Former NSA and Western Union Executives Join Cred Leadership Team


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Cred, the leading global blockchain-based financial services platform serving customers in 190 countries, announced today that it has added new executives to its already powerful roster.

Daniel Goldstein joins Cred as Chief Technology Officer and Bethany De Lude will direct security operations as Chief Information Security Officer. Each executive brings a 25+ year proven track record of security and financial innovation, spanning blockchain technology, payments, risk engineering, and compliance.

Bethany De Lude served as the first CISO for the Federal Judiciary and has held security leadership positions at the U.S. National Security Agency, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Riggs Bank, and the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to joining Cred, Bethany served as the first CISO for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and was a recent finalist for the prestigious Women of Influence Award sponsored by the Executive Women’s Forum.

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“I look forward to joining a team of true professionals and innovators whose mission is to offer equitable, inclusive financial services using blockchain technology,” said Bethany De Lude. “I am eager to bring my knowledge of information security to help Cred build a world-class security organization as it continues its growth trajectory.”

Daniel Goldstein served as an executive at Western Union, Symantec, and Emergent Technology. His teams have built next-generation digital fraud detection, Big Data systems, global payments, and he led the development of the Emergent Technology’s Responsible Gold supply chain solution and G-Coin digital token.

“I’m thrilled to support Cred’s mission of providing more equitable and inclusive financial and services utilizing the best of blockchain and traditional fintech,” said Danny Goldstein, Chief Technology Officer at Cred. “This team has a strong track record of innovation and understands how to apply new technology to solve current industry problems and create significant value.”

Bethany De Lude and Danny Goldstein’s appointments follow the significant growth and profitability Cred has experienced. Cred is a licensed lender headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, supporting over a dozen partners with its industry-leading crypto-backed lending and borrowing platform.

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“Cred is fortunate to attract some of the best talent in the world and Bethany and Daniel are no exception,” said Dan Schatt CEO and Co-Founder of Cred. “Daniel’s deep technical expertise and Bethany’s exceptional information security leadership will prepare Cred to scale its business to support lending and blockchain transactions that will grow into the billions of dollars.”

Founded by PayPal veterans, Cred powers the financial services offerings for some of the most well-known blockchain organizations in the world including the Litecoin Foundation,, and Uphold. Cred offers crypto-based interest accounts providing up to a 10% annual percentage yield on Bitcoin, Ether, and stablecoins and crypto-backed loans allowing clients to access liquidity up to 50% of an asset’s value in USD.

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