IronX Exchange Adds Paolo Tasca And Tal Cohen To Advisory Board

Job Appointments | December 12, 2018 By:

Crypto exchange IronX has added Dr Paolo Tasca, executive director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies, and Tal Cohen, ex-CEO of Sirin Labs, to its advisory board.

The IronX Exchange is a joint venture between the IronFX Group global online trading platform and EmurgoHK, developers of Cardano (ADA coin).

Dr Paolo Tasca is a digital economist, specializing in P2P financial systems. He served as special advisor on blockchain technologies for the EU Parliament and the United Nations. Dr Tasca is a serial entrepreneur in the blockchain space and is also the founder and executive director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London. Before that role, he was the lead economist on digital currencies and P2P financial systems at Deutsche Bundesbank (Frankfurt).

“Paolo’s first-hand experience with P2P financial systems and blockchain technologies, both from an academic and practitioner point of view, will be of tremendous value to IronX,” said CEO Dimitris Hatzis. “He has a proven track record, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring him into our team.”

Tal Cohen is the co-founder of Compass Blockchain Solutions. Since 2016, he has advised numerous blockchain startups, including Sirin Labs, which raised $157.8 million; Fusion, which raised $60m; and many other projects. Tal was a co-founder and CEO of Sirin Labs for its initial four years of operation. It is an advanced mobile phone and has recently launched its blockchain dedicated phone, Finney.

“Tal brings a range of knowledge and experience from his past blockchain ventures and is highly regarded in the cryptocurrency community,” said Hatzis.

IronX Exchange’s beta version is targeted to go live by the end of December, and the company has extended its IRX token sale until January 15, 2019.

IronX recently received full regulatory licence approval by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

They are also seeking regulatory licences in Gibraltar and Malta.