XTRD Onboards Venture Capitalist Steven Nerayoff as Strategic Advisor - The Industry Spread

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XTRD Onboards Venture Capitalist Steven Nerayoff as Strategic Advisor

July 17, 2018
Steven Nerayoff, XTRD Strategic Advisor
Steven Nerayoff, XTRD Strategic Advisor

XTRD, a technology startup company building infrastructure for cryptocurrency institutional investors through the use of Wall Street’s mature technology has announced the appointment of Blockchain Venture Capitalist, Steven Nerayoff as a Strategic Adviser. 

Steven Nerayoff is known as one of the creators of the framework for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and token sale architect of the Ethereum project from its initial days. He will advise XTRD as the company starts to launch its FIX-based multi-exchange API and will also help in onboarding institutional clients for the initial trials of their complete trading platform.

Mr Steven is a prolific serial entrepreneur and blockchain pioneer has founded several blockchain-based companies through his firms, Maple Ventures and Alchemist Ventures in Silicon Valley and New York City. His firms primarily focus on newer technologies and payment systems. He is the attorney and inventor of 20 international patents.

Steven is instrumental in defining the industry standard and his deep knowledge of the cryptocurrency space and his innovative work as the legal architect of Ethereum’s successful token sale continues to be the basic structure used throughout the world. He coined the terms “utility”, specifically using the concept of “Gas” or “Fuel” for legal purposes.

XTRD is currently live with its first product which uses the unified FIX API to take an industry standard technology used within the financial industry for over 25 years and is introducing it to the cryptocurrency market. Mr Steven’s deep knowledge of the space will help in securing growth and is also vital for the company’s future.

Alexander Kravets, CEO of XTRD,  commenting on the appointment: 

“Steve is a legend in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency and to have him onboard with us as we begin to onboard major strategic partners is incredible and truly an honour. It’s also a huge testament to our project and the grand vision we have for a person like him to recognize the potential in our future and we are humbled by that.”

Steven Nerayoff also added: “XTRD is a fantastic project that is potentially solving one of the biggest challenges in cryptocurrency and providing a mechanism that brings institutional investors into the crypto. What’s more, the team backing them up have the experience, connections, and technical background to make it happen.”

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