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Law firm partner Marco Santori joins Blockchain as President
Bitcoin wallet startup Blockchain has announced that Marco Santori is joining the company as President and Chief Legal Officer.
Santori joins from law firm Cooley LLP, where he was a partner and led the global financial technology practice. He is most recently known as an author of the Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) Project Whitepaper, which has set the standard for mitigating investor and consumer risks associated with Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Santori is also an advisor to the International Monetary Fund, and the Blockchain Ambassador for the State of Delaware.
“Marco has a breadth and depth of knowledge that is unmatched and I couldn’t think of a better person to focus entirely on our expansion efforts and strategy as we continue to serve our millions of users globally,” said Peter Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Blockchain.
Santori will take on the role of President from Co-Founder Nicolas Cary. He will focus on building the company’s compliance, legal and corporate development teams as well as lead the charge to bring new products to market.
“I’m honored and thrilled to join Blockchain, the leading provider for digital asset software,” said Marco Santori. “It’s a compelling opportunity to contribute to a company that is not only achieving unparalleled business success, but also delivering on a powerful mission to create an inclusive financial system from which everyone can benefit.”
As Vice Chairman, Cary will be involved in day-to-day operations as well as Blockchain’s public affairs and external relations. In particular, he said that he will work towards building the company’s brand in key regions like India and educating more people on the benefits of digital assets.