Gemini, the virtual currency exchange platform owned by the Winklevoss twins has announced that it has hired Robert Cornish, formerly an executive of the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE), as the new chief technology officer. Robert has vast experience previously working as chief information officer at NYSE and also holding various executive positions at the International Securities Exchange, a Nasdaq subsidiary.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini’s president said:
“Cornish is globally known for his abilities in leading high-performing engineering teams, working in a large exchange platform like NYSE and managing high – throughput platforms that are secure and resilient makes him the suitable person to make Gemini grow.”
Cornish will start working at the exchange platform later this month and will head Gemini’s technology team and strategy. Besides, he will manage the deployment of Nasdaq’s SMARTS Market surveillance technology, that will enable the exchange to oversee its transactions and to identify any illegal activity.
Gemini move to hire Cornish is the latest in a series of hires by crypto firms of experts from the traditional financial institutions. Recently, Kraken cryptocurrency exchange appointed Steve Hunt as the new vice president of Engineering. Hunt previously served many years at Jump Trading – a traditional asset brokerage with offices in Shanghai, Chicago, New York, London, and Singapore.
Cornish Joins Gemini two months after they received approval to expand its tokens offerings from the state of New York, adding zcash to its list of tradeable digital currencies.