Gemini Exchange Hires First CTO, Robert Cornish, Previously of NYSE
The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange was developed by the infamous Winklevoss twins. In an announcement last week, they stated that they have hired Robert Cornish as their first chief technology officer. Cornish previously worked as the top technology executive at the New York Stock Exchange. The announcement was published on Medium, and they posted a link to the article through Cameron Winklevoss’s verified Twitter account.
We are excited to welcome our first Chief Technology Officer! https://t.co/9BRW8BdQGs
— Gemini (@Gemini) July 6, 2018
Cornish’s role with the company will be to oversee their new SMARTS Market Surveillance technology and Gemini Auctions. This tool will help to predict the price for the futures contracts from Bitcoin on the Cboe. This technology was handed over the Gemini platform after a recent deal that they partnered with Nasdaq to close. This deal will help users to get a fairer and more balanced marketplace.
In a statement from Cameron Winklevoss, he discussed where the platform will go by the end of July. He said,
“He will ensure that Gemini continues to deliver the best platform experience to our customers as possible and set the standards of excellence for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole.”
This is just another way that the Wall Street enthusiasts and investors are using their executive-level knowledge and skill to adapt to the growing cryptocurrency world. In fact, Kraken in San Francisco has hired Steve Hunt, who used to be the CTO for Jump Trading.