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CG Blockchain Adds Michael Terpin To Board

CG Blockchain, the developer of blockchain technology for the investment industry, today announced that it has appointed crypto-visionary and pioneer Michael Terpin to its advisory board.

Michael Terpin is the Founder and CEO of Transform Group, ( Transform Group launched the first ICO, Mastercoin, which was also the first million-dollar ICO. To date, Transform Group has launched over 60 ICOs that now represent an estimated 31 percent of the total cryptocurrency market. As part of Terpin’s advisory role, CG Blockchain will also be enlisting the Transform Group to help with its continued launch activities.

CG Blockchain offers a number of tools for hedge funds, wealth management enterprises, and other cryptocurrency traders to trade cryptocurrency, including the Blockchain Terminal (BCT), a single, integrated interface for trading cryptocurrency across 65 major cryptocurrency exchanges, and ComplianceGuard, the first software developed to monitor traders’ desktops while simultaneously writing all transactions to a private blockchain, rendering the transactions immutable.

“I’m honored to have Michael and his team helping us to launch the best monitoring and execute tools available to the serious cryptocurrency investor. Michael is proven not only in cryptocurrency, but in the finance and technology markets that have traditionally appealed to institutional investors,” said Bob Bonomo, CG Blockchain President.

Michael and the Transform Group have led the PR efforts for more than 150 blockchain companies and foundations, including some of the leading token crowdsales. Client successes include the launches of Aeternity, Augur, Bancor, Ethereum, Factom, Gnosis, Golem Network, Lisk, MaidSafe, Qtum, and Tether, as well as campaigns for Bittrex, Counterparty, Dash, Eos, Kraken, NEM, Neo, Storj and Shapeshift.

“I’m impressed with the technology and team that CG Blockchain has already assembled,” said Terpin. “Their technology not only meets a specific and valuable market demand, but also represents the growing appeal of cryptocurrency, especially to the kinds of major investors that once eschewed it.”

In early 2013, Michael co-founded BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, which gave birth in 2014 to the successful CoinAgenda series of blockchain investor conferences in North America, Europe/EMEA, Asia and Caribbean/LatAm. He co-founded early blockchain incubator bCommerce Labs; the Bitcoin Syndicate on AngelList (with legendary super-angel Gil Penchina), and the Dapps Fund, which was a lead investor in the initial crowdsale for Ethereum, Factom, MaidSafe and Storj.

He currently heads up the ICO investment committee for Alphabit Fund, a Caymans-registered digital currency fund approaching $1 billion in investments, and advises numerous blockchain companies and foundations, including Bancor and ICOBox. He is also an advisor to the Consumer Electronics Show, where he helps program the blockchain content, including for CES Asia.

Prior to his exclusive focus on blockchain, Michael founded Marketwired, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive international newswires, for which he was a finalist in the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Originally known as Internet Wire and funded by Sequoia Capital and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Marketwired was acquired in April 2006 by Toronto-based media company, CCN Matthews, and is now owned by NASDAQ, which acquired it in February 2016 for $200 million. 

Michael holds an MFA in Creative Writing from SUNY at Buffalo and a dual Bachelor Degree in Newspaper Journalism and English Literature from Syracuse University. He serves as an advisor to SU’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he was inducted into its prestigious Wall of Fame.