This is a game-changer involving a team of top specialists in their respective fields, bringing a level of security previously unseen into the digital asset market. PlatinumDEX will be as licensed and regulated (disruptive) mobile banking platform. Providing a global network of hybrid decentralised and distributed crypto-fiat exchanges enabling the switch of digital currencies into fiat – planned to include $USD, £UKP, € Euro, ¥ Yen, ₽ Rouble and ₩ Won.
As with mainstream banks, PlatinumDEX will act as custodian of our clients’ digital wealth, in the form of a multi-jurisdictional digital asset management and storage service. Think of ₿ bitcoin being stored in 6 countries on 2 continents (multi-jurisdictional) as a way to protect against a sovereign debt crisis (Greece, Iceland, Russia) and or straight forward theft ($1.5 billion stolen from crypto exchanges). As with many mainstream banks and e-banks we will provide access to the money market via Apps. However, our Apps will enable the unbanked and the underserved, to gain a digital identity, a geolocation digital address and a bank account with a level of security hitherto unseen.
All of the new Fintech businesses entering the market are Fintech first and foremost. We differ. We are a group of highly experienced security practitioners who have recruited from the banking industry and City of London to build the worlds most secure mobile banking platforms.
Meet Our Brilliant Minds
PlatinumDEX has put together a team of the highest caliber in every area. Those listed below have all committed to be part of the PlatinumDEX venture and will join the company once funding is secured. In many cases, they are already providing substantial input. PlatinumDEX considers the quality of its team to be one of its principle differentiators and is happy to provide further information about the individuals listed below and/or effect introductions, as appropriate.
After 30 years in the City where she served as a corporate finance director at some of its best-known investment banks (including Rothschilds and ING Barings), Rosamund has held non-executive and/or chairman roles at a wide range of entities including Thames Water, the Green Investment Bank Financial Services, British Empire Securities, Moat Homes, the National Rivers Authority, the University of the West of England, OFCOM, OFGEM and the Museum of London Archaeology.
Chief Executive Officer
Alexander is a highly skilled and respected professional, with the ability to work in dynamic environments, prioritising and multi-tasking effectively. Alexander is an accomplished and goal driven Corporate Business Executive, who utilises his understanding of major business functions, industry trends, politics/ legislative systems, and the organisation’s position to integrate in to effective business strategies and tactics. With over 30 years of experience in global markets, supply chain, advising investment banks and hedge funds on the highest level of trends and practises, such as protecting high value Fintech, virtual enterprise and e-commerce from cyber-attack and intrusion. He is an expert in implementing Intelligence and Integrity programs, monitoring worldwide events and news that may affect any of the integrity of the client’s infrastructure and serves as the primary point of contact for all intelligence collection and dissemination.
Chief Technical Officer
Christian is an IT security, governance and compliance solutions architect with over 20 years’ experience. In 2000, while employed at Price Waterhouse Coopers, he led on Digital Signature Law ratification across the EU, was Head of Public Sector at MessageLabs and Presidents club winner, was liaison to GCHQ, NATO, FBI, OECD particularly on Forward Threat Research. He then moved to Alcatel-Lucent where, from 2007-2009, he was the European and Nordic lead for innovative security solutions emanating from Bell Labs in USA. He worked in the Far East for CSC, while the security lead on major bids. While working for Trend Micro between 2012 and 2014, he represented that company in its discussions with Gartner and was also a frequent speaker at public events on topics relating to cyber security’.
Chief Information Officer
Carlos is an internationally known cyber and information technology security expert. He has been part of the most sensitive roles in the U.S. federal government as well as in large multinational corporations. As the former CIO of The White House, Carlos was responsible for the IT systems for the Executive Office of two President’s where the highest levels of national security must be protected. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Global Security Solutions for CSC where he led a team of cyber security experts protecting critical infrastructure for private and public-sector accounts. Earlier in his career, Carlos was a senior executive Director at the FBI where he led the development of a nationally deployed system for counter-drug operations. The system subsequently became the FBI’s intelligence database. He also served as Program Executive for the creation of the FBI’s global command and communication facility.
Chief Strategy Officer
Erik is one of the co-Founders of PlatinumDEX and works in concert with the CEO to assure the fulfilment of PlatinumDEX’s strategic initiatives. He will also serve as PlatinumDEX’s Head of Business Development, a field in which he is an acknowledged expert. Erik brings decades of experience in best practices for marketing and lead generation and leadership skills with entities such as Kroll and the US Department of Justice.
Chief Compliance Officer
Debbie is a Global Principle Information Security Consultant of the highest calibre with over 20 years of experience in Financial Services, Retail, Utilities, Transport, Central Government and the UK Ministry of Defence. She is a proven leader of security teams, and programs within Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Service environments. She is acknowledged as a subject matter expert in compliance management, information security best practices, information security operational procedures, threat and vulnerability management, corporate security strategic planning, security risk evaluations, security and privacy requirements analysis. She is an expert on the application of Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS), Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, Sarbanes Oxley, Data Protection Act / General Data Protection Regulations, Anti-Money Laundering requirements and the International Organisation for Standards – ISO 19600:2014, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, ISO/IEC 27003, ISO/IEC 27005, ISO/IEC 27007 and ISO 9001.
A highly accomplished Principal Executive Advisor, they are a specialist in fraud and security risks associated with enterprise security architecture and emerging new technologies. And are a proven information security leader with success in developing and implementing IT security solutions, while balancing security initiatives to risks, business requirements and operations. They have gained extensive experience working in with global financial, telecom, utilities and government clients
Our data center director has worked as Head of data centres for government entities, providing solutions and consultancy services to mission critical areas such as MOD, MOI, Health Care, and financial services, to name a few. Prior to this engagement they oversaw major operational activities in Hong Kong, and various well-known departments in and around the UK.
Customer Services Associate Director (APAC)
Archie has 25 years’ experience in the security industry and has served as country manager with some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in Asia. Archie is a highly qualified and resourceful leader and will be responsible for managing the deployment of PlatinumDEX’s customer service and support staff and ensuring that it maintains industry leading standards of customer support.
Engineering / R&D
Associate Director of Engineering, Research and Development
He has 24 years’ experience as an enterprise solutions architect. His current passion is cloud formation and the development of hybrid enterprise solutions and real-time IoT systems. He has delivered mission-critical systems for international organisations including Cable and Wireless, the United Nations, NATO and other key organisations. He is expert in secure communication, including the provision of solutions to armed forces on global deployments.
Global Customer Services Associate Director
He is an expert in processes for ordering new services, the identification and documentation of company systems and customer organizations, Incident Management Procedures, Incident Detection and Recording (Event Management), the definition and management of major incident procedures, change management procedures and Service Level Management support.
CISO Europe and Asia
Dino is a Certified CISO and Senior Information Security and Risk Management Advisor with over 25 years’ experience. He delivers Information Security processes and frameworks based on ISO 27001, PCI DSS and NIST 800-53. He is C|CISO, C|EH, C|HFI, CISA, CISM, CRISC, ISO 9001 IA and ISO27001 Lead Auditor certified.
Financial Crime Compliance
Our Director Financial Crime Compliance currently leads cyber investigations across the Middle East for a Big 4 consultancy and brings a unique blend of skills and experience focusing on cyber security, threat detection, response and investigations including crypto investigations and crypto due diligence. They have led KYC Operations in HSBC’s Global Banking and Markets Business in MENA and has worked with regulators and banks to help raise awareness of cyber risks. They are working with PlatinumDEX introducing best practise on AML and KYC operations in crypto and will be working alongside the PlatinumDEX Compliance with global regulators.
Associate Marketing Director
Nick is an experienced star-up entrepreneur and marketing executive, he is the founder of Lightspeed Torch, the start-up marketing and business development agency, working with clients in over 12 countries on 5 different continents. Nick is highly skilled in developing cultural ingraining strategies in small to medium businesses, integrating a business brand into the niche culture over a long period of time He has been instrumental in building an E-sports network of 40+ European companies, working together in changing the industry culture, working with investors and national sports leagues to establish the discipline. His role in PlatinumDEX is the key marketer, ensuring the company message and goals are communicated to those who will help the company make a difference.
Team Lead Architecture
The team lead for architecture is an accomplished IT security professional with over 18 years’ experience within the IT industry, working for a number of the top 5 IT organisations worldwide, gaining vast experience in various sectors such as government and aviation. Experience with projects in End User Computing Transition/Exit, performing Architecture consultancy, active governance, on designs of both high-level and low-level design artefacts throughout the lifespan of the migration projects. Advising on infrastructure requirements and help in the fulfilment of the implementation of applications and infrastructure of the migration. Governance of procedures and requirements in-line with the protection of the existing service. Identity and Access Management, Security standards, ISO27001, Data Security, Security Fundamentals, Security Governance, Incident Response, Legislation and Export control. They have certifications in TOGAF 9.1 and AWS Certified Security – Identity and Access Management, Detective Controls, Infrastructure Protection, Data Protection, Incident and Response
Team Lead Infrastructure
Our team lead for infrastructure is an IT security professional with over 17 years’ experience in security & infrastructure roles. They have comprehensive experience in design, implementation and documentation. From resilient network environments, spanning multiple data centres that utilise both dedicated and/or virtualized infrastructure, and designing and building LAN/WAN infrastructure, running VOIP with QoS and firewall services for multiple new global office to implementing a full security upgrade project for a secure government payroll system in order to retain CESG accreditation. They have gained numerous certifications in the field of work – GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP Security) & Cisco Certified Network Associate), Checkpoint Certified System Administrator R80, MCP, MCSA and MCSE in Windows 2000 and Windows 2003.
Oleg graduated from the College of Space Device Engineering – Moscow in 2010 and concluded his post graduate studies at the Russian National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) in 2014. He was recruited directly from MEPhI by JSC “Russian Space Systems” to work on the Russian space program. Before joining the PlatinumDEX team, Oleg was Front End and then Lead Developer with PMT Online, a leading player in the provision of remote patient care, for over 3-years.
Architecture & Infrastructure
He is an experienced and knowledgeable information technology professional with 5+ years’ experience with Tier-1 technical support roles. He is adept at providing computer support, skilled in systems troubleshooting, and a proven ability to administer and control the operation, configuration and maintenance of computer based information systems, as well as in-depth knowledge of numerous software packages and operating systems.
Business Development Adviser
Kate is an 18-year veteran of capital markets, with experience in the USA and Europe. and senior adviser to the Board, reporting direct to the CEO on funding and capital raises. She has a strong background in Investment Management and Finance, and has an MBA in Finance and Operations from the University of Rochester (USA) and a MS and BS in Applied Mathematics, from Moscow.
Crypto Currency Adviser
Robert is a crypto expert who has hosted popular online discussion groups since the scene exploded in to the mainstream. Knowledgeable and experienced on bringing ICO’s to market, he can vet and verify a projects viability. He is admired for his directness and honesty and will be key to our STO as a social media expert
Ryón Nixon is the Founding Partner of Horizons Law and Consulting Group, the premier boutique law firm for Blockchain and Crypto companies. Ryón has deep experience in this area and has worked with a very wide range of projects, including wallets, protocols, Video as a Service, derivative products, DEXs and exchanges. He is also General Counsel for ‘MyCrypto’ and works with a number of crypto funds.
He has been involved in Blockchain and the crypto world from almost its’ beginning. He has worked actively on over 15 ICO’s in that time and will share the wealth of his experiences, as an important part of the PlatinumDEX advisory team. With a background in information systems and start-up Fintech and Blockchain, he brings in-depth knowledge of blockchain integration and Secure Token Offering’s including product delivery and strategic focus to the PlatinumDEX team.
Oliver F. Andersen
As the co-founder and Head of Product at Satochi and Naologic, Oliver brings 6 years of Blockchain and AI experience to the advisory team. With a background in information systems and behaviourism, in both corporate and start-up FinTech and Blockchain, Oliver brings in-depth knowledge of enterprise scale blockchain integration and deployment as well as a product and strategy-centric focus to the PlatinumDEX team.
Jeremy is a blockchain entrepreneur who has successfully exited 3 venture funded companies and raised multiple investment rounds from VC’s. He is Partner in Novum Capital, accelerating and investing in high profile companies going on to sell over $ USD 100M in tokens so far. Jeremy is also Managing Partner in CRC Capital, which invests into early stage blockchain innovation.
Jason has a BA in graphic and digital design with over 10-years’ experience writing code. He is a dynamic self-taught crypto expert who has been more recently active in building blockchain and platforms. He is using his creative and crypto skills to help PlatinumDEX evolve online as the STO develops
Our lead technical adviser is a Savant level Systems Theory, Agile Programmer for 20 years in 20 languages. He Specialises in complex problem-solving in software architecture, data forensics, cross-platform integration, and automation, high level of knowledge and experience in Network and OS Security, Systems Theory, and project leadership. He has man achievements including teaching Linux at NASA, writing partition tables in hexadecimal for partition recovery, mapping Living Systems to software models, Forex arbitrage network, fractal market predictions, and creating an RSA cryptocurrency in 2002 with a double spend solution similar to Ripple.
Cryptocurrency Market Facts
Although it is hard to be certain, best estimates peg the global number of crypto owners/users between 20 – 30 million with an average daily trade volume between $1B to $3B USD. When the ‘whales’ are removed from the equation the average daily trade is valued at USD $650 per trader.
Initially industry efforts marketed Bitcoin as an unregulated, anonymous electronic payment method, beyond the borders of a central government. Multiple ICOs introducing crypto currency proved to be scams, and theft across the crypto exchanges have proved ever more prevalent. In response, global Regulatory bodies have enforced where they can with lawsuits against those offending businesses.
It would be foolish to assume that the industry is unregulated today, there are many central governments that have put virtual currency activities under close scrutiny, and they have charged their financial authorities with regulating and enforcing anti-money laundering laws, taxes, financial institutions, securities, and commodities.
Despite the “negative press” major global banks and financial firms are researching, standing up, or have already stood up, trading desks and crypto investment products for their customer. They know crypto is here to stay and they desire the security, transparency and compliance PlatinumDEX will bring to the market.
‘Lack of Security, ‘Compliance, Confidentiality, Accountability, Integrity, Trust, Transparency & Liquidity’
There are over 2.5 billion unbanked or underserved adults in the world who are trapped in poverty. By enabling these people to access micro-finance and/or receive charitable donations, some will work their way out of poverty and join the growing middle-class segment of society. The current system has failed where it is virtually impossible to provide money (digital or fiat) to those outside the banking system. In addition, by having to use intermediaries, charities are seeing their funds siphoned off by local corrupt officials, local war lords or diluted by the high costs of money transfer.
Crypto currency exchanges and e-banking platforms outsource their cyber security to public cloud hosting companies likes Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure etc. By delegating the safekeeping of business-critical systems to 3rd parties, the exchanges and banks are left with little or no control over their own organisation.
The crypto exchange world is largely unregulated with no enforceable legal framework and has proven to be a breeding ground for financial scams, is home to criminals, money laundry operations and in some cases terrorism funding.
There is a complete lack of transparency, fairness, integrity and security in the cryptocurrency ecosystem leading to well documented internal fraud and theft. In addition, both the e-banking and exchange platforms lack intuition and generally provide exceptionally poor customer service.
ALL of which is inhibiting or STOPPING mass adoption.
PlatinumDEX will build a global network of super-secure platforms in the G20 countries plus additional strategic locations. This will comprise worldwide licensed and regulated crypto trading, EU E-MI licensed e-banking and global secure mobile payments via IOS and Android; plus, a hyper secure custodial digital asset management and storage service (DAM/S) in repurposed, company owned and operated nuclear bunkers. Because the DAM/S custodial service will operate from multi-jurisdictional locations, it will provide protection against hacking and sovereign debt crises (like the problems in Greece, Iceland and Russia where banks and accounts closed).
The business will be managed and run to the highest ethical standards and comply with current and forthcoming legislation. PlatinumDEX will set the standard by which other mobile banking and crypto currency exchanges will be judged by. Accountability, adherence to compliance, integrity and transparency are part of our company’s DNA and will provide a clear differentiator between our business and our competitors. PlatinumDEX will be a lead in the new Crypto 2.0 ecosystem and will enable mass adoption and thus, market growth.
The PlatinumDEX platforms are designed from the outset to stop the outside hacker and the so-called ‘inside’ job. We are unique in that we will offer a $1 million bug hunt bounty to accredited ‘white hat’ hackers who breach the PlatinumDEX e-banking and crypto currency exchange. Our security practitioners will ensure that trading is safe, that our custodial services are as impervious to bad actors as is possible and that our clients can trust us. We will provide custodial insurance for the wealth that is entrusted to us.
Unlike our competitors, we believe that e-MI mobile banking companies can generate strong revenue. PlatinumDEX will generate wealth for our shareholders.
We believe that the democratisation of digital money should benefit all. At the vanguard of Crypto 2.0, PlatinumDEX will help the 2.5 billion underbanked and unserved global citizens. We will enable a growing middle-class regardless of nationality or location (where legal) and thus, help individuals, help themselves.
PlatinumDEX will deliver transparency and integrity in a market where there is none, as a privately owned and managed company. The company intends to hold an Initial Public Offering (IPO) within a few years of start-up. We already practice the disciplines that a public company must adhere to, meaning that our clients can trust us.
PlatinumDEX Limited is a UK registered limited company (Fintech) with a mission to be the world’s most secure one-stop e-banking platform, incorporating a smart-device payment and crypto-fiat currency exchange with highly secured storage for digital assets. The company will enable banking to the unserved 2.5 billion individuals via zero-footprint Smart Devices. The company will usher in the next generation of crypto – ‘Crypto 2.0’ and will provide the same level of strong corporate governance, security and excellent customer service to EU citizens as an EU e-MI licensed and regulated e-bank.
It is the Founders’ belief that cryptocurrency can help the world to increase available funding to drive more investment and spending on businesses, increase disposable income and hence improve quality of life and open avenues to money for the billions of individuals who are underserved by the present-day banking system, whether in the developed world or in less developed markets. For these benefits to be realised, it is essential that the cryptocurrency market is appropriately regulated and free from fraud and malfeasance of any kind. We believe that we can leverage our success in bringing safety and security to the crypto exchange ecosystem and attract large numbers of customers to our e-bank. The inhibitors to e-banking acceptance are identical to that which is dissuading mass adoption of crypto. To this end, PlatinumDEX values ‘Trust, Integrity and Security’ above all.