Career in Cryptocurrency: Graduate Advice from VP of Engineering Lewis Tuff


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Lewis Tuff, VP of Engineering at and a Business Insider ‘35 under 35’ shares career advice, thoughts on crypto, blockchain and what has made him successful.
The former UBS graduate and Goldman Sachs developer made his first move into fintech by being one of the first employees of fintech giant Revolut. There, Lewis pioneered the cryptocurrency feature in the payments app and scaled the team to 50+. He built the first of its kind crypto offering within a challenger bank over the course of a couple of months was responsible for bringing $300M+ trading revenue in due course.
Now Lewis runs engineering at, one of the most successful crypto wallets with 67 million users and counting.
In this episode, Lewis Tuff joins Work in Fintech founder Matthew Cheung and founder member Jagraj Singh to help unravel where cryptocurrency is headed, and how students/graduates can get into and make their mark on the industry.
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(00:37) - How do you define Fintech and it's importance?
(01:34) - What skills did you learn at UBS/Goldman Sachs that have helped shape your career the most?
(03:15) - What prompted the decision to leave Goldman Sachs for Revolut?
(07:20) - Are there any key differences you noticed between the working cultures at Revolut and and the likes of Goldman Sachs and UBS?
(11:09) - What advice would you give to students/graduates who want to get involved in the blockchain space?
(13:27) - What 3 things on a CV/application/cover letter would you say help a graduate stand out from the competition when applying for a job?
(16:58) - How do you see cryptocurrency evolving in the form of payments with the recent news that Tesla are now going to be accepting Bitcoin?
(22:44) - How has your perspective on blockchain technology changed from when you first got introduced to it, and how do you see it developing in the future?
(25:59) - How can blockchain technology be more widely adopted in the near future, and are there any certain industries that will benefit the most from the tech?
(29.24) - How do you feel about regulation in the cryptocurrency space?
(30:50) - What areas and opportunities do you see in the blockchain space in the next 3, 5, 10 years?
(34:11) - What advice would you give to your younger self if you could?

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