GlobalBlock UK appoints Rodney Prescott as CTO

Rick Steves

The UK subsidiary of GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading was established in 2018 and provides a brokerage services with best execution trading and safe custody of digital assets.

GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading has appointed Rodney Prescott as Chief Technology Officer for its UK subsidiary.

Mr. Prescott brings a wealth of experience in blockchain, digital assets, and banking to the company as he has held senior managerial roles at global technology firms, consultancies, and banking groups.

Rodney Prescott joins GlobalBlock from Input Output, also known as IOHK, as a strategic consultant. The firm is the research and technology umbrella of the Cardano blockchain.

He also provided his strategic consultancy services to cross-chain protocol Qredo, the decentralized interoperable blockchain infrastructure which provides fast settlement over a decentralized network.

Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at global consultancy firm PwC, based in London. There, he assisted Central Banks and small to medium sized companies (SMEs) with their blockchain technology projects, including the South African Reserve Bank which explored the use of blockchain in Interbank settlement.

His career also includes roles at EY in Sydney and Hong Kong as he helped global financial services and technology companies drive their digital innovation and blockchain initiatives, and technology positions in banking, including Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and MLC.

Rufus Round, Chief Executive Officer at GlobalBlock, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Rodney and his wealth of crypto and technology experience to the team, knowing that he will play an instrumental part in the growth of the business as we roll out new products and services.

“Having been a key player within the industry for many years, we see his appointment as a fantastic development for all stakeholders of the business as we continue to capitalise on such a fast moving and fast growing sector.”

Rodney Prescott, Chief Technology Officer at GlobalBlock UK, said: “GlobalBlock is at a pivotal stage of its existence and this is a hugely exciting time to be joining the company, especially when there is clear evidence of wider digital asset adoption worldwide.

“Having experienced first hand how businesses and individuals are seeing to benefit from blockchain, tokenisation and cryptocurrency, joining a company with highly experienced professionals is an unmissable opportunity for me and I look forward to what the future holds for the business.”

GlobalBlock UK is a digital asset broker that provides a personalized telephone brokerage service, trading platform, and mobile app.

Based in the United Kongdom, the UK subsidiary of GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading was established in 2018 and provides best execution trading and safe custody of digital assets for individuals, corporates, institutional financial firms, and intermediaries.

The UK subsidiary is temporarily registered under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 as a cryptoasset business until 31st March 2022, pending the determination of the application by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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