The Gemini Trust Company, LLC, the renowned Gemini cryptocurrency trading platform owned by the Winklevoss brothers, has announced that former Chief Information Officer at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Robert Cornish has joined the company, according to a July 6th news release.
Robert Cornish will join Gemini, the crypto trading platform which was founded by the Winklevoss brothers, as its first Director of Technology.
Previously, Cornish held several senior positions on the International Securities Exchange and was appointed by Institutional Investor as Financial Services Executive of Trading Technology Top 40.
At Gemini, Cornish will be responsible for significant technology initiatives and oversee the implementation of Nasdaq’s SMARTS market surveillance technology, which will enable Gemini to monitor all of its Gemini order books and auctions.
Tyler Winklevoss, CEO of Gemini, said in the statement that Cornish “will ensure that Gemini continues to offer the best platform experience to our customers to the extent possible and sets the standards of excellence for the kryptonite industry as a whole.”
More and more Wall Street executives move to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects
With this move, Cornish caught the wave of Wall Street executives migrating to blockchains and cryptocurrency projects.
This year, former Goldman Sachs Executive Director Priyanka Lilaramani joined HOLD, a Maltese crypto start-up, as the new CEO.
Head of Central Europe at Fujitsu Dr. Rolf Werner joined IOTA Foundation, while last year, the Coinbase cryptocurrency trading platform appointed former PayPal and Facebook executive David Marcus as a member of its board of directors.
Gemini cryptocurrency trading platform has big plans
In April, Gemini announced that it would start offering crypto block operations outside its usual order books. Investors interested in trading in the Gemini Block Trading market can buy and sell large amounts of digital currencies.
In December last year, Gemini partnered with the Chicago Board of Directors’ Options Exchange to launch Bitcoin (BTC) futures, allowing them to bring traditional market instruments into cryptocurrency universe.