Toronto Stock Exchange hires Ethereum founder to study the blockchain tech

Innovation | March 7, 2016 By:

The Toronto Stock Exchange announced it has appointed Anthony Di Iorio as chief digital officer.

Anthony Di Iorio is one of the founders of Ethereum – the next big thing after Bitcoin. He is also the founder of Kryptokit and Decentral along with being a key member of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada.

“Blockchain is a disruptive technology,” said Jean Desgagne, chief executive of TMX’s Global Enterprise Services, noting that major changes could result from its potential adoption. “We’re focused on it, we’re going to learn.”

Toronto Stock Exchange is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. As of February 2015, it has the greatest number of security listings of any exchange in North America and has the second-most listings worldwide.