Bitfury Strengthens Its Crystal Blockchain Analytics Arm With New CEO And Software Sales Expert

Bitfury Strengthens Its Blockchain Analytics Arm With Experts

Bitfury, a blockchain technology firm focused on securing the Bitcoin blockchain, has announced the addition of two highly experienced professionals to its team.

The former chief marketing officer and co-founder of Element Capital Group, Marina Khaustova, will serve as the CEO of Bitfury’s analytical tool, Crystal Blockchain, while Chris Dickson a former vice president of Americas supervising sales at Panaya, an enterprise software firm, will function as head of software sales at Bitfury, according to reports released on January 22, 2019.

Bitfury Reinforces Its Team

According to sources close to the development, Bitfury has hired two competent hands to man its newly created positions.

Marina Khaustova, a former chief marketing officer and co-founder of Element Capital Group, will add her expertise to Bitfury’s Crystal Blockchain as CEO.

On the other hand, Chris Dickson, who served Panaya, an Israeli software firm for several years, is now the head of software sales at Bitfury.

Commenting on the development, the chief communications officer at Bitfury, John Mercurio reiterated that there has been significant interest in the firm’s software offerings in the past year, making it highly essential for Bitfury to hire experienced hands to take the business to the next level.

In his words:

“Following a year of massive interest in our software products, we are hiring Marina on board to help take it to the next level.”

With several years of experience in the advertising and digital finance sector, serving as an advisor for initial coin offerings (ICO), as well as the founder of several successful firms, including SeoPult, Marina undoubtedly has all it takes to make a significant impact at the firm.

The alumnus of Moscow State University has made it clear that her primary area of focus at her new workplace is to bridge the gap between the cryptospace and the traditional financial industry via compliance.

Bitfury Fostering Bitcoin Adoption

Launched in 2012 as a bitcoin mining startup, Bitfury has since spread its tentacles in the distributed ledger technology (DLT) ecosystem, offering enterprise blockchain solutions and more.

On January 16, 2019, Bitcoin Exchange Guide reported that BTCBIT crypto exchange had joined forces with Bitfury to enable users of its exchange to make bitcoin payments via the Bitcoin Lightning Network.

In related news, in January, Bitfury launched Surround, an open-source project aimed at bringing transparency to the global music industry via blockchain technology.

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