While it is true that the cryptocurrency markets aren’t as bullish as they were during late 2017, it doesn’t mean that cryptocurrency-related and blockchain-related companies are doomed, by any means. In fact, there are still companies in the space that are able to hire some of the most talented executives in the world, associated with some of the most successful companies on the planet.
The crypto futures platform ErisX, for example, has just recruited three executives that are respected within the tech sector. The recruitments include individuals that hail from Youtube, Barclays, and Pico Quantitative Trading.
About The Talent
Robert Trash hails from Barclays, a multinational investment bank and financial services firm that is headquartered in London. Although he worked at various positions, he most recently was the managing director of agency derivative services. He now joins ErisX as their chief operating officer (COO). For an idea of how prestigious an institution that Barclays is, it was named the most powerful transnational corporation (in terms of ownership) according to a 2011 paper.
Arnold Connell worked with Google for over a decade before working for Youtube (which Google acquired). It’s hard to deny the power of Youtube, where over 1 billion hours are watched daily around the globe. Connell will be the head of infrastructure at ErisX. John Denza left his position as head of U.S. sales at Pico Quantitative Trading to become a business development executive at ErisX.
A Busy Year
The platform plans on launching spot trading in the second quarter of this year, and the fact that it is a crypto futures platform could mean a lot in terms of institutional money flow. ErisX has already raised millions from high-profile investors such as Fidelity, Bitmain, and more.
ErisX is clearly focused on hiring the best of the best when it comes to the platform. For those who missed it, the platform also hired Michael Trudeau last year, who has overseen global market launches for various exchanges throughout the world.