ErisX brings in big guns ahead of spot launch

“Top performers from financial services and technology domains, alike, are attracted to the opportunity to build an exchange and clearing house from the ground up for a whole new asset class”

Crypto trading outfit ErisX has added three new staff members: Robert Thrash, Chief Operating Officer, Arnold Connell, Head of Infrastructure and John Denza, Business Development Executive.

“ErisX (a reboot of traditional futures market Eris Exchange, which is set to begin support for spot trading in various cryptos) has assembled an impressive team of experts to build the most robust, secure and regulated digital asset platform,” says Thrash. “Leveraging intermediary relationships and their diverse group of investors, ErisX will help both institutional and individual participants access these markets.”

Also of interest: Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin joins ErisX board

Thrash spent the past 12 years at Barclays Investment Bank, most recently as Managing Director and Global Head of Futures Execution Services and Clearing Platform Management. Connell was previously at YouTube where he was one of the original creators of YouTubeTV.  He also spent nine years at Google in various roles.

Denza, meanwhile, was most recently Director, Head of US Sales at Pico Quantitative Trading. He also spent 10 years at BATS Global Markets/CBOE leaving as Director, US Sales Equities and Derivatives.

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