FTX Adds Gaming Partnerships Lead in Crypto Hiring

Copper.co has appointed a former Citi executive as its COO.

Steve Sadin will assist in the development of FTX’s new gaming unit, which will let gamers to earn, buy, sell, lend, borrow, and trade game assets.

The co-founder of Travelocity wants to assist HOKK Finance transition from a meme token to a DeFi ecosystem.

Exchange of cryptocurrencies As the firm strives to expand its new gaming sector, FTX recruited Steve Sadin as its head of gaming partnerships.

Sadin will work with large gaming brands to assist developers in launching tokens and owning digital assets through FTX’s future crypto-as-a-service platform. FTX Gaming will concentrate on providing creators with the crypto infrastructure they need to allow players to earn, buy, sell, lend, borrow, and trade game assets both within and outside of the games.

Sadin most recently oversaw WB Game’s Boston studio, where he launched Game of Thrones: Conquest, a mobile real-time strategy game.

Copper.co, a crypto custodian based in London, has named Sabrina Wilson as its new chief operations officer.

Wilson was previously the worldwide co-head of Citi’s futures, over-the-counter clearing, and prime brokerage businesses. She has also worked for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Deutsche Bank in various capacities.

Copper.co CEO Dmitry Tokarev said in a statement, “We need individuals like Sabrina who have experience across the world leading traditional financial institutions to align our operations even closer to the needs of accredited investors so it can best contribute to the evolution of global financial infrastructure.”

Valour, a digital asset ETP issuer, has appointed John Sjöberg as its new chief information officer. The firm, which has products focusing on Solana, Polkadot, Cardano, Uniswap, and other cryptocurrencies, has stated that it expects to release more single-asset, crypto basket, and theme ETPs (exchange-traded products) this year.

Sjöberg joins from Nordic Growth Market, a Swedish stock exchange where he was chief technology officer and head of market data.

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure firm, purchased Gem, a crypto API company, and welcomed its CEO, Micah Winkelspecht, as well as a team of engineers and product managers.

“To serve both institutional and retail users of cryptocurrencies, our combined staff and products will be a powerful combination,” Winkelspecht said.

Blockdaemon has raised $207 million in a Series C fundraising round, giving it a post-money worth of $3.25 billion.

Nicole Dyskant has been named worldwide head of legal and compliance at Hashdex, a crypto-focused asset management firm.

Dyskant started Dyskant Advogados, a law practise that represents over 100 asset managers and financial advisers. She also co-founded Compliasset, a Brazilian fund sector regulatory compliance software provider.

As it works to transition from a meme token to a DeFi ecosystem, HOKK Finance has hired Lawrence Hutson as its chief technology officer. The company just introduced an Ethereum aggregator as well as a number of non-fungible tokens that pay a return (NFTs).

Before Expedia bought Travelocity for $280 million in 2015, Hutson co-founded the company and served as its chief technology officer.

Vincent Berk has been named Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer of Quantum Xchange. He formerly served as Riverbed Technologies’ chief technology officer and chief security architect.

Berk joins Quantum Exchange at the start of a multiyear cryptographic shift that will see practically all enterprises replace traditional encryption with quantum-safe solutions, according to CEO Eddy Zervigon.

Symbiont, a blockchain-based financial firm, has hired Silvia Davi as chief marketing and communications officer and Tom DeJarnette as chief people officer.

Davi has worked at companies like Nasdaq, Edelman, Instinet, and Marsh McLennan. She has worked for fintechs Thesys Technologies and 280 CapMarkets in the past, and she is a member of the Museum of American Finance’s advisory board.

DeJarnette was a lead tactical planner and ground force commander through multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as a former consultant for the Voluntary Employee Benefits Association.

Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.

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