Miguel Vias, the once Head of XRP Markets at Ripple, has left the company to join the private market securities trading platform, Linqto, becoming their Chief Operating Officer, according to a press release.
Vias will “utilize his considerable expertise building liquidity for new financial products” to bring more viable users on the platform. The goal here, of course, is to bring more private investments into the cryptocurrency space. This release states that “one million accredited investors are invested in private markets, while there are forty-five million qualified to do so,” and Linqto wants to bring more of those users onto their platform.
Speaking on the matter is the CEO of Linqto, Bill Sarris, who said:
“As we continue to make private markets accessible to accredited investors globally, I could not think of a better addition to Linqto’s leadership team than Miguel. He joins us at a pivotal moment and brings a level of experience and expertise that will be critical in supporting Linqto as it becomes the global leader in private market liquidity.”
Vias also shared some thoughts himself, stating that he is “thrilled to join Linqto and to have the opportunity to work with the amazing team Bill has assembled. I look forward to helping accelerate the already substantial momentum they have created and am excited to continue finding new ways to provide our customers with liquid access to private markets.”