Former Cash App Engineering Lead Joins MobileCoin as Vice President of Engineering

Global End-To-End Encrypted Payments Platform, MobileCoin, Taps Former Cash App Engineering Lead, Alan Paulin, to Join as Vice President of Engineering.

San Francisco, CA, 4th March 2022, ZEXPRWIRE Alan Paulin, former Engineering Lead at Square’s (now Block) Cash App, has officially joined MobileCoin as Vice President of Engineering. He is the second Square executive to make the switch since Bob Lee joined as Chief Product Officer last November. After nearly nine years managing development teams for the prominent finance platform, Paulin will now lead the engineering organization at the company. MobileCoin is the only mobile-first, carbon negative payments platform built ground up for a digital cash economy while retaining the benefits of physical cash. 

The Canada native boasts over twenty years of industry experience, specializing in backend engineering and creating mobile applications. He previously served as Senior Development Lead at Microsoft, where he helped design the company’s geospatial mapping platform, Virtual Earth. Later, he spearheaded several e-commerce services for Google, developing his potent interest for bringing consumers and merchants closer together.

In 2013, Paulin joined Chief Technology Officer Bob Lee at Square as part of the founding team for the company’s digital finance service, Cash App. As one of the earliest members of their Canadian office, he was instrumental in growing its engineering team. For Cash App, Paulin built many of the foundational systems,  as well as building its first Android app. He also helped shape Square’s engineering Career Ladder, promotion process, and hiring framework. In the last three years, Paulin has constructed and led a new Cash App engineering organization focused on building credit products and services.

“In traditional payment networks, credit card fees and geographic location really impact a merchant’s bottom line and drive up prices for consumers,” Alan said. “With a secure, fast, compliant, and carbon negative blockchain, MobileCoin has the opportunity to build its own global payments experience, outside the shackles of traditional networks, that’s advantageous for both buyers and sellers.” 

“Alan has spent more than twenty years as an innovative developer, designing intuitive applications, growing successful development teams from scratch, and bringing his experience to each new challenge,” said Joshua Goldbard, CEO and Founder of MobileCoin. “That longevity and consistency is a rare thing. What we’re building at MobileCoin is the new Bell Labs, a crucible of incredibly talented people working on the hardest problems in cryptography to build the best payments experience in the world. I can’t think of anyone better than Alan to add to our team for this mission.”

“A tenet I’ve lived by and often shared with my engineers is ‘follow the growth’,’” said Paulin. “Right now, I see a lot of growth and potential with MobileCoin. Josh and the team have created a terrific platform that has the capacity to fundamentally change the future of commerce and digital payments. I couldn’t be more excited to work with their talented engineers and help shape that future.”

About MobileCoin:
Mission-driven, MobileCoin is democratizing the digital payment system by enabling lightning-fast, sustainable, compliant and easy global transactions. Guided by the belief that privacy is a right, MobileCoin leverages encrypted blockchain, an opaque ledger, and cryptographically protected transactions. Development of the MobileCoin ecosystem is spearheaded by the MobileCoin Foundation. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit

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Published On: March 4, 2022