Can you believe it’s nearly summer already? Between the rising trends for global adoption and all the stellar price movement, 2017 has been a record-setting year so far for bitcoin. Joining us on this epic journey are three new Blockchain team members that we can’t wait for you to meet!
Assaf’s first exposure to bitcoin was during HackLondon, where his team built a winning price prediction and spending app. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from King’s College under his belt and a Master’s in Machine Learning from UCL in process, his previous roles include development positions at companies both large and small, including Childmindr and Viagogo, one of the largest ticket marketplaces with operations in nearly 60 countries. Assaf loves the startup challenge and grind, and we’re thrilled to welcome him onto our team as Platform Developer. Additionally, he’s got a serious appreciation for film, which led him to write, produce, direct, and edit a short film that won an award at the Las Vegas Film Festival.
Taryn Lane Dufour, Talent Associate
A fresh addition to our talent team, Taryn spent the past year building the teams for London fintech startups Judo Payments and Capital on Tap. Before she made her way into talent discovery, she spent four years as a professional musician in the New Zealand Army Band which was awarded the Pooley Broadsword at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for Top Musical Act. Suitably so; She’s got a Bachelor of Music with a Major in Orchestral Instrument Performance from UBC, and her Master’s of Human Resource Management is currently in the works. While we’re excited to see Taryn help bring in new talent, we’re also hopeful for the day she surprises us with a musical performance, marching band style.
Erin Sterchi, Junior Quality Assurance Analyst
Having obtained a degree in Literature and Sign Language from the University of North Florida, Erin embarked on a literary path that led to her becoming Contributing Editor at Jacksonville, Florida-based literary and media arts magazine, Perversion. Upon moving to New York, Erin began an internship at TED headquarters, where she worked on behind-the-scenes prep for a TED talk shedding light on how society fails to value the artist behind the art. She is energized by innovation and looks forward to making a positive impact in the space. And maybe she’ll spill the beans on how she mastered her Rubik’s Cube skills.