Coinsetter founder Jaron Lukasiewicz is back! New FinTech company founded in Las Vegas

Coinsetter founder Jaron Lukasiewicz has returned to the FinTech world after time out on the West Coast, and has founded a new FinTech venture in Las Vegas, Nevada

Time out in California is good for pretty much anyone, especially for a young executive who took one of the world’s most successful Bitcoin exchanges from pre-startup ideology to fruition, and from fruition to successful standing as one of New York’s largest regulated virtual currency venues.

Fresh faced entrepreneur Jaron Lukasiewicz has now returned from his six month vacation on the West Coast, enough time to reflect on his tenure as one of the more technologically-minded members of the Bitcoin fraternity who exited the industry following the sale of successful New York-based Bitcoin exchange Coinsetter (acquired by Kraken) last month in what has been widely noted to be the largest M&A deal in Bitcoin history despite the terms of the transaction having remained undisclosed.

Today, Mr. Lukasiewicz returns to his desk, and has resumed his focus on FinTech, a major interest of his.

The difference this time is that Mr. Lukasiewicz’s desk happens to be in Las Vegas, Nevada rather than the world’s largest financial center and home of Coinsetter, New York.

Currently operating in what is known in venture capital and technology startup circles as ‘stealth mode’ which is a method of avoiding public attention. This may be done to hide information from competitors, or — as part of a marketing strategy — to manage public image.

Normally a company would only operate in stealth mode during its inaugural period. As investors may have to disclose funding a stealth startup, their names are made public, but often only a general summary description is known about the company. Many founders of new startups state that they are in stealth mode to avoid concerns relating to competitors stealing their ideas.

Mr. Lukasiewicz lists himself as the CEO and founder of the new firm.

Speaking to FinanceFeeds in February this year, Mr. Lukasiewicz revealed that he had retreated to the West Coast in order to enjoy some well deserved time out, also having sold Cavirtex ( an acronym for Canadian Virtual Exchange) at the same time as having exited from Coinsetter.

1e7c48d

Jaron Lukasiewicz

“I recently sold Coinsetter and am on the west coast taking a breather for the next few months” he said.

Mr. Lukasiewicz founded Coinsetter in 2012, at the very height of Bitcoin’s rush to popularity, albeit in very different circumstances to today, where the technology behind Bitcoin, particularly Blockchain, is regarded as an institutional technological solution and is being widely adopted by major banks, a subject which FinanceFeeds has investigated in detail.

A far cry from the days of volatile values and the mavericks and anarchists that championed its cause in its inaugural years, Bitcoin has become an exchange-traded instrument which is based on a technology that has attracted record investments from experienced venture capital investors.

Indeed, in order to stake out its position as a mainstay of the future, Coinsetter concentrated on institutional clients from its outset in 2012, thus removing any of the pitfalls of exchanges that never made it to the position in which they can be accepted as both a fully regulated Wall Street fixture, or a pinnacle of Blockchain technology.

A matter that Mr. Lukasiewicz has been well aware of for a considerable length of time is the application of Blockchain database technology beyond the mining of Bitcoin. He explained this to me during a meeting in New York in the summer of last year, and was indeed correct in his predictions.

“It is essential to understand how the Blockchain technology is competitive, and who is using it. There is growth in the remittance use these days, so it is slowly displacing Western Union and MoneyGram at sometimes similar rates, and can be even done at much less cost, a tenth, but no consumers really try that. Companies are also trying to rival Transferwise which is taking Bitcoin into direct competition with deliverable FX” said Mr. Lukasiewicz.

“If bitcoin comes to you from somewhere, you don’t have to trust the institution or counterparty, and can credit an account quickly because of that. When you start creating Blockchains or tokens for fiat currencies that can be turned around really quickly and can speed up bank transfers which is important for the FX industry, but for this to work, trust relationships have to be built up between all institutions.” – Jaron Lukasiewicz, CEO & Founder, Coinsetter

The institions did indeed go down this route, and yesterday, following investment into the research of Bitcoin technology by several large banks, JPMorgan began conducting live tests involving the accounts of approximately 2,200 clients, by using Blockchain as a means of transferring funds internationally by automated means, marking Mr. Lukasiewicz’s perspective as absolutely accurate.

Mr. Lukasiewicz may well have had the technical abilities and entrepreneurial mind which has led his startup in such a new sector to success, however far from being a maverick who wished to circumvent the traditional banking system, he actually comes from the institutional banking industry.

In 2007, Mr. Lukasiewicz began his career at SPB Partners, where he gained an overview of the Private Equity space, before joining JPMorgan in 2008 as an investment banker.

In 2009, Mr. Lukasiewicz moved to Sanders Morris Harris and spent two years at the company as an investment banker before moving to The CapStreet Group in Houston, Texas as a Private Equity Associate.

The mix of experience between the financial industry and private equity gave him a very solid basis for entering the fintech startup arena, and in 2011 he co-founded Ticketometer with his brother Ardon in Houston Texas before making his big break in 2012 with the establishment of Coinsetter, which remains today one of the most prominent Bitcoin facilities in the world.

Whilst the structure and purpose of Mr. Lukasiewicz’s new venture is not yet in the public domain, it will be interesting to see the

Read this next

Digital Assets

US court greenlights IRS to track down crypto investors

A federal court has authorized the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue a so-called John Doe summons for taxpayers who may have failed to report and pay taxes on cryptocurrency transactions. 

Executive Moves

GCEX hires American Express’ veteran Marilu Revelli as marketing director

GCEX, a digital asset and FX technology platform for institutional and professional clients, has appointed Marilu Revelli to the role of Marketing Director.

Crypto Insider

Gate.io lists DeFiChain’s DFI token amid growing popularity

Bitcoin-based DeFi platform DeFiChain announced the listing of its native DFI token on Gate.io, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges.

Digital Assets

Binance in discussions with Japan regulators to relaunch operations

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by traded volume, is reportedly seeking a license to operate in Japan after its exit from the country four years ago.

Digital Assets

OKX Chain integrates .crypto domains to simplify wallet transactions

Unstoppable Domains, a company building Blockchain domain names, has entered a partnership with EVM and IBC compatible chain OKC (OKX Chain). This collaboration will grant OKC’s users the ability to simplify deposits and withdrawals within the regulated fiat-focused crypto-asset exchange.

Retail FX, Technology

MetaTrader’s iOS issue opens brokers’ eyes to other trading platforms

In a surprising (or-not-so-surprising) move, Apple has removed MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 from its App Store in a huge blow for the leading FX trading platform provider.

Retail FX

Pepperstone adds Capitalise.ai analytics and automated trading tools free of charge

“We look forward to bringing significant value to Pepperstone traders and making a real, positive impact in their daily trading habits. We are excited to welcome them on board.”

Retail FX

FP Markets wins Best Global Value Broker for 4th consecutive year at the 2022 Global Forex Awards

“We greatly appreciate the continued international recognition as at FP Markets we pride ourselves on these attributes and these prestigious awards are testament to the hard work from our global team to always provide our clients with the ultimate trading experience.”

Inside View

How to Engage Your Customer at Every Stage of Their Journey

As many as 89% of successful businesses say that providing assistive customer experiences is critical to their growth. That’s because a mere 5% increase in customer retention can boost profits by 25% to 95%.

<