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CVA Appoints New Head of Communications

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The Crypto Valley Association announces a change in leadership, appointing Samuel Dionne as the new Head of Communications, replacing Ian Simpson on the aforementioned position.

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After having served as Chair of the CVA Communications Working Group and Head of Communications since June 2018, Ian Simpson has decided to accept a new role at Bitcoin Suisse AG in Zug and as a result, step down from his operational involvement in the CVA and pass the torch over to Samuel Dionne.

“I believe that communications continues to play a pivotal role in the work that the Crypto Valley Association does in building and supporting the blockchain ecosystem in Switzerland and beyond. I’m sure that Samuel will do an excellent job in supporting the Association’s community and telling the story of its members. I look forward to remaining part of that narrative now with Bitcoin Suisse, Crypto Valley’s oldest crypto-financial services company,” said Ian Simpson.

Samuel Dionne is bringing his extensive knowledge of blockchain communities along with him. A veteran in communications of the Canadian Armed Forces and Founder of Gremis, an emerging fintech public relations firm, Samuel has been involved in various Swiss enterprises, such as SEBA Crypto AG and the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce. 

“Ian has done a wonderful job during his time in position, setting up a structure which will allow us to build from. It is an honour for me to take over the communications of the Association and join a group of such talents,” Samuel commented.

“My goal will remain relatively untouched from the current one: truthfully communicate the happenings and actions taking place within the ecosystem to our growing community. I intend to continue the great work that my predecessor started and push it forward, with a touch of my own,” he added.

The board is wishing success to Ian in his new role and welcomes Samuel to the team.

Weekly Twitter Summary (2019-08-04 – 2019-08-10)

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Crypto Valley Association releases the Digital Finance SRO project for independent implementation

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Angelica Bienz assumes the lead role in developing an independent Digital Finance SRO

The CVA under the lead of Mattia Rattaggi has developed a project and an implementation plan for an SRO dedicated to the needs of the digital/crypto finance.  The CVA has gone through an official selection process to identify private sector parties interested in driving the SRO to an independent and commercially self-sustainable association. It is now pleased to announce that Angelica Bienz has been selected to implement the project and lead the SRO.  The BoD of the CVA wishes her success in her endeavor.

CVA President Daniel Haudenschild commented, “I am very pleased that the SRO project will be implemented as an independent and commercially self-sustainable association within the Cryptovalley ecosystem by Angelica Bienz.  Such market infrastructure was identified by the ecosystem participants as needed to help transitioning the growing digital and crypto asset service industry to the next level of maturity.”

Angelica is a governance and accredited audit expert with over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, driving development and innovation in audit, control, and risk management. She combines deep knowledge of the traditional financial industry, advanced exposure to the regulatory challenges of the crypto and blockchain-based asset industry, and has been engaged in the crypto valley ecosystem very early on, contributing regularly to the CVA working group “Policy and Regulation”.