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ETF vet John Hyland joins crypto index Bitwise as Global Head of ETPs

Bitwise Asset Management, the creator of one of the first cryptocurrency index fund, announced today that it has hired ETF industry legend John Hyland as the firm focuses on developing public vehicles for accessing cryptoassets around the world.

Digital token advisory Element Group announces new hires & New York expansion

Element Group, an advisory firm for digital token capital markets today announced new leadership in its advisory and trading businesses. The new hires include Jonathan Sabbagh as Managing Director; Edward Chin as Managing Director; and David Reich as Managing Director and Global Head of OTC Trading and Risk.

Security token exchange VRBex names Chuck Ocheret as first CTO

Chuck Ocheret, a 30-year software-engineering veteran in the finance, multimedia, and science industries, has joined VRBex, a cryptocurrency exchange and security-token trading platform, as its first chief technology officer, effective immediately, the company announced today.

Former senior official of U.S. CFTC to advise iComply on blockchain securities

iComply Investor Services (iComply), a RegTech software company focused on creating enterprise solutions that reduce the burden of financial, regulatory and compliance requirements, is today announcing that Jeff Bandman has joined the company’s advisory board.

Vishal Karir joins Ethos as Chief Investment Officer from BlackRock

Ethos, a blockchain platform that seeks to make the cryptocurrency market accessible to everyone today greeted Vishal Karir as its Chief Investment Officer. He is backed by over 17 years of investment and technology experience at Morgan Stanley and most recently BlackRock, where he had $1.5 billion in assets under his management.

BitGo welcomes new Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Legal Officer

As part of BitGo’s focus on regulation, the blockchain asset, and bitcoin security company has announced the recent hiring of Shahla F. Ali as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Legal Officer.

Eidoo appoints four top executives from KPMG to lead expansion

Eidoo, the provider of full service cryptocurrency wallet and ICO Engine is today announcing that it has scooped four top-level executives from one of the world’s “Big Four” accountancy firms.

Coinsilium updates on TerraStream TGE progress; appoints mining advisor

Coinsilium Group, the accelerator that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies, has announced the appointment of Richard Lloyd as Mining Industry Sector Advisor to TerraStream, Coinsilium’s Gibraltar registered subsidiary.

Paul Li appointed General Counsel to the OAX Foundation

The OAX Foundation, the not-for-profit entity that supports the development of the OAX decentralized exchange platform has announced the appointment of Paul Li as General Counsel to the OAX Foundation, marking an important stage in the development of the company legal and regulatory function.

MGT Capital ends relationship with John McAfee

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI) today announced the end of its business relationship with legendary cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee. Since August 2017, Mr. McAfee had served as Chief Cybersecurity Visionary of MGTI, guiding the development of the company’s cybersecurity business, including Sentinel, an enterprise-class network intrusion detector released in October 2017 and the previously announced privacy phone.

Cryptocurrency accounting service Verady welcomes Bo Shen to Board

Verady, a cryptocurrency accounting and audit technology service today announced Bo Shen, founder of Fenbushi Capital and Blockasset Fund, has joined the Board of Directors along with making a personal investment in the company.

IOHK’s Charles Hoskinson joins StormX as Senior Advisor

StormX, the blockchain token-powered adtech and micro-task innovators, has today announced that Charles Hoskinson, CEO of leading blockchain research and development company Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), has joined the StormX Board of Advisors.

Bitfury announces new Chief Technology Officer

The Bitfury Group, a leading full-service blockchain technology company has announced the hiring of Marc Witzke as its new Chief Technology Officer. “Marc Witzke is a renowned engineer and technical expert with a passion for bitcoin and blockchain technology,” said Valery Vavilov, CEO of the Bitfury Group.

Cryptocurrency firm BlockTower Capital hires Goldman Sachs Executive

BlockTower Capital, a leading institutional cryptocurrency investment firm, today announced that Michael Bucella has joined as the new Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development.

Blockchain bank BABB appoints former CIO of UK Challenger Bank

Blockchain-based banking startup BABB (Bank Account Based Blockchain) has appointed banking technology veteran, Paul Johnson who previously led one of the UK’s leading challenger banks, Aldermore, as CIO to spearhead the development of its decentralized bank.
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