Marco Santori Joined Blockchain Info

Creator of SAFT concept became the president and chief legal officer of Blockchain. info
06 February 2018   297

Marco Santori, one of the most famous and influential lawyers in the crypto-currency industry, was appointed the new president and director of the legal department of the British company Blockchain Info, reports CoinDesk.

Blockchain co-founder Nicholas Carey, who previously served as president, will now serve as vice president and will focus on public relations, while Santori will focus on developing further policies and expanding the company.

Marco Santori is known as one of the early advocates of the cryptocurrency industry and provided advisory services to various start-ups in the past. Since November 2016, he served as a partner of the law firm Cooley LLP, where his main focus was on work in the field of corporate blockchain, and later in the ICO sphere.

Working in Cooley LLP, Santory became one of the co-authors of the so-called SAFT concept - a compromise model of raising funds compatible with the legal norms of the stock market, tax laws and the financial services industry in the United States.

However, he himself stresses that his heart always belonged to the bitcoin and its potential in terms of transferring power to the hands of ordinary people.

I’m honored and thrilled to join Blockchain, the leading provider for digital asset software. It’s a compelling opportunity to contribute to a company that is not only achieving unparalleled business success, but also delivering on a powerful mission to create an inclusive financial system from which everyone can benefit.

Marco Santori
CLO, Blockchain info

As Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, noted, Santory will play a strategic role in helping the company meet the growing demand for services. It is about scaling not only legal and regulatory functions, but also corporate development, including acquisitions and new partnerships. 

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   41

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.