Behind Company Lines

Sean Bennett, CTO & co-founder of Stronghold

April 24, 2023 Hosts Julian Torres and Mike Townsend, sponsored by Otter Labs Episode 251
Behind Company Lines
Sean Bennett, CTO & co-founder of Stronghold
Show Notes

Sean Bennett is the co-founder of Stronghold, a leading financial infrastructure company that provides fast, secure, and accessible financial services through a simple API. Stronghold, recently named a Forbes Fintech 50 company, makes payments quicker and easier while maintaining regulatory compliance and interoperability between payment systems. Sean is a renowned technology expert in the digital currency space, having designed and executed some of the first distributed cross-border transactions of sovereign currencies. 

In 2013, Sean started building stablecoin technology on Ripple to streamline the remittances process after experiencing its obstacles firsthand. Passionate about the power of digital currencies, he left medical school in 2014 to found Coinex Gateway. Coinex Gateway empowered consumers to move fiat currency via the Ripple and Stellar networks - in doing so, Sean helped build Ripple and Stellar’s first stablecoins (USD, AUD, and NZD). Sean continued innovating on the Stellar network by designing a remittance gateway that could solve the issues millions face when sending money home to their families. There, he met Tammy Camp (who was leading growth efforts at Stellar). They decided to found Stronghold to develop payments and financial infrastructure for all.

Sean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Otago and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Massey University.


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