Estonian Crypto Exchange IronX Appoints Former Investment Banker as CEO

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Dimitris Hatzis IronX

Crypto Exchange IronX has announced the appointment of Dimitris Hatzis as their Chief Executive Officer. The Estonian-based crypto exchange, a joint venture between the IronFX Group and blockchain company EmurgoHK, allows private and institutional investors to exchange cryptocurrencies, as well as trade forex, commodities, equities and other tradable assets.

IronX is a fully regulated cryptocurrency trading exchange after being approved by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in September 2018. Previously, IronX sold 67.6 million tokens in a Private Sale by Invitation, with a market value of $22.3 million.

“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,” said Markos A. Kashiouris, Founder and Chairman of IronX.

IronX has recently been awarded full regulatory licence approval by the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). This licence allows IronX to operate as a fully regulated exchange for the cryptocurrencies trading and is a part of their drive to set the high industry standard. The IronX Exchange is one of the first in Europe to seek and receive this level of approval.

Speaking after his appointment was announced, new IronX CEO Dimitris Hatzis, said:

“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.

“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,” he added.

Hatzis is a seasoned international investment banker who transitioned into the online trading space, in a career spanning over 23 years. He started his career in 1994 at Schroders in London and subsequently Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup in New York for seven years, overseeing international Equity Capital Markets for Asian and European issuers for several major international transactions. He joined IronFX in January 2013 and still serves as the Group Chief Operating Officer having responsibility for both front- and back-end operations.

IronX is a global collaboration with Hong Kong-based blockchain accelerator, EmurgoHK and IronFX, a foreign exchange trading provider. The exchange promotes its ability to provide both traditional foreign exchange (IronFX), and cryptocurrency trading (courtesy of EmurgoHK), and has a full range of both crypto and fiat wallet funding options available.

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