Former White House CIO Joins COBINHOOD as Strategic Advisor

Tony Scott to advise ZERO fee, high-frequency cryptocurrency platform on blockchain and global regulatory landscape

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COBINHOOD, a next-generation cryptocurrency service platform, which launched on Sept. 13, today announced that former White House CIO Tony Scott has signed on as COBINHOOD’s Chief Strategic Advisor.

“There is a big debate right now about what the international rules should be for new currencies and I don’t think there are good answers yet. I look forward to advising Popo Chen and his team in helping to advance a leading cryptocurrency platform for the Blockchain era.”

Scott was the third U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer, serving from 2015-2017. During his tenure, he was involved in leading various digitalization and Blockchain-themed projects as well as improving the cybersecurity of government. Scott’s 40-year career in information technology includes roles as CIO of VMware, Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company. Today, he leads the Tony Scott Group, which provides IT consulting and advisory services to the public and private sector.

“This is a brave new world. COBINHOOD and I share common goals in advancing the cryptocurrency industry in a way which protect consumers and those who are less informed on the safety and security of investments,” said Scott. “There is a big debate right now about what the international rules should be for new currencies and I don’t think there are good answers yet. I look forward to advising Popo Chen and his team in helping to advance a leading cryptocurrency platform for the Blockchain era.”

“We are extremely honored to have Mr. Scott on our advisory board,” said Popo Chen, COBINHOOD CEO. “He has been at the head of some of the biggest and most admired companies in the world. Today his vision for the future aligns with ours. We agree that the future of cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology is bright, but that regulations and cross border laws are needed to protect investors. This is an exciting time to be in this space and COBINHOOD will benefit greatly from his experience and knowledge.”

Scott currently serves as a research director at the Blockchain Research Institute, a global knowledge network. Scott will provide COBINHOOD guidance surrounding Blockchain technology and the global regulatory landscape. For interested participants, COBINHOOD is currently offering COB tokens through its ICO. The ICO will support the development of its exchange platform as well as the firm’s ICO underwriting services.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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