BTL Group adds Jon Downing to advisory board

Blockchain solution provider BTL Group has added Jon Downing to its advisory board. Mr. Downing brings a quarter century of experience at Visa, JPMorgan and American Express to the role.

Mr. Downing was involved with Visa Collab, Visa Europe’s Innovation Hub, where they tested and developed new payment products. He set up and led its blockchain practice, which was where he encountered BTL.

“I am joining BTL because I passionately believe in the transformational potential of blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies,” Mr. Downing said. “BTL have correctly identified and solved for the privacy and scalability challenges through the innovative design and architecture of their Interbit solution – which I directly experienced during the Interbank Settlement pilot, along with BTL’s focus on excellence, meeting and exceeding client expectations, along with building a compelling vision for the future.”

BTL CEO Guy Halford-Thompson looks forward to Mr. Downing’s contributions.

“We believe Jon’s experience in the finance space will help us accelerate commercialization of our Interbit platform. Jon’s domain expertise, as well as his experience growing and managing large teams, are critical skills which BTL will greatly benefit from as we continue to expand this year.”