Blockchain intelligence company Elliptic, who work on identifying illicit activity on the bitcoin blockchain in conjunction with law enforcement agencies and financial institutions, has announced four appointments to its Board of Advisors: David Harris, Martine Niejadlik, Richard Brown and Nadav Rosenberg.
Harris has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange Stock Exchange, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Stock Exchange, md brings an expertise in building and leading large financial institutions.
Niejadlik established herself as a leading expert in anti-money laundering (AML) and blockchain regulation whilst employed as Chief Compliance Officer at Coinbase. Before this appointment, Niejadlik also ran risk management teams at PayPal, eBay and Amazon, and was a lead developer of the FICO score.
Having served in an advisory role to Elliptic since 2013, Brown is currently Head of Technology at R3 CEV, the consortium of global banks which has been in the news a great deal as it aims to design and deliver advanced blockchain technologies to global financial markets. Brown was previously the Executive Architect for Industry Innovation and Business Development for IBM’s Banking and Financial Markets business in the UK.
Elliptic hopes to gain valuable experience in corporate and business development strategy, especially in fast-growing technology companies, from Rosenberg who was Managing Director of Europe Operations at Taboola.com, and as a senior executive and Regional Director Groupon UK & IR.
CEO of Elliptic, Dr. James Smith, said, “We have carefully and thoughtfully selected these advisors, and we are humbled to be working with them. Each advisor is among the very best in the world at their discipline, and each brings a unique strategic perspective to Elliptic.”
Elliptic believes that these new appointments represent expertise in four key areas: leading large financial institutions; AML and regulation; blockchain applications and growth strategy. It is expected that this will prove invaluable to Elliptic whilst working in the blockchain community.