Blockparty, a blockchain-powered live events ticketing platform, has announced the appointment of three prominent executives in the blockchain space to its Board of Advisors. Following the public launch of Blockparty earlier the summer, Brian Kelly, CEO of BKCM LLC, Alex Waters, Advisor to Elm Labs, and Marshall Hayner, CEO and Founder of Metal Payments, will support with the strategic development and further implementation of the Blockparty platform.
Shiv Madan, Blockparty CEO said:
Alex, Brian, and Marshall are incredible additions to the Blockparty team and their seasoned industry expertise will help accelerate the growth and adoption of our technology. All three of these executives have been early supporters of what we’re building at Blockparty and it’s a great advantage to have them on board in an official capacity. We are confident that they will each contribute to the expansion of our platform as we continue to develop even more event partnerships and user offerings in the coming months.
Alex Waters is an advisor to Elm Labs, a bitcoin, blockchain and fintech consultancy that brings expertise to financial institutions and cryptocurrency companies on their fintech projects. Waters specializes in system design and software architecture. He previously served in technology roles at BitInstant and ItBit and was a co-founder of Coin.co.
Kelly is the founder and CEO of BKCM LLC, an investment firm focused on digital currencies, and portfolio manager of the BKCM Digital Asset Fund. He is also the co-founder of Shelter Harbor Capital LLC, Shelter Harbor Capital Global Macro Hedge Fund, and MKM Partners, a brokerage firm catering to institutional investment managers. He is a regular CNBC contributor on Fast Money and other programs.
Hayner is the CEO and co-Founder of Metal Payments, a payments processing platform that rewards individuals in cryptocurrency for making transactions on the blockchain. He started the first Facebook-integrated bitcoin wallet QuickCoin in 2014 and has worked on numerous digital currency projects including Dogecoin, Stellar, Block.io, ChangeTip, and the Bitcoin Fair.
Marshall Hayner, CEO of Metal Payments commented:
What excites me about Blockparty specifically, and what differentiates it from other platforms, is how simple it is to use and how it allows the average person to utilize cryptocurrency for everyday activities, such as music festivals, sports games, and more. I am thrilled to be working with the Blockparty team to help further the company’s growth, as well as my personal mission, which is to help put crypto in the hands of everyone – from consumers who knows very little about tokens to crypto-finatics.
Waters, Kelly, and Hayner join former Ticketmaster VP Greg Consiglio, Managing Director at Galaxy Digital Labs Michael Maloney, and Aaron Chawla, who has directed production and operations at Coachella, Lollapalooza and the Super Bowl halftime show on Blockparty’s Board of Advisors. The board will ensure that the platform is implemented effectively and in accordance with its mission.