Blockchain Platform BnktotheFuture Adds Charlie Shrem To Boardbr>
Investment platform Bnktothefuture has named bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem to its advisory board for the launch of its BF Token.
Since launching the Bitcoin Foundation in 2012, the controversial Shrem has become one of the world’s most sought-after blockchain experts, speakers, and advisors. Recently, he founded CryptoIQ.co as an educational hub for cryptocurrency newcomers and investors. Shrem himself learned a lesson when he served several years in prison relating to abetting a money-transfer operaton related to the Silk Road network
Shrem’s expertise will play an important role in guiding BnkToTheFuture as it incorporates its BFT token to reward due diligence, deal flow analysis, and investor relations on prospective deals.
“Investing in cryptocurrency has come a long way since the early days of Bitcoin, but there’s still a long way to go in achieving higher industry standards,” said Charlie Shrem. “With BnkToTheFuture, I see a platform that provides professionalism, compliance, and transparency that is unmatched in today’s ecosystem. I look forward to helping BnkToTheFuture continue to grow and strengthen its offering.”
“Our goal in building BnkToTheFuture’s advisory board has been to appoint senior leaders with extensive expertise across the bitcoin, financial technology, and blockchain sectors. As a leading pioneer of cryptocurrency, Charlie has been one of the industry’s most respected and influential advocates,” said Simon Dixon, CEO of BnkToTheFuture. “We are delighted to welcome him on board as we further develop our fully transparent investment platform.”
BnktotheFuture has more than 50,000 qualifying investors and over $270 million invested in rounds listed on its platform, including companies such as Kraken, BitFinex, BitStamp, ShapeShift and others, BnkToTheFuture incorporates blockchain technology to allow for the trading of securities tokens and will issue its own token, BFT, to support deal flow analysis, due diligence, and investor relations on the platform. BnktotheFuture attained its private presale hard cap of $30 million within 15 hours and its BFT token will be available via a token sale starting Friday, February 16 following the whitelisting period from February 6th-13th, 2018.
Shrem joins BnkToTheFuture advisors including Vinny Lingham, Civic CEO; Bo Shen, partner at Fenbushi Capital a VC fund co-founded with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin ; Bill Barhydt, CEO of Abra; Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, CEO and Co-Founder of RSK; Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group, Founder of CoinAgenda, and Co-Founder of BitAngels; Sunny Ray, President of Unocoin; David Johnston, Chairman of Factom and Co-Founder of BitAngels; Li Huo, Director at Huobi Capital; Adam Vaziri, Blockchain lawyer and Director at Diacol; Brian Lio, CEO at Smith + Crown; Matt Chwierut, Researcher at Smith + Crown; Tony Simonovsky, CEO of InsightCryp.to; and Simon Seojoon Kim, CEO of Blockchain Partners Korea.