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Vancouver-based blockchain connecting solutions provider BTL Group announced the appointment of Stella Hall as Head of Marketing and Jonathan Jones as Business Development Manager as a result of the C$15.3 million raised in late November to commence its sales and marketing drive to bring its proprietary blockchain platform Interbit to market.
Dominic McCann, CEO of BTL, said: “We are looking for exceptional sales and marketing people to join our team and help build on our reputation as a leading blockchain technology provider. Stella and Jonathan have impressive experience and I believe they are a perfect fit with both diverse, but relevant technology backgrounds. I warmly welcome them to the team and look forward to working with them to ensure that we achieve widespread adoption of the Interbit platform.”.
Well advanced in developing its sales and marketing strategy, BTL believes that 2018 and beyond will see widespread adoption of blockchain technology and the team wants be a first mover in the space. BTL’s Interbit was built to meet this demand by addressing both the scalability and privacy issues that are considered the technology’s greatest challenges.
With over ten year’s marketing experience, Stella Hall joins the BTL team in London. Hall is a strategic marketeer with enterprise growth experience for leading global brands, having previously been at Salesforce in both San Francisco and London, where she has focused on creating, developing and nurturing dynamic marketing programs that illustrate customer success and foster innovation.
Jonathan Jones joins BTL from Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), where he collaborated with international organisations and agencies, with responsibilities that included building instruments for both scientific and commercial space projects. For over three years, Jones developed an understanding of spacecraft subsystems and worked on some high profile space missions, such as the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Rover and NASA’s THOR TEA project. Jones is a qualified engineer with commercial and sales experience.
BTL is an enterprise technology platform provider that is developing Interbit, a proprietary third generation blockchain platform. Interbit allows companies to greatly reduce risks and costs by securely streamlining existing IT infrastructures. BTL is currently focused in the finance, energy and gaming sectors.
Interbit is a fast, private, and scalable inter-connected blockchain platform, which suite of APIs and smart contracts allows businesses to improve efficiency in trading and operations, accelerate development of internal systems, and embrace new revenue generating opportunities, while providing the high levels of security, resilience and auditability required in regulated enterprise environments.