One of many oldest crypto exchanges, Bitstamp at present introduced that it has appointed Julian Sawyer because the agency’s new CEO, who was Gemini crypto change’s Managing Director for Europe. Sawyer will probably be taking up from Bitstamp founder, Nejc Kodrič, who will now stay as a member of Bitstamp’s Board of Administrators, in a non-executive position. Bitstamp mentioned they selected Sawyer after a worldwide search to seek out Nejc Kodrič’s “successor.” This concept took root after Kodrič himself determined to transition right into a “much less hands-on position” after being with Bitstamp for the previous 9 years.
Bitstamp’s new CEO, Sawyer, can be an advisor to the board of the main Australian challenger financial institution. His earlier roles started in conventional finance because the co-founder of Starling Financial institution, the place he served as Chief Working Officer till 2019. In response to Bitstamp:
Julian’s experience within the complexities of world finance makes him uniquely suited to guide Bitstamp into its subsequent chapter. He understands the chances that cryptocurrency holds for the world and the right way to combine it with current monetary buildings.
Sawyer will probably be becoming a member of the Bitstamp group at a time of the agency’s speedy developments amongst which its implementation of a brand new matching engine constructed by Nasdaq had grabbed headlines. With this transfer, Bitstamp grew to become the primary main fiat to crypto change with an identical engine that will be on par with conventional exchanges.
The change had additionally been in information for the itemizing of GBP in Could this yr which adopted the itemizing of different digital belongings. In response to knowledge from CoinMarketCap, Bitstamp is the sixth largest crypto change when it comes to buying and selling quantity whereas Sawyer’s ex-employer Gemini ranked 22nd on the checklist, on the time of writing.