of Pay, a cryptocurrency payment solution powered by the Chain. Chain is’s high-performing native blockchain solution that will drive cryptocurrency adoption globally by enabling instant crypto payment transactions. Its Pay solution will allow customers to pay for goods and services with cryptocurrency while receiving generous cashback rewards. For merchants, Pay offers greatly reduced processing fees for settlement in cryptocurrency, online or offline.

“As we develop the Chain to fulfil the current industry need to pay and be paid in crypto, Tyson will play an important role in expanding the number and quality of merchants that are part of our network,” said Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of “His relationships and experience in online digital payments will significantly advance our goal of enabling seamless, secure, and cost efficient transactions between merchants and cryptocurrency users worldwide.”

Tyson joins the team with more than 17 years of professional experience in expansion and partnership-driven business, mobile payments, and digital commerce. Most recently, he was Director of Asia Pacific for Braintree, an e-commerce payment division of PayPal, where he led dynamic teams, regional growth and continued expansion of the company across the region, which he launched from Australia over five years ago.

“I am thrilled to join the team to help to grow Pay through strategic partnerships with merchants,” said Tyson. “My experience in working with digital driven organisations and developing collaborative business channels, combined with’s intuitive platform, will aid in the steady and sustainable adoption of this native blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.”

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