New York City-based Bitcoin exchange network Coinsetter announced the hiring of Kyle Kemper as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development.
In addition to his role at Coinsetter and Cavirtex, Canada’s largest Bitcoin exchange, Kemper continues to be Executive Director of Canada’s Bitcoin Alliance, an advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness of Bitcoin.
Kemper was a founder of the Bitcoin Strategy Group, a lobbying organization for digital currency in Canada. In April 2014, Kemper testified in front of the Canadian Senate to advocate for clarity in digital currency regulation. During the session, Kemper and colleagues including former Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien demonstrated the purchase of bitcoins through various mediums. Kemper apparently continues to serve as a frequent advisor to the Canadian Senate on matters related to digital currency.
Previously, Kemper served as Head of Tipping at ChangeTip, a VC-backed social payment service that allows users to send money on any platform, at any time, with no fees and no minimums. Additionally, Kemper served as Vice President of Business Development at Cavirtex under its previous management.
Before joining the Bitcoin industry, Kemper was Co-Founder of WickidApps, a mobile application development firm, and served as a venture capital analyst at BDC.
Kemper is also politically connected. His mother was married to former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Kemper is also the half-brother of Justin Trudeau, the current leader of the Canadian Liberal Party who is polling well in the Canadian federal election campaign.
Coinsetter CEO Jaron Lukasiewicz said:
Kyle has already made a noticeable impact on Coinsetter through his interaction with our customers, which helps drive our product development. We have a substantial announcement for market makers in the pipeline this month thanks to his contributions.
As SVP of Global Business Development, Kyle will lead important verticals of Coinsetter’s growth and be a point of contact for new customers on our exchange. If you actively use Coinsetter or are thinking about starting, I encourage you to chat with him..
Regarding his new employer, Kemper commented:
Over the next couple years we will help bridge the gap between legacy financial systems and the digital currency revolution. Coinsetter’s focus on security, Wall Street-grade trading technology, customer-service, and regulatory compliance serve to provide a foundation for long-term sustainable growth.
Founded in 2012, Coinsetter is positioning itself as a Bitcoin exchange network for traders, offering high uptime, low latency trading and Securicoin enterprise security. The company provides margin trading to all customers. In April 2014, Coinsetter acquired Cavirtex, Canada’s oldest and largest bitcoin exchange.