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Chain of Points Adds Internet Pioneer and iPayYou Founder Gene Kavner to Board of Advisors

Chain of Points, creators of the groundbreaking Blockchain-based platform incentivizing participation in loyalty programs, today announced the appointment of Gene Kavner to the company’s Board of Advisors.

Kavner is CEO and Founder of iPayYou.io, the world’s easiest, safest and most useful bitcoin wallet for consumers. He will collaborate alongside Irene Katzela, Ph.D. and CEO of Chain of Points.

Kavner is a veteran software developer and digital marketer who previously served as an Amazon.com executive, where he was Worldwide Director of the Amazon Associates program and led the world’s largest internet affiliate program.

“I am honored to join the Chain of Points Board,” said Kavner. “Chain of Points is the clear leader in the Blockchain-loyalty market and has realized tremendous growth over the past few months. I look forward to working with the company’s management team to drive Chain of Points in the market as an essential component of the retail and loyalty industry.”

Prior to founding iPayYou.io, Gene was one of the chief architects of Microsoft MSN, working on the platform from its inception and building it out to a point where it became to the fourth most popular website in the United States. Additionally, Gene served as Principal Architect and Director of Software Development for Expedia Lodgings, leading a team in the USA and China.

“Gene has been a proven leader and innovator in the retail and crypto industries. His knowledge and diverse background will be instrumental as we continue to grow,” said Irene Katzela, Chain of Points CEO. “I am beyond excited that Gene is joining our Board of Advisors and cannot wait to see what the future holds.”

A serial entrepreneur, Gene has founded numerous companies and built experienced technical teams in several verticals. His deep understanding of technology and consumer behavior led to the launch of iPayYou.io and the achievement of making Bitcoin accessible to the everyday consumer.

For more information on Chain of Points, please visit chainofpoints.com.

Richard Kasteleinhttps://www.the-blockchain.com
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, the Netherlands where he has set down his anchor to raise a family and write. Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015) and director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He has written over 2500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published in Harvard Business Review, Venturebeat, Wired, The Guardian and a number of other publications. Kastelein has an Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute software and Technology. He has over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology at over 50 events in 30+ cities.
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