Secure Trading Taps Former LulzSec Hacktivist for Blockchain Project

Secure Trading, one of the world’s most prominent e-commerce digital payment solutions firms, has brought in Mustafa Al Bassam to serve as a security and technology adviser to the company.

At the age of 16, Al Bassam joined the LulzSec hacktivist group under the moniker tFlow, but he is now reformed and is seeking to begin his career in the burgeoning fintech space with Secure Trading.

Al Bassam, who is currently completing his computer science degree at King’s College London, will also be working on Secure Trading’s blockchain project dubbed “Trustery”.

Kobus Paulsen, Chairman of Secure Trading, saw that the future of the digital payments industry was pivoting away from centralized payment networks like PayPal, and into decentralized blockchain-driven digital currencies such as bitcoin.

Paulsen said in the press release:

“Secure Trading was established by looking forward at what the payment industry would be. Having looked at today’s market, it is clear that payments is moving away from credit cards and e-wallets, and towards cryptocurrency technology,”

Paulsen saw great promise in Al Bassam and decided to tap his talent to bring to market a commercial blockchain-based payment system, “There are very few experts in blockchain technology, and we’re very lucky to have Mustafa on board.” said Paulsen.

Besides working on the secretive Trustery blockchain project, Al Bassam will also be engaging with Cognosec as a security adviser, the cyber security arm of Secure Trading.


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