Press Release

Cashaa Appoints CTO Mr. Amjad Raza Khan as the New CEO to Steer Next Phase of Growth

His immediate plans include rolling out Cashaa’s wallet service with AI-driven earn and borrow programs across seven markets including Europe, UAE, India, Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa, and Kenya

Cashaa, a prominent neo-bank for crypto businesses, is pleased to announce the appointment of CTO Mr. Amjad Raza Khan as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in an internal promotion. This appointment comes as Cashaa strategically shifts its business model, discontinuing banking services for crypto and other high-risk businesses. The company is now focused on introducing an all-in-one wallet that will allow users to buy, spend, earn yields, and take loans on crypto, all aimed at increasing the adoption of Cashaa’s native token, CAS.

Drawing on his extensive experience in the fintech and crypto sectors, Mr. Khan’s immediate plans include rolling out Cashaa’s wallet service with AI-driven earn and borrow programs across seven markets including Europe, UAE, India, Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa, and Kenya. This will be followed by extensive marketing and customer outreach efforts to make Cashaa a household name.

Mr. Khan expressed his enthusiasm for the role, stating, “As the new CEO, I will be responsible for each department and taking care of the tech developments, operations, marketing, and notably the expansion of our newly released wallet services. I am glad to have the support of my management team and the board.”

Mr. Khan emphasized his commitment to making strategic shifts to enhance the Cashaa wallet’s utility and strengthen the CAS token’s position. “My priority is to make multiple strategic shifts to make the Cashaa wallet the most used wallet and consequently make its native token CAS a strong utility token. I have already begun the regulatory, product, and corporate restructuring towards the growth of the CAS token and its ecosystem,” he added.

Mr. Khan brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He began his career as a software developer in 2012 and joined Auxesis Group in 2014 as a Senior Software Developer, where he worked on machine learning and big data analysis. In 2016, he collaborated with Mr. Kumar Gaurav to develop the first cash transfer protocol on the Bitcoin network, which later became Cashaa. Since then, he has held several key positions within Cashaa, including Vice President of Technology, Co-founder, and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Reflecting on his journey, Mr. Khan said, “Being one of the co-founders of Cashaa, I have been here since before Cashaa started. We built the world’s first cash transfer system to bring cash transfer costs to zero by using arbitrage in early 2016 in the Bitcoin market. Later in 2019, we released the B2B banking segment to bank the unbanked crypto companies. Along with my team, we built in-house all of the Cashaa wallet infrastructure, server, and security systems crucial to running a secure crypto company. All the tech developments, which have been primarily driven by the business needs of our customers, have happened directly or indirectly under my supervision. This gives me the understanding and know-how required to tweak and align the systems and processes at Cashaa to cater to the needs of our new retail customer base.”

Kumar Gaurav, Founder of Cashaa, voiced his trust in Mr. Khan’s leadership, stating, “Amjad’s profound grasp of the tech and crypto ecosystem, alongside his strategic foresight, positions him as the ideal leader to guide Cashaa wallet at this critical juncture. Given we are transitioning from serving a few hundred companies to preparing for millions of users, his decisive roadmap will help Cashaa navigate through the substantial influx of new users in the burgeoning crypto market, ensuring robust security, along with scalability, and top-notch customer support. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the transformative impact of his leadership on both the company and the broader crypto community.”

Mr. Khan’s educational background in computer science has been instrumental in his professional development. His engineering degree in Computer Science provided a strong foundation in technology, while his work at Cashaa has helped him develop his business acumen. He believes that a marriage of technology, business processes, systems, customer support, and marketing is essential to taking a fintech company like Cashaa forward.

About Cashaa

Cashaa is a neo-bank founded by Kumar Gaurav in 2016. Cashaa is built upon a strong foundation established over eight years of dedicated service to the crypto community. It created the world’s first peer-to-peer cash transfer application for Asia and Africa with zero fees. In 2019 Cashaa started to provide banking services to crypto businesses. Today, Cashaa is a community of more than 500 crypto businesses, including industry leaders such as Binance, Chainlink, Elrond, Kucoin, Nexo, Polygon, Bitbns etc., making it the biggest crypto-friendly banking platform. Looking ahead to 2024, Cashaa is preparing to introduce financial products for retail users to give the same safety and benefits it has given to hundreds of crypto businesses.