Mariana Gospodinova, head of operation for Binance Europe has now become former executive for the exchange as she joins Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com as general manager for Europe.
Crypto.com shared the news in an announcement made on January 9. The exchange said that it has appointed former Binance executive as a general manager to spearhead European expansion.
Mariana Gospodinova joined Binance in August 2018, where she headed the operations in Europe and looked after the successful launch of the crypto to fiat exchange and other local initiatives. Before joining Binance, She also held leadership roles in the payment industry with European companies including Skrill, now Paysafe, and SysPay.
Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com, founded in 2016, seeks to accelerate the transition to cryptocurrency. The exchange claims to have over 1 million users on its platform and provides a powerful alternative to traditional financial services. It also claims to be the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have CCSS Level 3, ISO27001:2013 and PCI:DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance.
Kris Marszalek, Co-Founder and CEO of Crypto.com, on the appointment of Gospodinova, commented:
“Mariana is a rare example of a seasoned executive with expertise in both Crypto and Payments space. I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Mariana to the leadership team as we begin to scale our European business. We look forward to working together as a team to continue our efforts in being a fully-compliant industry leader to drive the mass adoption of cryptocurrency.”
Gospodinova, sharing her thoughts on this appointment, said:
“With its focus on security and compliance, Crypto.com has built a great reputation with customers, regulators and industry partners. I look forward to utilising my experience to contribute to its growth as we expand rapidly in Europe across different product lines. It’s a true honour to be part of this team and work together to achieve our vision of ‘cryptocurrency in every wallet.”
Binance has not yet announced the replacement of Mariana Gospodinova.
Crypto.com, as reported by Crypto Economy, launched its cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com Exchange in Beta on November 14. On December 4, Crypto.com opened its exchange public in close beta. The Crypto.com Exchange enables users to trade digital assets on the most liquid and secure platform in the market through its web interface, trading API, and Crypto.com App with low fees for both individual and corporate customers.