DSTOQ names David Holtzman Chief Security Officer


DSTOQ, the licensed stock exchange without borders allowing for peer-to-peer trading of tokenized securities, has announced that David Holtzman has been appointed Chief Security Officer. Holtzman previously held the position of Technical Advisor at DSTOQ.

Commenting on the appointment, David Holtzman said:

I am thrilled to be a part of the DSTOQ team, and am very passionate about what this project can accomplish. The DSTOQ platform is borderless, meaning that it unlocks the potential to reach emerging markets across the world. This harnesses democratizing power on a global scale, and offers a more affordable and accessible way for investors to get involved in the market. I’m so excited to be on board and help implement a secure and viable investment option for both new and experienced investors.

DSTOQ will benefit from Holtzman’s extensive knowledge and experience as a world-class information technologist. With over 30 years of experience in the field of emerging technology, Holtzman has held roles as an executive, software developer, advisor and entrepreneur. As an early-stage internet pioneer while Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Network Solutions, Holtzman managed the root server of the internet, designing the global DNS registration system used by ICANN. As IBM’s Internet Information Chief Scientist, he ran the development of Cryptolopes, selling encrypted, digitized content. Meanwhile, during his time at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Holtzman designed and built Minerva, a distributed information system used by NATO and Wall Street.

As Chief Security Officer, Holtzman will oversee everything related to the security of the DSTOQ platform. This will involve implementing policies and procedures regarding areas such as business continuity planning, loss prevention, fraud prevention, and privacy. Holtzman will oversee the safeguarding of intellectual property and computer systems, as well as the creation of global security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure the ongoing maintenance of DSTOQ’s platform as a safe and secure way to invest.

The DSTOQ platform issues real-world assets in a tokenized form, allowing investors on a global scale to use cryptocurrency to invest in high-growth assets such as Uber, Apple or Snapchat, without the need for third party intermediaries. All trading done on the DSTOQ platform is decentralized and happens on-chain, meaning that users remain in complete control of their assets, allowing for direct peer-to-peer trading through blockchain technology. As a licensed exchange, DSTOQ’s borderless model allows for the global trading of security tokens.

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