Full-service blockchain technology company the Bitfury Group has announced today the appointment of veteran journalist and senior communications strategist John Mercurio as Deputy Global Chief Communications Officer.
Mercurio’s appointment expands Bitfury’s seasoned team of communications experts, who are working with the global blockchain community to expand public understanding and appreciation for this game-changing innovation.
Before joining Bitfury, Mercurio served in senior strategic roles at Purple Strategies and Burson-Marsteller, where he built and executed communications campaigns and provided senior counsel on crisis communications.
Mercurio, who will report to Jamie Smith, Global Chief Communications Officer of The Bitfury Group, said:
“John is a world-class talent with a passion for 360 media engagement and blockchain technology because it works for the people and by the people – we are so lucky to have him on our team.”
Mercurio previously served as Executive Editor of the National Journal’s Hotline, where he also wrote a weekly column on politics. During his time at the National Journal, he was a political commentator who appeared frequently on all major TV networks and cable news channels. He also participated in the U.S. State Department’s Public Diplomacy program, through which he spoke to groups around the world.
Mercurio also served as CNN’s political editor, where he conducted and managed the network’s reporting on U.S. politics and government and provided on-air analysis for the CNN News Group. Mercurio was also a politics reporter with Roll Call, the Washington Times and the Journal Newspapers.
Mercurio graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. He lives in Washington, DC.
Valery Vavilov, CEO of the Bitfury Group stated:
“We are honored that John has joined Bitfury and know he will be a great fit with our ninja mentality of working 24/7 to develop solutions that deliver around the world.”