Crypto exchange, IronX, has announced the appointment of Dimitris Hatzis as CEO.
The venture, a collaboration between Hong Kong-based blockchain accelerator, EmurgoHK and IronFX, a foreign exchange trading provider, was approved by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in September. Previously, IronX sold 67.6 million tokens in a private sale by invitation, with a market value of $22.3 million. A public token sale began last week.
“Cryptocurrencies are impacting on every individual, country, and organisation in an unprecedented fashion, so IronX’s global role in trading them under a regulated umbrella has never been more important”
“By appointing Mr Hatzis as our new CEO, we have selected a highly experienced and knowledgeable market leader at a time when cryptocurrencies are on the verge of universal adoption” comments Markos A. Kashiouris, Founder and Chairman of IronX.
Hatzis started his career in 1994 at Schroders in London and then moved to Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup in New York. He next became the Head of Regional Banking at Eurobank before transitioning to Head of Leveraged Finance & Complex Restructuring Group. He joined IronFX in January 2013 and still serves as the Group Chief Operating Officer, having responsibility for both front- and back-end operations.
“The pace of technological change is both unpredictable as well as exponential. Cryptocurrencies are impacting on every individual, country, and organisation in an unprecedented fashion, so IronX’s global role in trading them under a regulated umbrella has never been more important,” he comments.
“In the capacity of CEO, I am looking forward to bring the highest level of disruptive enterprise and success to IronX, in the same way as I did at all my previous posts, combining leadership with execution and business development skills.”