Crypto tracking firm Elliptic names new VP of Engineering

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by Mark Johnson

London cryptocurrency tracking firm, Elliptic, has created the new role of Vice President of Engineering as it continues to strengthen its senior leadership team during a period of rapid growth for the company. 

The company, which provides cryptocurrency compliance and tracking services, has appointed Jon Bradshaw to lead the engineering team as it expands its capability. 

Bradshaw, a former member of the UK Government’s Technical Advisory Board, has 20-years’ experience building technology companies, including several start-ups and scale-ups. He was previously Chief Technology Officer at ad tech data company Smartpipe.

He brings expertise in developing broad engineering capability to deliver SaaS and data-oriented products in the ad tech and telco industries. 

This includes a 15-year specialism in data management, transaction processing, and high-performance computing.  Bradshaw is also a named inventor on multiple internet technology and online transaction patents.

 He joined Smartpipe in 2018 and prior to this he held the role of CTO at MediaSense, where he led the team building data analytics products for international brands.  Previous to that, Bradshaw was the VP of Platform Technology at Mediaocean.

“This is an exciting time at Elliptic, with the firm growing rapidly and expanding across the globe, while we strengthen our position as leaders in providing cryptocurrency risk insight”, said James Smith, co-founder and CEO of Elliptic. 

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Jon to the team; his extensive experience of leading fast-growing teams building data-focused products will be of immense value to us as we enable the cryptocurrency industry to provide safer, more trusted services around the world.” 

Bradshaw said it was early days for the cryptocurrency market. “We are only just seeing the transformational effects of the cryptocurrency industry and Elliptic is at the forefront of data insight, risk assessment and answering the biggest questions we face.  

“Elliptic is already an impressive team and I look forward to building out our capability this year as we continue to ensure our products are the best in the market.”

Bradshaw’s appointment follows the recruitment of experienced tech executive, Christopher Scoggins, as a member of Elliptic’s Board of Directors and new Chief Revenue Officer Dustin Dean in late 2018.

Elliptic enables cryptocurrency exchanges, brokers, banks and other financial institutions across the world to prevent illicit activity and provide safe and trusted services. 

To date, Elliptic has assessed risk on more than $1 trillion in crypto transactions. 

In 2017 alone, its software was used by banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to assess risk on more than $650 billion dollars of cryptocurrency transactions.

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