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Lendingblock is a platform that facilitates peer-to-peer borrowing and lending of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The first cross-blockchain crypto-to-crypto based platform, we are revolutionsing the cryptomarket by bringing securities lending and institutional grade capabilities to the cryptoeconomy. With private investors including AlphaBlock, GlobalBlockchain, Astronaut Capital and Fengshui Capital, Lendingblock has …Read more...
Lendingblock is a platform that facilitates peer-to-peer borrowing and lending of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The first cross-blockchain crypto-to-crypto based platform, we are revolutionsing the cryptomarket by bringing securities lending and institutional grade capabilities to the cryptoeconomy. With private investors including AlphaBlock, GlobalBlockchain, Astronaut Capital and Fengshui Capital, Lendingblock has met its private sale investment targets. Founded by a team of experts from the fintech, and traditional trading space including Deloitte, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, crypto-enthusiasts and blockchain experts, Lendingblock is a critical innovation for the future of the financial landscape....Read less
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Lendingblock Additional Info
CEO and Co-Founder
Steve Swain is an experienced financial services technology professional, with outstanding record built during 15 years hands-on management roles with top-tier global banks, including Lehman, Credit Suisse, Macquarie and UBS, followed by 5 years as a big-4 technology consulting partner focused on financial services. He has spent his time working advising institutions on regulatory technology and fintech in London, New York and Sydney. Steve has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Adelaide
COO and Co-Founder
Linda Wang is a serial entrepreneur and product designer. She began working as a blockchain product designer and technology consultant in 2014 building out Deloitte's blockchain proposition and smart identity protocol. She was accepted into Europe's leading deep tech accelerator for technical talents, Entrepreneur First. Her first start-up, a lending platform for mortgages, received seed funding and she has since worked for Tokencard, building strategic partnerships with blockchain institutions. Linda holds a BA and MA (Cantab) in Land Economy from Cambridge University and a MSc in Computer Science from UCL. She is an enthusiastic crypto investor and enjoys deep-dives into the latest distributed ledger research.
Chief Technology Officer
Luca is an experienced software engineer and quant developer. He has worked as a CTO, lead software engineer and senior quant developer at BAML, BMLL Technologies and Citigroup. During this time, he has had extensive experience as a senior quantitive developer on trading desks working closely on interest rate options and exotics. Prior to this he was was a Hedge Fund Manager at Investec, developing the technology and algorithmic part of a quantitive hedge fund product. Luca has also been a trader himself, trading in currency, currency options and fixed income for Ulpia SA, JWM Partners and Nomura. Luca holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics Calculus and Computing and a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics from Imperial College London.
Bryan Du is an experienced financial services professional with substantial experience in product and change management. He joins us from Credit Suisse where he designed, managed and built electronic trading systems working directly with the trading and technology teams. He spent years working at global investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS where he built extensive product management experience across Rates and Credit electronic and algorithmic trading. He has also worked as a management consultant focused on designing and implementing etrading risk frameworks and setting up 1st line of defence for investment bank’s trading business. Bryan holds an Msc in Investment Management from Cass Business School and Computer Science with ICT Management from Manchester University.
Full stack Ethereum Engineer
Julien is a full stack developer having built the technology at two previous startups in ecommerce and recruitment technology. Most recently, he has developed Dapps on Ethereum and set up a Monero blockchain fork. Previously, Julien worked as capital markets broker, collateral management software developer and as a financial engineer in Société Générale's investment banking division covering cross asset structured investment and financing products.
Qing Xian Lee
Smart Contract and DApp Developer
QX was previously the cofounder of Codetract, an Ethereum smart contract development company. Previously, he was also the founder of blockchain R&D company. Prior to working with blockchain technologies, QX was an Analyst at Deutsche Bank and has a BSc in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
US Business Development Manager
Damian has extensive financial experience spanning 20 years. Damian began his career as an equity derivatives trader at Nomura Securities, specializing in arbitrage. He has also been an OTC equity market maker and in 1998 worked as Steve Cohen’s equity trader at SAC Capital. Mr. Williams has been a partner, portfolio manager and managing director at several New York based hedge funds. He has also been a principal and managing partner at two funds, a long/short equity fund and a real estate fund. Damian has also invested in early technologies including robotics and blockchain. Mr. Williams earned a BS summa cum laude from Mercy College and an MA and Ed.M in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University.
Alberto is a Ph.D researcher in Security Engineering at University College London (UCL). His research interest lies in privacy enhancing technologies, distributed ledgers, and FPGA-based security applications. He has a special interest in privacy-preserving machine learning and hardware accelerators for IoT security. In the past, he worked on numerical calculations and simulations for physics-related problems (plasma physics, category theory, symmetry groups). Alberto holds a master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), a master degree in Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies (KIT), and a third master degree in Information Security from University College London (UCL).
Andrew co-founded Funding Circle Limited in 2009 and served as its Global Head of Credit and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew was responsible for risk management and compliance, having worked extensively in this area previously. He worked at major investment banks Nomura and Citigroup. Also a consultant at Ernst & Young where he advised financial institutions, Government and regulators on risk management and regulation; including a major UK bank on its SME credit models.
Financial risk and institutional sales Advisor
Charlie was the Group Chief Risk Officer at IG Markets, market leader in providing on-line trading platforms for retail derivatives traders with cryptocurrency trading capabilities. He led the independent risk function that oversees control of the firm’s market, credit and operational risk exposures, and the firms regulatory capital adequacy. Prior to joining IG, Charlie spent 4 years as Head of Operational Risk Control for UBS Investment Bank, running a team of risk controllers supporting the Investment Bank globally. Prior to this Charlie worked for PWC as risk management consultant supporting global clients in a wide range of risk, capital and liquidity management projects, including several assignments to assist clients with risk remediation programmes arising from the Global Financial Crisis. Charlie also served as an officer in the British Army prior to joining the FS industry.
Kinglsey is a data scientist and an active investor focused deep tech infrastructure projects in the ICO and blockchain space. He is very well connected in the space and has currently made investments into more than 20 ICO projects. He has previously worked for IBM, Uber, Airbnb and BNP Paribas. He was an alumnus of Entrepreneur First and has degrees from University of Melbourne, LSE and Stanford. Founded deep AI startup and sold stake to VCs including founder of Skype. Blockchain researcher and early stage investor.
JJ manages all aspects of the Lendingblock community. He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and made his first bitcoin investment in 2014. Since then, he has following the space as part of an active member of the crypto community.
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