StormX, the blockchain token-powered adtech and micro-task innovators, has today announced that Charles Hoskinson, CEO of leading blockchain research and development company Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), has joined the StormX Board of Advisors. Mr. Hoskinson will join the team as a lead advisor, assisting StormX on business development, market penetration strategy for STORM tokens, and a roadmap for the company’s strategic vision for achieving impactful global inclusion and equal opportunities for workers regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or location.
“Charles Hoskinson is a significant pioneer in the cryptocurrency space, having played a critical role in the development of Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and now Cardano, which has reached unprecedented heights to become a top five cryptocurrency by market capitalization in less than four months,” StormX CEO Simon Yu said. “His wide breadth of knowledge and proven track record of working with only the highest caliber projects will be an incredible resource for us to learn from and leverage as we build out our Storm Market platform. I have no doubt that Charles will serve as a catalyst for the continued success of StormX and will help us achieve our long-standing mission of creating a fully inclusive, global economy.”
Mr. Hoskinson will assist the StormX team in building and fostering community systems and structures to enhance global earning opportunities and create a new inclusive economy. The aim is to develop the Storm Market into a decentralized, global marketplace, where individuals in even the most remote areas can find new opportunities to earn and advance in their lives. He will also play a key role in the technical development of the Storm Market, particularly with Storm Gigs, a freelance marketplace which will allow individuals to complete micro-tasks anywhere, anytime, and from any device.
One of the original founders of Ethereum, Mr. Hoskinson served as its initial CEO from December 2013 until June 2014. He worked on the original cryptographic design of Ethereum and was largely responsible for designing its legal structure and crowdsale model. Mr. Hoskinson was also the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013, and many of his current projects focus on education in the blockchain and cryptocurrency spheres.
“I’m extremely excited to join the StormX team,” Mr. Hoskinson said. “One of the most important tasks ahead of all projects in the space is finding real world use cases for our technology. StormX has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to bridge the practicality gap and get crypto to the masses.”
The StormX Board of Advisors includes Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara, Quiv CEO Amit Shafrir, Bancor co-Founder Guy Benartzi, Jaxx founder Anthony Di lorio, co-founder and studio CTO of Zynga Tom Bollich, AlphaBit.fund strategist Brad Mills, VOIP pioneer and Vonage founder and CEO Jeff Pulver, Alchemist Founder and CEO, and STORM Token Chief Strategist Steven Nerayoff Esq. LL.M, and Juloot interactive founder Hanan Gazit Ph.D.