BnkToTheFuture Brings Charlie Shrem on Board for ICO, Whitelisting Ends Today

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Bitcoin pioneer, Charlie Shrem has joined financial technology investment platform BnkToTheFuture as advisor, in the run up to its initial coin offering (ICO), the company announced on Friday. BnkToTheFuture reached its private presale hard cap of USD 30 million within 15 hours. Its BFT token will be available via a token sale starting Feb 16, 2018. Whitelisting for the ICO ends today. 

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One of the most sought-after blockchain experts, Shrem is a founding board member of the Bitcoin Foundation. In 2011, he co-founded the now-defunct startup BitInstant. His most recent enterprise is, an educational hub for cryptocurrency newcomers and investors.

“Investing in cryptocurrency has come a long way since the early days of Bitcoin, but there’s still a long way to go in achieving higher industry standards,” said Shrem, in a statement. “With BnkToTheFuture, I see a platform that provides professionalism, compliance, and transparency that is unmatched in today’s ecosystem. I look forward to helping BnkToTheFuture continue to grow and strengthen its offering.”

Cayman Islands-registered BnkToTheFuture claims to be the largest global online investment platform focused exclusively on fintech, bitcoin and blockchain ventures. According to its statement, the platform is in line with international financial regulations and over USD 270 million has been invested on it to date. Those listed include BitFinex, BitStamp, Kraken and ShapeShift.

BnkToTheFuture will incorporate blockchain technology to allow for the trading of securities tokens and will issue its own token, BFT, to support deal flow analysis, due diligence and investor relations on the platform, said the satement.

According to the statement, Shrem joins a list of BnkToTheFuture advisors that includes Vinny Lingham, Civic CEO; Bo Shen, partner at Fenbushi Capital; Bill Barhydt, CEO of Abra; Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, CEO and co-founder of RSK; Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group, founder of CoinAgenda, and co-founder of BitAngels; Sunny Ray, president of Unocoin; David Johnston, chairman of Factom and co-founder of BitAngels; Li Huo, director at Huobi Capital; Adam Vaziri, blockchain lawyer and director at Diacol; Brian Lio, CEO at Smith + Crown; Matt Chwierut, researcher at Smith + Crown; Tony Simonovsky, CEO of; and Simon Seojoon Kim, CEO of Blockchain Partners Korea.


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Ken Silva is a journalist who covers the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

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