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Blockchain.com Hires Its Second Highest Profile Staff

Compared to other forms of currency, cryptocurrency is still at its infancy stage. As such, people operating within its boundaries are hard at work to push it to its highest potential. Experts and economists from all over the world have studied the emergence of this new technology and how it will globally affect the economy moving forward.

One such expert is Garrick Hileman, considered as one of the most decorated economists in U.K. and Ireland. Recently, Hileman has been hired by Blockchain.com on May 16 where he was assigned to head a research division geared towards developing the company and the industry as a whole.

By hiring Hileman, Blockchain has brought in its second highest profile face in just weeks. It can be remembered that prior to Hileman’s hiring, former Goldman Sachs executive Breanne Madigan have also been brought in to be the company’s head of institutional sales and strategies. Peter Wilson, the former Google and Facebook executive have also been absorbed by the company, placing him as the VP of Engineering.

Blockchain has said that they’ve seen a record increase in growth in the past year and is intending to triple their manpower by 2018. That’s why all these experts with glowing track records are being brought in just weeks apart.

Returning to Hileman, the influential economist is sporting quite an impressive arsenal of achievements. This includes his development of the first ever course of Cambridge University on blockchain technology, and has lectured extensively on the subject at the esteemed Judge Business School. He has penned numerous valued publications about cryptocurrency such as the 2017 Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study and the 2018 Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study.

Whether Blockchain uses Hileman’s academic or economic expertise remains to be seen. Perhaps they intend to use his wealth of knowledge to further advanced what information the company already have, an edge against their competitors. Whatever the case may be, Blockchain certainly is positioning themselves firmly on the market’s forefront.

In the past, Hileman has described blockchain technology as “nothing short of a miracle,” which it is. The cryptocurrency has grown to the point that it’s even thriving in the luxury industry. Those involved within this sphere use cryptocurrency to settle financial exchanges that would otherwise be much more expensive should they opt to use a traditional banking service.

Multiple influential countries have also recognized cryptocurrency and have begun regulating businesses and exchanges that operate within its market. The U.S., U.K., Japan, South Korea, and several others are among these countries that are taking advantage of the blockchain tech’s rise.

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