Leadership

Bold, experienced team with a passion to build real value.

  • Shone Anstey

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    Chairman & CEO

    Mr. Anstey brings 20 years of experience in building complex technologies and software primarily within data analytics, big data, cryptocurrency, and compliance. He has been engaged with cryptocurrency since 2012, has acted as technology lead for an industrial Bitcoin mining operation and is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator. In addition he is an advisor to the British Columbia Securities Commission through their Fintech Advisory Forum, composed of industry experts consulting with the BCSC on Fintech trends and issues.

    Mr. Anstey is also a Director and Co-Founder of BIGG Digital Assets (CSE:BIGG | OTCQX:BBKCF), responsible for bringing the team together in 2015 and originating the company's core analytics products QLUE and BitRank. QLUE and Bitrank are used to mitigate the AML risk associated with cryptocurrency and are currently utilized by US Federal law enforcement in Washington DC, along with cryptocurrency companies globally. During his time leading the company, Mr. Anstey oversaw its go-public transaction in late 2017, capital raises of an aggregate $23.2 million, and the ~$3 million strategic acquisition of Netcoins in August 2019.

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  • Albert Szmigielski

    Albert Szmigielski

    Chief Technology Officer

    Albert is a technologist, computer scientist, and a blockchain and digital currency expert. Albert holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, and a Master of Science in Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technologies from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Albert discovered Bitcoin in 2011 and became fascinated with the technology, deciding to turn his career towards this exciting space. Mr. Szmigielski was formerly the Head of Research and Chief Blockchain Engineer at Blockchain Intelligence Group and VP Research at CipherTrace. Currently Albert is working on bringing DeFi solutions to Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

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  • Dean Sutton

    Dean Sutton

    Co-Founder & Director

    Dean is a technology founder, venture builder and investor with over a decade of experience leading technology centric companies from inception through financing and commercialization. As an active participant in the fintech, blockchain and digital currency ecosystem since 2015, he has led a number of novel financings, is an advisor to fintech’s in Canada and the US, a member of the Forbes Tech Council, and a Co Founder of WonderFi Technologies.

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  • Barry MacNeil

    Barry MacNeil

    CFO

    Barry is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC with more than 30 years of management and accounting experience in public company, private practice, and industry. Previous positions included Director of Public Companies and Non Profit Societies, CFO, and Corporate Controller.

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  • Pino Perone

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    Corporate Secretary & Director

    Pino is a lawyer by trade, with more than 10 years’ corporate experience serving as an executive and director for various public and private companies in the resource and technology sectors. Pino’s expertise covers securities, corporate commercial, M&A, capital markets’ matters, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.

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  • Stephanie Yoneda

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    Controller

    Stephanie has diverse experience having worked in finance departments in public, private, government and non-profit sectors. Stephanie holds a commerce degree in accounting from Dalhousie University Rowe School of Business and completed the Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program.

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  • Ashley Garnot

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    Independent Director

    Ashley is a strategic problem solver with broad Canadian and US corporate and board level experience. Her body of work includes equity offerings and corporate outreach, branding, social media and data management, executive coaching, and implementation. She has worked closely with senior management teams, board members and stakeholders throughout all phases of transaction advisory and execution, and has been instrumental in multiple corporate structures as well as corporate restructurings. Currently, she is in charge of corporate communications and brand awareness programs for TSX-listed TAG Oil Ltd. Ashley has completed the Canadian Securities Course, and holds an advanced merchandising diploma.

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  • Kim Evans

    Kim Evans

    Independent Director

    Kim is a Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience in the corporate securities industry and the junior mining and technology sectors. She has over 20 years of experience as a Director and/or Officer of a number of public companies listed on the TSX-V.

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  • Joost Jager

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    Advisor

    Mr. Joost Jager is a Bitcoin and Lightning Infrastructure Engineer with a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Radboud University with a specialization in artificial intelligence. Mr. Jager has worked with San Francisco-based Lightning Labs as a lead developer and delivered multiple ground-breaking Lightning features such as hodl invoices, tlv records and probability-based routing. Currently Mr. Jager works with Bottlepay, where he provides Lightning Network expertise for the development of their European focused wallet solution.

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  • Roy Sheinfeld

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    Advisor

    Mr. Roy Sheinfeld is a software engineer and the co-founder and CEO of Breez Development Ltd., a privately held Tel Aviv based company that builds interfaces for the Lightning economy. The Breez App is a P2P Lightning Network interface where users can buy, sell, and pay for goods, services, and streaming content with a non-custodial, seamless, and open platform. Previously, he was the Co-founder and CTO of harmon.ie, a company building apps for the Digital Workplace, helping information workers professionals access and collaborate using a variety of leading cloud and on-premises services from Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and others.

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  • Alex P. Guidi

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    Advisor

    Alex P. Guidi is a Canadian industrialist and investor in natural resources and technology. He is the founder and was principal shareholder in a group of successful senior board-listed oil and gas companies. Under his leadership, the group became among the fastest growing oil and gas enterprises globally by market value and revenue.

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  • Robin Ford

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    Advisor | Governance, Regulation & Compliance

    After 25 years as a public sector lawyer and regulator, Robin is now consulting in the areas of financial services regulation, governance, and compliance. She has extensive experience working with and advising regulators and the regulated, leading projects and teams, and facilitating organizational change. Robin has served as Executive Commissioner at the BC Securities Commission, Chief Counsel, Insurance at the UK Financial Services Authority, and legal adviser to the UK and British Columbia Governments. She played an important role in an ambitious program of regulatory reform and in integrating 9 regulators into the newly formed UK FSA, as it became a more analytically disciplined, risk based, and outcomes focused regulator.

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