Financial technology pioneer Bob Lee, who developed the mobile payment platform Cash App, was stabbed to death in San Francisco on Tuesday, his family said. he was 43 years old.
San Francisco police statement The police were called in regarding the stabbing in the downtown area around 2:35 a.m. and found a 43-year-old man with stab wounds.
He was then taken to a local hospital, but died from his injuries.
“No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing,” police said.
Officers did not release the victim’s name, but his family identified him in a Facebook statement.
“I just lost my best friend” Rick Lee I have written about his son.
“Bobby worked harder than anyone and was the smartest person I ever knew. Everyone who knew him will miss him,” he added.
Tim Oliver Lee: ‘Very sad and disappointed to lose my brother’ I have written“He really was the best of us. I was so lucky to grow up with him. I feel like I lost a part of myself.”
Joshua Goldbard, CEO of payments company Mobilecoin, where Lee worked as chief product officer, also confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Lee has passed away.
“Our dear friend and colleague Bob Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 43. He was survived by a loving family and a close group of friends and collaborators,” Goldbard said in a statement.
“Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature. Bob was real,” he added. “He was made for the world that was being born. He was a dream kid. Whatever he imagined, no matter how crazy, he made it real.”
Lee started work He joined Google in 2004 as a Staff Software Engineer and quickly worked on the Android mobile operating system.
In 2010, Lee began working at Square as its first Chief Technology Officer. Square is an e-commerce company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and now known as Block.
So Lee created what is now known as Cash App, which allows users in the US and UK to send money to each other via mobile phones.
and podcast interviewLee says he created the service as a side project. This was because he was frustrated with how difficult it was to withdraw money from PayPal, and he believed there was a market for peer-to-peer payments.
As a father, he also said he would like to be able to pay his child’s babysitter without having to stop at an ATM and withdraw cash.
“It was a lot of fun. It was a great learning experience and it was interesting to have a fresh perspective and question the assumptions other people are making,” Lee said.
“The best ideas are not obvious until they are, and then they become very obvious,” he said.
Lee later joined MobileCoin, first as an investor and advisor and later as the company’s chief product officer.
“Bob certainly had an impact that lasted well beyond his brief time on Earth,” Goldbard said. The real resume is the heart and mind he touched on earth.Bob’s legacy is his sense that hard work can make a difference and, of course, his wonderful children.”