Distributed Credit Chain (DCC), a Hong Kong-based blockchain company developing a distributed banking public chain, has appointed Matthew Chang, Managing Director at KKR, as an advisor to the project. As part of his role within DCC, Chang will provide strategic counsel and lend expertise in finance and consulting.
Gibraltar Stock Exchange Group (GSX), including its GBX subsidiary, has appointed Andrew Pal as its new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). The company said the move “personifies the group’s commitment to the APAC region, to blockchain technology, and to the GBX mission.”
The company is aiming to develop even further into the Asia-Pacific region.
Stryking Entertainment GmbH has signed Ballon d’Or winner and former FIFA World Footballer of the Year Luís Figo as its brand ambassador for their platform.
Stryking specializes in sports fan engagement and monetization by combining the real and virtual world to create interaction opportunities for fans,
The Poseidon Foundation, a non-profit that empowers individuals to offset the carbon impact of their lifestyle choices using blockchain technology to integrates carbon markets into everyday retail transactions at the point-of-sale, has named four new people to its board of advisors.
Poseidon allows users to direct funds to individual projects and share their positive impact with friends via social media platforms.
Earn.com co-founder and CEO Balaji Srinivasan will become Coinbase’s first chief technology officer as part of a reported $100 million takeover by the digital currency exchange.
Before Earn, which lets users send and receive tokens for replying to emails and completing tasks, Srinivasan was a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Freight company Polaris Transportation Group of Ontario, Canada has appointed Dave Brajkovich as chief technology officer, a newly created position. Since 2015, Brajkovich served on Polaris’s board of directors. He will be based out of the Polaris head office facility in Mississauga, ON and will report directly to president Dave Cox.
KoreConX, a platform for private companies to manage their capital market activity and communications, has named Kiran Garimella, Ph.D as chief scientist and CTO. Garimella will lead the development and strategy for the KoreConX platform and help integrate blockchain and \ artificial intelligence (AI) within the software.
Slync has added international supply chain expert Thomas Wrobleski to its board of directors. Wrobleski, formally the EVP of Global Strategic Accounts at Chainalytics, brings extensive supply chain and large-scale business transformation experience to his new role.
“The incredible complexity inherent in today’s international shipping industry makes the market ripe for disruption,” said Wrobleski.
Consulting and accounting firm Deloitte has named Linda Pawzuk as its new blockchain projects head. .
Pawczuk previously ran the company’s insurance sector blockchain projects. She will become the new head of the Deloitte U.S. Financial Services Industry Blockchain group, in charge of advancing the company’s blockchain projects and creating new business models.
Lendingblock has appointed Luca Sbardella as Chief technology officer. The company is an open exchange for cryptocurrency loans.
Sbardella is an experienced software engineer and quant developer, having worked as a CTO, lead software engineer and senior quant developer at BAML, BMLL Technologies and Citigroup.