ZUG, SWITZERLAND – 26 September 2022 – nChain AG (“nChain”) announce Christine Leong has joined as Chief Information Officer to lead nChain’s global research, engineering and software development teams.
Christine arrives with over 25 years of strategic experience working in technology, including 15 at Accenture, where she launched and led innovation initiatives as the Global Lead Accenture’s Decentralised Identity and Biometrics Practice.
“Making this move to nChain, where we share a passion for showing how blockchain tech can solve real world problems, is exciting. nChain was voted one of the world’s Top 100 most innovative companies and for good reason. I am looking forward to working with our teams and clients to continue to push this ambition,” Christine said.
Christine is a patented inventor, as well as an expert in blockchain, emerging technologies focusing on tech investing, sustainability, and especially digital identity, for which she has received numerous awards and accolades. She was the programme advisor to the World Economic Forum on Digital Identity and speaks regularly on emerging technology and blockchain globally. Christine holds a Master’s degree from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Hakan Yuksel, nChain’s CEO, remarked: “Christine is uniquely placed to drive nChain’s transformation from a research house to an enterprise solutions-led software company. Like many of the talents we have hired, she has an impressive knowledge of underlying blockchain infrastructure and expertise in solving real business issues. Her wealth of experience across many industries will prove invaluable when working with our clients and partners, wherever they are in their digital transformation journey.”
nChain’s technology department is one of our largest, with over 150 engineers and software developers behind the BitcoinSV network, Kensei, Liteclient, Teranode and our suite of solutions. Christine replaces Matej Trampuš, Interim Chief Technology Officer.
Founded in 2015, nChain advances the potential of blockchain technology through ongoing research and development of inventions, including the maintenance of a robust patent portfolio, and by offering commercial solutions such as Kensei, a developer-friendly set of APIs built on the BSV blockchain. nChain also offers solutions in the digital payment space, along with professional services that assist enterprises of all types to benefit from blockchain technology.
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