BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Engages Financial Sector Veteran Teresa Anaya As Director Of Financial Institution Strategy, And Promotes Senior Developer Marty Anstey To CTOFebruary 22, 2018
Vancouver, Canada – BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. (CSE:BIGG) (OTC:BBKCF) (WKN:A2JSKG) (“BIG” or the “Company”), a developer of Blockchain technology search and data analytics solutions, is pleased to announce it has engaged 25+ year financial sector veteran Ms. Teresa Anaya as Director of Financial Institution Strategy, and has promoted 20+ year technology veteran and BIG’s former Senior Developer Marty Anstey to the position of CTO (Chief Technology Officer).
“As we undergo rapid internal expansion over the next several months, it’s vital to our on-going success that we strategically fill core positions with the very best candidates possible,” said BIG CEO, Lance Morginn. “which is why we’re fortunate to be welcoming Teresa to our team, and to have Marty stepping up to the role of CTO. After guiding multiple successful start-ups, you develop an eye for spotting the star players that will make a team world class, and I’m happy to say Teresa and Marty both fit that bill and more. Most important, even beyond their years of expertise, is the commitment they’ve both demonstrated to ensuring BIG brings trust to this new era of money.”
About Teresa Anaya
Ms. Anaya’s career has spanned a period of over 25 years, with focus in fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing investigations. Ms. Anaya draws her extensive knowledge and experience from her work performing investigations for the FDIC during the financial crisis, as well as from her time with global banks: Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of America. Her area of expertise is within the financial institution vertical, specific to fraud, anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing. Her interest in cryptocurrency was directly related to the cryptocurrency investigations she performed for Standard Chartered. Aware of the need to understand the technology behind the compliance programs, Ms. Anaya took on the role of Project Manager at Bank of America working with the agile teams developing a proprietary ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) suite of applications. In addition, she worked with MoneyGram International to expand the KYC and IDSCAN tools globally. Ms. Anaya’s experience will provide invaluable financial institution insight as BIG develops products and services tailored for Financial Institutions and Money Service Businesses. Ms. Anaya will help financial institutions utilize BIG’s proprietary tools – Bit Rank Verified and QLUE – to easily establish a risk model, and to investigate and report on suspicious cryptocurrency transactions. Ms. Anaya’s professional qualifications include: Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, ITIL 3 Certified and Certified Bitcoin Professional.
About Marty Anstey
Mr. Anstey is a co-founder of BIG. He has over 20 years of systems administration and programming experience; and designed and built all the original software that serves as the foundation for BIG’s suite of tools, including QLUE and BitRank. He enjoys complex challenges and solving problems with big data intelligence and analytics, making him an ideal fit for his former position as BIG’s Senior Developer of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency analysis tools, algorithms and custom blockchain software solutions. In his new position as CTO, Mr. Anstey’s role will expand to include continually evolving BIG’s strategic technical direction while ensuring the Company’s suite of security and analytics tools continues to be the standard in the emerging cryptocurrency space. Mr. Anstey is a Certified Bitcoin Professional.
Grant of Stock Options
The Company announces that, pursuant to its stock option plan and subject to regulatory approval, it has granted 500,000 options to directors, officers, consultants and employees at an exercise price of $1.00 per share for a term of five years. The securities represented by this grant will be subject to a four-month hold period.
On behalf of the Board,
CEO, Director & Co-founder
About BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc.:
BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. (“BIG”), has developed from the ground up a Blockchain agnostic search and analytics engine allowing RegTech, Law Enforcement & Government Agencies to trace, track and monitor cryptocurrency transactions at a forensic level. Our commercial product, BitRank Verified®, offers a “risk score” for bitcoin wallets allowing banks, exchanges and eCommerce sites to meet traditional regulatory/compliance requirements.
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