Blockchain Australia Appoints New CEO

Laura Mercurio will be Blockchain Australia's new Chief Executive Officer from Monday (September 12), replacing Steve Vallas.

With the appointment of Laura Mercurio as its next Chief Executive Officer, Blockchain Australia is positioned to become a leading player in the global crypto industry. Mercurio brings a wealth of experience in the financial sector to her new role, having worked previously for BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, and Citigroup. With her at the helm, Blockchain Australia is poised to make a big impact on the world of cryptocurrency.

I believe that the digital asset space will continue to grow in popularity and importance in the coming years. More and more individuals, including those from traditional financial institutions and government, are recognizing the potential of these assets and are making the move to this new arena. This trend is only going to continue as the benefits of digital assets become more and more evident. With the right infrastructure in place, I believe that the digital asset space has the potential to revolutionize the financial world.

Mercurio to lead the way for a maturing industry

Blockchain Australia is confident that new CEO Laura Mercurio will be successful in engaging with government regulators and officials. The organization believes that her appointment will help further the country's goal of applying a regulatory framework to the digital asset sector.

I'm excited to be joining Blockchain Australia and to be working with such a forward-thinking and innovative organisation. I believe that blockchain technology has the potential to transform the way we do business and I'm looking forward to helping to drive that change.

“I am extremely excited to be taking on the role of CEO of Blockchain Australia, to be the leading voice in this maturing industry, and to drive innovation and change for Australian businesses in the blockchain space. With the rapid adoption of Blockchain and crypto assets, there are opportunities ahead for this technology to fundamentally transform how industries solve day-to-day issues. I am looking forward to advancing the innovation ecosystem and working closely with members, industry, governments, and regulatory bodies to provide digital solutions.”

Adam Poulton, Chairman of the Board at Mercurio, believes that the company's new hire, Mercurio, will be a great addition to the team. He cites Mercurio's passion, energy, and enthusiasm as qualities that will be beneficial to the company.

We are excited to announce that the new CEO of Blockchain Australia will be taking over from Steve Vallas. We would like to thank Steve for his hard work and dedication over the past two years and we are confident that the new CEO will be able to take the company to new heights.

Making the switch from traditional finance to cryptocurrency.

When speaking of people who made their names in traditional finance but later transitioned to the world of crypto, it is worth mentioning Brian Brooks. The American lawyer served as Acting Comptroller of the Currency in the US between May 2020 and January 2021. Brooks is a well-known figure in the crypto community, and his appointment as Acting Comptroller of the Currency was seen as a positive step for the industry. He is a strong advocate of blockchain technology and has been instrumental in helping to shape the regulatory environment for crypto in the US.

Binance US appoints Justin Sun as its new CEO in November 2021. His tenure is short-lived, however, and he moves to Bitfury in the same month.

I believe that Philip Hammond's vision for the UK's digital asset industry is a positive step forward for the country. With the help of cryptocurrency, the UK can better manage its economy and become a leading force in the digital world.

I am excited to see Blockchain Australia's new CEO, a former BlackRock executive, bring his expertise to the table. I believe he will be a great asset to the company and help them to continue to grow and innovate in the blockchain space.