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Crypto Exchange ErisX Hires Former Execs. Of Barclays, YouTube, CBOE

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Cryptocurrency trading platform ErisX announced the addition of three top-level officers, who were employees of major companies such as Barclays, YouTube, and CBOE in the process of building a robust, secure, and regulated digital asset platform.

In a statement, the company said it has appointed Robert Thrash as Chief Operating Officer, Arnold Connell as Head of Infrastructure, and John Denza as Business Development Executive.

Thrash, a derivatives executive, 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, an innovative technologist, earlier was at YouTube where he was one of the original creators of YouTubeTV. He also spent 9 years at Google in various roles of responsibility.

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

ErisX offers individuals and institutions a single, innovative platform to access digital asset spot and futures markets.

In December last year, the company had raised $27.5 million from investors including Fidelity Investments, Nasdaq Ventures and Bitmain, among others.

Earlier, US brokerage TD Ameritrade made a strategic investment in ErisX.

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