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Philip Martin

Chief Security Officer, Coinbase

Philip is the Chief Security Officer for Coinbase. In his role, he is responsible for developing the technology, processes and team that safely store one of the world’s largest holdings of cryptocurrency. Under his stewardship, Coinbase has safely held more than $180 billion in crypto on its platform for retail and institutional customers and ecosystem partners, without ever experiencing a breach or loss of customer funds. He is responsible for the team pioneering industry-leading standards for managing private cryptographic keys and sophisticated cybersecurity technologies to safeguard a wide range of crypto assets. 

In addition to his work securing the assets of Coinbase’s customers, Philip also manages the insurance program that covers them in case of a breach. It is one of the largest and most comprehensive policies of its type.  

Prior to Coinbase, Philip built and led the Incident Response and Security Engineering teams at Palantir Technologies, developed new virtual infrastructure at Amazon A9 and spent a decade as a US Army counterintelligence agent, in a range of foreign and domestic roles.