Hong Kong’s Huobi Group, a blockchain asset solutions provider, has appointed former OKEx CEO Chris Lee as Board Secretary and VP of global business development. In this role, Lee will lead Huobi Group’s global mergers and acquisitions strategy and oversee the development of international teams.
Presearch is a decentralized, community-driven search engine built on the blockchain and seeking to disrupt the multi-billion dollar Internet search industry. It has now added privacy watchdog Dylan Curran as an advisor.
Curran recently garnered global media attention after posting a Twitter thread exposing personal data stored by Google and Facebook.
JP Morgan Chase has named Oli Harris as head of its cryptocurrency strategy and Quorum. The appointment was announced by Umar Farooq, the financial firm’s head of blockchain initiatives. Quorum is an enterprise blockchain platform that’s open source.
Harris has been with JP Morgan since January 2014.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Caryn E. Kauffman has been named the agency’s chief financial officer (CFO). Kauffman has served as Acting CFO since February 2017. The CFO plays a key role in making sure SEC resources are effectively allocated to the activities that best accomplish the agency’s mission.
Cryptocurrency broker Sequant Capital has hired Erik Wilgenhof Plante as its new chief compliance officer. He brings more than 22 years experience in financial services, risk, and compliance to the job. He is tasked with improving regulatory compliance in the cryptocurrency sector.
Plante previously held senior roles in the banking sector,
Blockchain e-commerce site Fanfare is adding Kenneth Oh as an advisor. Oh is a practicing lawyer and senior partner with Dentons Rodyk & Davidson’s Distributed Ledger & Blockchain Practice, Corporate Practice, as well as China/Indonesia Practices.
In legal practice for close to two decades, he specializes in corporate finance – advising on venture capital,
Blockchain developer Block.one has appointed FinTech lawyer Lee A. Schneider as its global general counsel, effective June 4. Schneider will be responsible for all of the company’s legal affairs and will be involved in its regulatory and compliance initiatives.
Schneider joins after leading the blockchain practices at two major international firms,
CashBet, a blockchain gaming platform, has hired Tarun Gaur as VP of engineering, Jeremie Kanter as VP of compliance, and Kyle Piasecki as casino manager. Founded in 2012, CashBet is a mobile-first gaming platform supporting more than 450 games.
The new appointments to CashBet’s executive team follow the successful completion of its CashBet Coin (CBC) token sale.
Element Group, an advisory firm for the digital token capital markets, has named Jonathan Sabbagh, Edward Chin and David Reich as managing directors, with Reich adding the title of global head of OTC trading and Risk.
Element Group’s New York practice is focused on providing advisory,
Cryptocurrency point-of-sale solution provider Pundi X has appointed Microsoft and ethereum veteran David Ben Kay as its new chief legal counsel.
Ben Kay helped establish over 250 companies, including Microsoft’s China subsidiary, which he helped set up in the early 1990s. He later joined Microsoft China as general counsel in 2003 and led the company’s work on intellectual property,